LIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4361 times:
The spanish low cost carrier Vueling is to open its 4th base at Seville airport basing 3 new Airbus 320 by December, as announced today. The new 'hub' in Seville follows current centres in Madrid, Barcelona and Paris. In addition, rumors suggest the 5th base's launch, in Italy, expected to be announced some time in the upcoming months in order to start in 2008. Strong candidates are Rome and Milan.
Vueling is also going to introduce several new domestic and international routes during the next winter season :
*Alicante to Brussels (effective Dec 16)
*Alicante to Rome FCO (effective Dec 15)
*Barcelona to Nice (effective Oct 1)
*Granada to Paris CDG (effective Oct 28)
*Granada to Rome FCO (effective Oct 29)
*Madrid to Bologna (effective Oct 28)
*Madrid to Brussels (effective Oct 28)
*Madrid to Nice (effective Oct 28)
*Malaga to Brussels (effective Oct 28)
*Malaga to Rome FCO (effective Oct 28)
*Seville to Amsterdam (effective Dec 1)
*Seville to Bilbao (effective Dec 1)
*Seville to Brussels (effective Dec 2)
*Seville to Lisbon (effective Dec 1)
*Seville to Milan MXP (effective Dec 2)
*Seville to Venice (effective Dec 1)
Varig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4123 times:
good luck to Vueling
it's an adorable airline!
I flew their first FCO-CDG and they offered everybody a glass of champagne and one of us won a free ticket: they did the lottery while we were cruising
also the crew was so friendly and nice compared to Easyjet jail wardens
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Bullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3795 times:
Yes it's true they have cash backing them up but remember these companies are willing to risk their money but if they don't start to see some results they will let it die. After all they also have share holders who in the end will ask to justify those losses.
Remember you can have a full flight and still loose money. The way I see it is that their growing but loosing more and more money, I can understand in this business you can't expect a profit the first few years, but at the rate they're increasing their losses I wonder how much patience will the investors have. Remember one major investor has already pulled out ( and by the way cashed in at the expense on minor share holders who have seen the shares go down from 1st Jan by more than 22%) Several top managers have left the company and growth is starting to bite into their reputation as the start to have major delays and other logical problems. Go to google and put quejas vueling and you'll see what I'm talking about.
These are my principles but if you don't like them I have others
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3228 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
Vueling today announced that they will withdraw from CDG-AMS. No surprise at all, I was surprised when they actually started the route: competition from train and car is heavy, and then there still is AF-KL, to defend it's home-turf.
I wonder what will happen with AMS-AGP and AMS-ALC, as both flights were operated in a W-pattern by the CDG aircraft. ALC is still bookable, AGP isn't for now. Does anyone have more information?
Maybe when they open a FCO-base, they can add FCO-AMS and operate W-flights again, or maybe they will reschedule the SVQ-AMS flight.
LXM83 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
Quoting Joost (Reply 6): I wonder what will happen with AMS-AGP and AMS-ALC
As far as I can see on their website, AMS-ALC is still available until the end of the Summer 2007 timetable. AMS-AGP is also available in Winter but now originates AGP-AMS-AGP instead of AMS-AGP-AMS. The timetable seems to fit in between a BCN-AGP and an AGP-BCN flight.