mauriceb
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Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:05 pm

Barcelona- Schiphol is, together with Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome Fiumicino and Milan malpensa, fighting to become the new hub of the spanish based , low-cost airline, Vueling. End of februari they will announce who will be the lucky winner. Its not clear yet how many planes they will be using for the new hub

From out of Schiphol, vueling is already flying to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.




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PavlovsDog
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:07 pm

CDG would make the most sense. The Ile-de-France market is still wide open for a LCC.
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:07 pm

I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:09 pm

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.

no mather which they choose, CDG or AMS, they will be in a fight with tranavia anyway, since there will be an HV at ORY
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:04 am

I wonder if, when they open a base either in FCO or AMS, they will start a long-awaited low-cost AMS-Rome flight. Then most likely, HV will respond quickly by moving the RTM-FCO to a AMS-FCO so fierce competition  Smile
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:19 am

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 3):
no mather which they choose, CDG or AMS, they will be in a fight with tranavia anyway, since there will be an HV at ORY

Indeed, I almost forgot about that...
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:55 am

Choose AMS and they could give EI some long waited competition to DUB.
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:15 am

AMS isn't the easiest market due to high taxes and competition by Transavia. EasyJet, Sterling, Smartwings, BMIbaby, Virgin Express, Helvetic and Air Berlin have either given up AMS or downgraded their flights
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:09 am

Interesting to see Vueling open a hub outside of Spain but Spain can't provide unlimited expansion opportunuties so I guess this move was inevitable

Any chance of a Vueling flight to the UK soon?
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egmcman
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:33 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
Any chance of a Vueling flight to the UK soon?

Many of the UK based lcc's already serve Spain that's IB has responded with Click.
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:42 am

My money is on Paris. But I wonder why CDG and not ORY...?

Second guesses. The Italian cities. Still alot of uncertaintity in the marketplace, re: Alitalia.

Amsterdam would be a bloodbath.

In my eye, none of the choices seem ideal, but they are hemmed in with the Iberian market, so they really have no choice....my only question is why have they narrowed it down to already heavily served airports? And what kind of competitive product can they offer? That isn't being served?
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

One of these days, European carriers are going to have to look at consolidation and acquisition....how much more capacity is there?
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:53 am

Is sure that the new hub will be out from Spain? My guess in Spain is SVQ to fight in routes with Clickair.
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
The Italian cities. Still alot of uncertaintity in the marketplace, re: Alitalia.

Could be a good time then to enter the market, take advantage of Alitalia weaknesses?
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:17 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

They don't really do anything revolutionary, but still they provide a nice experience. Immaculate, brand-new A320s, good website, very fair prices, efficient kiosk check-in process, nice modern "feel" from the graphic design of the marketing materials, to the appealing livery and the cabin interior to the up-to-date music played onboard, front & rear door boarding, and the fashion magazines in the seat pocket, not to mention they're on time.
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:45 am

Quoting Shane (Reply 13):
Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
I haven't flown Vueling, so I am unable to comment on their product...but what do they do, that the other airlines don't?

They don't really do anything revolutionary, but still they provide a nice experience. Immaculate, brand-new A320s, good website, very fair prices, efficient kiosk check-in process, nice modern "feel" from the graphic design of the marketing materials, to the appealing livery and the cabin interior to the up-to-date music played onboard, front & rear door boarding, and the fashion magazines in the seat pocket, not to mention they're on time.

In addition to that they where the first Spanish airline to offer online seat reservations and are the only domestic airline in Spain to offer IFE on all flights. I could be wrong but I believe they play episdoes of Friends.
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:16 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
My money is on Paris. But I wonder why CDG and not ORY...?

simply because no or very few slots available at ORY
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:46 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 14):
I could be wrong but I believe they play episdoes of Friends.

and The Simpsons
 
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RE: Vueling To Announce New European Hub

Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:16 pm

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
I'm hoping for AMS. Vueling is a solid airline and I would love to see them here more. They would give HV big problems IMHO.

What makes you think they're a solid airline? Up to now they have shown a loss and we'll se what they show this year.

Quoting Shane (Reply 13):

It's easy to be on time when you have a handfull of flights, we'll see what happens as they grow.

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