LONDON – Spanish LCC (low-cost carrier) Vueling, which is owned and operated by IAG, International Airlines Group, has announced that it will be launching two new scheduled services from London Gatwick.
The Two New Services
The two new routes that the carrier has announced will connect London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Genoa and Jerez (Cádiz). Both of these routes are scheduled to commence in early July.
London Gatwick to Jerez (Cádiz) in southern Spain will be the first of both routes to start on July 1 and will be operated on a twice-weekly basis to Jerez Airport (XRY).
London Gatwick to Genoa on the north-western coast of Italy to the Tyrrhenian Sea will start on July 3 and will be operated on a three times per week basis to Genoa City Airport (GOA), also known as Christopher Columbus Airport.
Commenting on the two new routes, Vueling’s Chief Commercial Officer of Customer, Strategy, and Networks, Carolyn Prowse has said:
“Vueling has scheduled a total of 113 destinations in 31 countries until October 29, 2022, reaching a very similar level of operations to 2019 (pre-pandemic).”
“We are very excited to see a progressive development of business this year and to keep expanding the airline’s offering across Europe.”
“The recent announcement of new operations from London Gatwick Airport to Jerez Airport and Genoa City Airport evidence the strong confidence in UK tourism to popular European destinations.”
Both of these new services will be operated by a mixture of Vueling’s All-Airbus fleet, ranging from the Airbus A319, A320ceo, A320neo, and A321ceo.
Vueling currently has a total of 124 aircraft in its fleet, broken down as, six Airbus A319s, 75 Airbus A320ceos (Current Engine Option), 25 Airbus A320neos (New Engine Option), and 18 Airbus A321neos.
The launch of these two new services, it will bring Vueling’s overall destination offering from London Gatwick to a total of 16 as part of their summer 2022 schedule.
Their other 14 destinations are –
- Malaga in Spain operated 14 times per week.
- Barcelona in Spain operated 55 times per week.
- Bilbao in Spain operated 22 times per week.
- Granada in Spain operated three times per week.
- A Coruña in Spain operated four times per week.
- Almeria in Spain operated three times per week.
- Menorca in Spain operated four times per week.
- Asturias in Spain operated six times per week.
- Santiago de Compostela in Spain operated seven times per week.
- Sevilla in Spain operated four times per week.
- Valencia in Spain operated seven times per week.
- Rome in Italy operated 23 times per week.
- Florence in Italy operated 15 times per week.
- Paris Orly in France operated 17 times per week.
The announcement of these two new routes from Vueling shows just how strong the United Kingdom’s travel sector is rebounding this summer since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Not only is Vueling expanding operations, but we are also seeing expansions from UK home carriers such as Jet2 and easyJet, who have all seen a huge spike in demand on bookings from UK travelers, be it for leisure or business purposes.