Vueling Opens Toulouse Base

SPANISH LOW-COST operator Vueling is to open a base at Toulouse’s Blagnac Airport in the south of France in late April 2011, its eighth base and first outside of Spain.  The Barcelona-headquartered venture will position a single Airbus A320 in Toulouse to launch flights to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, Paris, Pisa and Venice and further growth is expected beyond next year’s summer season.  The airline’s management team said it selected Toulouse/Blagnac ahead of a number of rival airports and worked closely with airport authorities, tourist and economic promotion offices on the French city and the region of Midi-Pyrenees before taking the decision.