Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling, which already operates services to Barcelona, Malaga, Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Valencia and Paris from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, is to expand its services for the coming summer schedule.
From March 25, basing a single 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft at Fiumicino will allow the airline to start a Rome-Nantes connection and enable the possibility of improving current schedules and frequencies.
Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling said: “This is the first necessary step to consolidate the growth of Vueling in Rome and in Italy. From now on Fiumicino passengers will have at their disposal a first flight at 07:00 in the morning, arriving to Barcelona’s El Prat at 08:50, perfect for those who travel for business and for connecting with our extensive network of flights from that airport.”
Fiumicino Airport – also known by its Leonardo da Vinci name – will become Vueling’s third international base having already inaugurated them at Amsterdam and Toulouse.
Vueling states that its main goal in Rome is to repeat its growth strategy in Paris, where the airline operates a total of 17 direct routes and where it has established itself as the third largest airline in the French capital both in capacity and in carried passengers.
In total Vueling will offer 937.260 seats on eight routes from Rome.
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