Posted on: 19 June 2014 by Mark Howells
British Airways and Vueling have confirmed a codeshare agreement which will provide BA customers with access to new destinations and many more routes when the major adds its flight code to more than 170 Vueling services.
British Airways customers will be able to book Vueling flights through all BA sales channels and collect Avios on these bookings. The codeshare routes are largely centred on Vueling’s operation in Italy with 37 international and 11 domestic routes available from Vueling’s Rome Fiumicino base. These include the destinations, new to BA customers, of Brindisi, Palermo, Lamezia, Valencia, Split and Nantes. Other new routes on offer through the codeshare include Heathrow to Bilbao and La Coruña, Cardiff to Malaga and Alicante, and Edinburgh to Barcelona.
Fernando Estrada, Vueling’s director of strategy, alliances and business development, commented, “We are very excited about this agreement with British Airways, which allows us to be more competitive in the market and concretely support the development of the airport of Rome Fiumicino and tourism in the city of Rome. The agreement, which is part of the significant international expansion undertaken by Vueling, will soon be extended to other routes and markets.”
Other routes in the codeshare include Paris Orly to Catania (Sicily), Barcelona to Naples, Brussels to Venice and Copenhagen to Florence.