Posted on: 23 March 2012 by Mark Howells
From 25 March, Vueling begins services from a new permanent operating base at Rome-Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport.
The Rome airport becomes Vueling’s third international base having already inaugurated bases in Amsterdam and Toulouse.
“This is the first step to consolidate the growth of Vueling in Rome and in Italy,” commented Vueling CEO Alex Cruz. “From now on, passengers of Fiumicino will have at their disposal a first flight at 07:00, arriving in Barcelona at 08:50h perfect for those who travel for business and for connecting with our extensive network of flights from El Prat.”
Vueling’s 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.
The based Airbus A320, with capacity for 180 passengers, will improve current schedules due to flights departing early in the morning and late in the evening, and will enable increased frequency on routes already operating.
In total Vueling will offer 937,260 seats on eight routes from Rome. The new Rome–Nantes connection will join the existing routes to Barcelona, Malaga, Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca, Valencia and Paris.
Vueling is adding seven new connecting routes to Fiumicino (Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Santiago, La Coruña, Vigo, Brest and Southampton) via Barcelona.