Posted on: 17 May 2016 by Mark Howells
A new partnership between Vueling and LATAM Airlines will strengthen the status of Barcelona El Prat Airport as the chief connection for passengers flying between Sao Paulo in Brazil and Europe.
Vueling’s network of 147 short- and long-haul flights operating from El Prat Airport is now available in all of LATAM Airline’s sales channels.
Fernando Estrada, Vueling’s director of strategic alliances, remarked, “The agreement with LATAM Airlines allows Vueling to continue to drive momentum to long-haul and intercontinental flights and in this way will strengthen El Prat Airport’s position as an important hub for short- and medium-haul flights in Europe.”
Catalina Nannig, commercial director of LATAM Airlines for Europe, added, “This new partnership with Vueling will allows us to offer more connection options between Europe and Latin America, establishing Barcelona as a vital hub for our network of flights.”
Vueling has been operating connecting flights from its main hub in Barcelona since July 2010. LATAM Airlines has operated from El Prat airport since October 2015. The airline runs four weekly flights from Barcelona to Sao Paulo and from June will increase flights to one per day.