Vueling to add nine new aircraft in 2011

Vueling has ratified an agreement to incorporate three new aircraft into its fleet before the end of this year in addition to the six aircraft that the company reached agreement on in 2010 for service introduction between April 2010 and June 2011.

Vueling will therefore add a total of nine aircraft in 2011, taking its total fleet to 42 aircraft and representing an investment of around €110 million.

Six aircraft are coming into the fleet to reinforce the projected growth plan for 2011 which focuses on expansion at Vueling’s main base in Barcelona, together with airports it serves in Spain and its two new international bases in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Toulouse (France).

The remaining three aircraft will be incorporated into Vueling’s fleet with the aim of gradually rejuvenating it and reducing the average age to one of less than six years by 2012.

Eight of the new aircraft will be Airbus A320s which Vueling has operated since its outset. The ninth will be an Airbus A319, with a capacity of 144 seats.

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