Vueling to double London Heathrow–Bilbao frequency

Vueling is to increase the frequency of its flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao from 30 October from which date the flight schedule will feature twice daily flights, doubling the airline’s capacity to the Spanish destination.

The new London–Bilbao schedule will see flights depart Heathrow at 11:35 and 17:35 to arrive in Bilbao at 14:30 and 20:30 respectively. In the opposite direction, flights will leave Bilbao at 09:55 and 15:50 and land in London at 10:40 and 16:40 respectively. All times given are local.

The increased frequency follows a successful seven years of service between London and Bilbao. “We are responding to increased demand from passengers in both the leisure and business markets. The new schedule enables business executives to make convenient day return trips, and leisure visitors can enjoy comfortable long weekend breaks,” commented Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling.

Vueling has noted a growing demand from regular business travellers for the route to the burgeoning economic centre. “This sector is increasingly important for Vueling and we plan to create additional business-focused products to join our existing portfolios of services,” noted Cruz.

Vueling already offers a variety of business-focused products including: Go, which enables passengers to check in for an earlier flight than booked if required; Duo, which allows clients to buy the middle seat of three for extra space; business travel arrangers can purchase Vueling seats through travel agents; and business travellers can earn points on their Iberia Punto scheme.

Another product providing flexibility for the business traveller is the recently launched iPhone app. It allows online check-in and downloading of boarding passes, seat selection, changing time and/or day of travel, and direct access to the Customer Service Centre and other useful phone numbers. The same services are available with full functionality through Vueling’s mobile portal, a channel that has doubled sales compared to last year. These services are all available anywhere, anytime, just by using a smartphone.

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