Vueling thanks its customers as the airline celebrates carrying 50 million passengers!

Thursday 28th June 2012

The company has reached the milestone of carrying its 50 millionth passenger this summer, with a total of 152 routes in 74 airports throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Of the total, more than 33 million passengers have flown to or from Barcelona - El Prat Airport where the airline has its major operational base.

Barcelona, 28th June 2012- Vueling, the new generation airline has now carried more than 50 million passengers since the beginning of its operations on July 1st, 2004. Eight years later, the company reaches this historical milestone operating a total of 152 routes at 74 airports throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with a fleet of 59 aircraft Airbus (57 A320 and two A319).

Of the total number of passengers carried in the history of the company, 33.600.000 passengers have flown to or from Barcelona - El Prat Airport, where the company has its main operating hub with 34 based aircraft. This represents 67% of the total number of passengers transported across the Vueling network, which reaffirms the commitment of Vueling and its leadership position in Barcelona, where it currently has a market share of 30%.

The 50 million passengers have been transported in the following markets: the first is in Vueling's home market of Spain, with a total of 25.677.000 million; the second is Italy with 9.541.000 million, followed by France with 7.795.409 and then Benelux with 4.539.910. The rest of the passengers are from other markets including the United Kingdom, Portugal and Croatia with a total of 3.295.984 and long-haul routes including destinations such as Moscow, Tel Aviv and Greece among others, added 841.868.

  • Vueling thanks its passengers.

To celebrate the milestone, Vueling organised a photographic competition through social media platform Facebook and Instagram, to transform the fuselage of an Airbus A320 aircraft into a piece of art at 30,000 feet high.

LluĂ­s Pons, Marketing Director, Vueling said: "We are very happy to have reached the figure of 50 million passengers and by way of thanks we have commissioned this amazing piece of art. This figure undoubtedly represents a major milestone for the company, especially in these difficult times where Vueling has opted to grow both in number of routes and flights."

The result was more than 200 selected photographs from more than 6,000 entrants, forming a mosaic on the fuselage of the aircraft Airbus A-320s EC-JZQ, as well as 50 prizes of return flights to any destination on the Vueling routemap. The photos are available to view on the web:

  • Vueling in the UK.

Vueling's first flights into London arrived in 2009. For summer 2012, with an expanded UK route network, Vueling will operate nine routes from four airports: London Heathrow to Bilbao, Galicia, La Coruna and Vigo; Cardiff to Barcelona, Palma and Alicante from from both Southampton and Edinburgh to Barcelona.

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