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Vueling opens new destinations from Gatwick

Vueling is expanding its operations at Gatwick Airport, including the addition of five new routes.

The carrier, which is owned by parent company BA IAG, plans to base two aircraft at Gatwick and is adding a twice-daily service to Malaga, four-times-a-week services to Menorca and La Coruña and three-times-a-week services to Seville. and Granada.

The new services come on top of Gatwick’s existing operations in Barcelona, ​​Rome, Bilbao and Florence which are increasing in frequency.

The connections to Paris-Orly, Valence and Santiago de Compostela are operating normally.

Vueling’s announcement further boosts the recovery at Gatwick and the carrier joins other airlines, including British Airways, Wizz Air, Emirates, Turkish and WestJet, in increasing its schedule from the airport.

Stephanie Wear, Vice President Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport, said: “Vueling’s commitment to Gatwick is truly positive news for the airport, our partners and the local economy, as we continue to develop following the impacts of Covid. The news also shows how attractive airport slots are at Gatwick.

“The additional services that Vueling will now be able to offer to Spain and Italy – including new routes to Seville, Granada and Menorca – are great news for passengers from London and the South East, offering more choice and competition at popular destinations.”