Vueling Refines Barcelona Hub With Shorter Connections

By Jens Flottau
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 07, 2013

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling is the International Airlines Group's only unit that manages to generate solid returns on intra-European routes. And having just placed a huge order for up to 120 Airbus A320s and A320neos, Vueling is working on refining its model further.

IAG, the parent of Iberia and British Airways (BA), took full control of Vueling earlier this year to complete its portfolio with an asset that is successful where others, including Iberia and BA, have failed: making money in Europe. But Vueling is outgrowing its home market, Spain, as well as its hub, Barcelona, so is weighing its options.

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