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New long-haul aircraft order for Iberia

Iberia has confirmed an order for two long-haul Airbus A330-200s, to be delivered in 2017-2018. The twin-engine A330/200s modern and highly fuel-efficient and will reduce CO2 emissions. They have a range of up to 11,500 kilometres. The new aircraft will raise to 29 the number of long-haul aircraft ordered by Iberia since August 2014, of which deliveries will begin next month. Thirteen new Ai...

Carlos Gomez is appointed as MD of TAG Aviation España

Carlos Gomez has been appointed managing director of TAG Aviation España, effective from 1 January 2016. Gomez succeeds Rafael Villaneuva who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside the company. After leading TAG Aviation España earlier in his career with the company, Gomez held the position of CEO, TAG Aviation Asia, for the past four years. In returning to Madrid, G...

Vueling Airlines reveals two new Manchester flights

Vueling Airlines has said it will launch two new routes from Manchester Airport for summer 2016.  Part of International Airlines Group, Vueling will offer direct services to Alicante and Rome from June 2016. The Spanish low cost airline will operate three flights a week to Alicante and two flights a week to Rome in addition to their existing service to Barcelona, which started in June 2...

Vueling will fly from Vilnius to Barcelona

As of summer 2016, Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will start carrying passengers from/to Barcelona to/from Vilnius. The airline will benefit from financial assistance offered by the aviation route incentive programme, created by the Lithuanian Airports, cites LETA/ELTA. Vueling has already launched the ticket sales for flights starting from late June, 2016: a trip from Vilnius to Barcelo...

6 Insights From Vueling’s CEO on Running the Contrarian Low-Cost Carrier

Can a low-cost carrier transcend the bare bones model and bring added value and convenience to passengers through user-friendly digital platforms, without breaking the bank? Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, has. The airline has defied the traditional definition of a low-cost carrier — that of an independent operator taking market share from legacy airlines &m...

Iberia Group to launch Birmingham-Madrid route

The Iberia Group will launch a new Birmingham- Madrid service on 27 March 2016. The low-cost carrier Iberia Express will operate the return flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Madrid is a major destination for business travellers and tourists alike. Famous for its art museums as well as its football teams, Madrid is also a shopper’s paradise, boasting both name-brand shop...