Qatar Airways and Vueling have signed an
interline agreement that will enable the Doha-based airline to
increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening
Vueling’s hubs in Rome and Barcelona.
Barcelona’s El Prat Airport is Vueling’s main
hub, where the company holds 38% market share, and from which the
airline offers direct flights to 121 destinations and up to 11,000
connections across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Additionally, Vueling currently offers 40 direct
routes from Fiumicino Airport in Rome, the company's second
operational hub, as well as 850 possible connections to
destinations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
This agreement follows the codeshare set up with
British Airways, a fellow member of oneworld along with Qatar
Airways, in June.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “This agreement with Vueling
is the first step in offering our clients seamless access to and
from Europe via Rome-Fiumicino and El Prat. Both airlines, as well
as the teams at Fiumicino and El Prat will work towards providing
the best possible travel experience for all our passengers.”
Qatar Airways which has been operating in Spain
since 2005, offers 10 flights per week to Barcelona, and seven
flights per week to Madrid. The airline also flies to three
destinations in Italy, with a double-daily service to both Rome
and Milan, and daily flights to Venice.
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