Clickair revises timetable, awaits Vueling merger ruling

16 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell

Low-cost carrier Clickair is switching its Bilbao flights from Gatwick to Heathrow from the end of October, and is to drop services from London to Vigo and Valencia.

The Barcelona-based airline says it is cutting its Valencia route due to “disappointing passenger numbers”, along with flights from London to Vigo, although this decision will be reviewed at the start of next year’s summer season.

In addition it is moving its flights to Bibao to Heathrow at the start of the winter schedule. The new schedule for Clickair flights from London is as follows:

Days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7: Bilbao - London Heathrow (departs 0955, arrives 1040)
Days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7: London Heathrow - Bilbao (departs 1135, arrives 1425)
Days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7: La Coruna - London Heathrow (departs 1505, arrives 1605)
Days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7: London Heathrow - La Coruna (departs 1715, arrives 2010)
Days 1,5,6,7: Seville - London Gatwick (departs 1115, arrive 1245)
Days 1,5,6,7: London Gatwick – Seville (departs 1330, arrives 1700)

Clickair is also awaiting a decision from Spain’s competition commission regarding its proposed merger with fellow Spanish carrier Vueling (also based in Barcelona). Iberia owns 80 per cent of Clickair, and would become a major shareholder in the merged airline (which would operate under the Vueling name).

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