Vueling to add Heathrow-Palma route

Spanish carrier Vueling is to launch a new route between London Heathrow and Palma for the summer 2013 season.

The daily service will commence on March 27, departing Palma at 1450 and landing into Heathrow at 1610, with the return leg leaving London at 1715 and arriving back in Majorca at 2025.

The Heathrow-Palma route was last served by Bmi in 2009, with Spanair codesharing on the route.

Last month Vueling announced plans to launch flights between Gatwick and Barcelona (see online news October 19).

The carrier will also start a new service between Cardiff and Malaga in April (see online news September 26). At the time of that announcement it was not clear if Vueling’s flights between Cardiff and Palma would continue for the summer 2013 season, but the carrier has now confirmed this service will operate next year.

Earlier this month BA and Iberia’s owner IAG confirmed it had made a takeover bid for Vueling (see online news November 8) – Iberia currently owns 45.85 per cent of the low-cost carrier.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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  • I wish they would re-introduce the flight to Seville. Now with a higher profile in UK, this may be a feasible route.

  • Excellent news, Living in LA and spending my summers in Palma, I much prefer to fly BA on the LAX-PMI route than IBERIA because is much better service and there is no comparison regarding inflight entertainment, the drawback was transferring to Gatwick after such a long flight. Hopefully the new LHR-PMI flight will have the BA codeshare so the connection will be hassle free!!!!!!

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