Vueling to open a base in Brussels

Vueling A320 EC-HHA in Valencia airport by Rob Wilson /

Vueling will have a 180-seater A320 with his new base in Brussels, as from May 1, where they have scheduled seven new routes i.e. RomeVenice,LisbonPortoSantiago de CompostelaIbiza and Palma de Mallorca.

Yesterday, the airline announced they expect to increase their seat availability in Brussels by 108% regarding last summer. In particular, they will connect the Belgian city with BarcelonaValenciaAlicante and Málaga apart from the other new seven destinations.

With this, it will be the first time for Vueling to connect two cities out of Spain. Thanks to their base in Brussels, they will fly directly to Rome, Venice, Porto and Lisbon. All four routes will be served year round. Rome and Lisbon will be daily flights, Venice will have 5 frequencies, and Porto will be operated 4 times a week.

The new routes to Spanish cities will be served during the summer only: Santiago de Compostela three times a week and Ibiza and Palma will be operated twice a week (four and three times a week respectively in high season).

You may remember our post on the possible demand for the route Brussels-Vigo which Vueling had already been operating in 2010. There was no mention about this in their announcement though.

Photo: Rob Wilson /