The Spanish low-fare airline Vueling wants to compete in the Nordic market. Vueling is one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. It offers a wide range of cheap flights among main European cities, and now they want to get their piece of the Scandinavian market as well. They begin with Norway, and first route will be Oslo – Barcelona and Bergen – Barcelona, starting already in May 2013.
Distrita likes that they will fly from the main airport of Norway, Oslo Gardermoen, with easy access to Oslo downtown. The Airport Express Train takes to you to downtown in 19 minutes! Hopefully, they will increase the number of flights and destinations. By now, plenty airlines fly to Barcelona, while none fly to Madrid, Spain’s capital, a city that we think deserve much better coverage. Ryanair has launched that they will start Rygge flights to Madrid from April 2013. That’s a good initiative, but still there are no flights from the main airport, not even in the summer and high season!
At the 2012 World Low Cost Airlines Congress (WLCAC) held in London, the Barcelona based Spanish airline, Vueling, broke the records taking home four out of eight of the total Budgie awards. Other finalists include well-known low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, easyJet, Norwegian, Air Baltic, and AirBerlin, just to name a few. Vueling is no stranger to the award podium as this is its fourth consecutive year to receive recognition; last year it won the Most Innovative Company award and in 2010 Alex Cruz won the Airline CEO of the Year award.
Vueling was awarded in the following categories:
Best Airline of the Year
Best Business Traveler Offering
Best Sales and Distribution Strategy
Best Customer Loyalty Scheme
As you see, a good airline has just landed.