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Ryanair offensive on Vueling’s main base

Ryanair counterattacks after Vueling’s announcement last January that it will strengthen its operations in El Prat. The Irish low cost will increase its capacity at the Catalan airport by 14% during the next summer season with the aim of strengthening its market share. (Historical Ryanair programming at the home of Vueling)

According to the newspaper La Vanguardia, the number of places will grow to 6.2 million, 1.2 more than in the summer period of last year. With up to 14 aircraft based, it will fly to around 71 destinations, among which are five newly added ones, such as Alicante, Tangier, Zadar, Reggio Emilia and Cork.

However, it will still be far from Vueling, which has a 42% share at this airport. Looking ahead to the summer, the IAG company has already announced that it will not add major new routes, but it will increase its offer by 7%, reaching 15 weekly frequencies on 90 different routes. (Vueling is already looking to summer: it is reinforced in Barcelona, ​​London and Paris)

It will also strengthen its connections with Seville and Malaga by adding an additional daily frequency, as well as in the Balearic Islands, exceeding 12 extra departures. Likewise, it will be strengthened in the Canary Islands, where it will operate more than 220 weekly flights.

Regarding international routes, its main offensive will arrive in European capitals, such as London and Paris, from Barcelona, ​​where it plans to add up to 3 daily flights. However, it will also increase its offer by 11% in Germany, with the incorporation of new frequencies on routes to Berlin, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

Source: Preferente

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