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New Route of the Day (13 June 2024): Vueling between Barcelona and Comiso

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Vueling commenced seasonal flights between Barcelona and Comiso in Sicily in southern Italy on Thursday 13 June. The 1,185-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, until 8 September with the A320 aircraft. It marks the first time the two cities have been linked with a nonstop air service as well as Vueling’s first ever flight to Comiso.

Flight VY2008 departs Barcelona at 05:55 local time, arriving in Comiso at 08:00. The return service, operating as flight VY2009, takes off from Vincenzo Magliocco Airport at 08:35 local time, touching back down in Spain at 10:45.

Comiso served by seven airlines

Aeroitalia is Comiso’s largest carrier, both by the volume of capacity and operated flights. It is followed by easyJet and Volotea, while Vueling positions itself as the fourth largest. Other airlines that maintain flights to Comiso over the summer include Neos and Transavia France, while Wizz Air will restore operations to Tirana on 2 August.

In addition to Vueling’s Barcelona service, another two airlines will launch new flights from Comiso this summer. They include easyJet to Naples, starting 24 June, and Volotea to Bari, launching 5 July.

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Aeroitalia and Volotea are the only two airlines that maintain year-round flights out of Comiso.

Vueling expands Italy operations

Italy remains a key market for Vueling, being the only country other than Spain to have more than one international base, among the LCC’s 16 in Europe.

The new route strengthens Vueling’s existing operations to Sicily, where it serves Palermo Airport with up to 9-weekly flights to Barcelona, as well as Catania, with up to 8-weekly and 5-weekly flights respectively to Barcelona and Florence, during the summer season.

Overall, Vueling’s Italian summer this year includes flights from 14 other airports, in addition to Comiso. They are Rome FCO and Florence, which form its two strategic bases in the country, then Milan MXP, Milan Linate, Turin, Genoa, Venice, Bologna, Naples, Bari, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, and Olbia.

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