Vueling increases passenger flow from the Middle East at Barcelona-El Prat airport with the signing of a new connection agreement with Royal Jordanian

  • · The passengers of the Jordanian company will benefit from the more than 160 destinations Vueling offers from the hub of Barcelona-El Prat.

  • These agreements will enable Vueling to continue to feed the long haul flights and join the existing ones with companies like American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways.

Vueling announced today the signing of a new connection agreement with Royal Jordanian Airline.

The agreement with the Jordanian carrier will contribute to boost Vueling as a company of reference in Barcelona to connect intercontinental flights as well as to promote this type of flights at the airport. Meanwhile it will increase the flow of long-haul passengers as those traveling with the airline based in Amman will be able to benefit from the more than 160 destinations Vueling offers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from its main hub at Barcelona-El Prat.

Vueling also signed two other connection agreements with Asian companies Hainan Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

This offer is increased in the case of Royal Jordanian, as the deal will also make it possible to connect with all the destinations offered by Vueling from Barcelona-El Prat thanks to its three weekly flights from Amman.

The services will be available through the websites of each of the three companies – , – and also through travel agencies worldwide.

The agreements will allow a passenger to fly comfortably to the Middle East or Asia, or vice versa, in connection with Vueling with a single ticket and picking up the luggage directly at the airport of destination. Therefore, this will enable Vueling to continue to boost long-haul and intercontinental flights as already being done by existing agreements with companies such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways.

In 2015 alone Vueling has carried more than 500,000 passengers from Asia and the Pacific and more than 150,000 from the Middle East.

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is an international Asian airline based in Hong Kong that provides regular commercial services, and also cargo. It has more than 190 destinations in 52 countries and a fleet of 147 aircraft. It was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and remains deeply committed to its main hub, investing in it to develop Hong Kong as one of the most important centres of international aviation in the world. Cathay Pacific and its sister airline, Dragonair, are part of the Swire group. Cathay Pacific is also the majority shareholder in AHK Air Hong Kong, an all-cargo company that provides scheduled services within Asia. Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, whose Network reaches more than 1,000 destinations worldwide.

Hainan Airlines.

Established in 1993, Hainan Airlines operates scheduled, commercial and cargo flights to nearly 90 domestic and international destinations from its main base in Haikou and 7 other operational bases in China, including Beijing, Guangzhou and Xi'an. Its international network covers Asia, Europe and North America. In 2015 the company fleet consists of more than 150 Boeing 737, 767 and 787 and Airbus 330. Due to its high quality services the company has been awarded for five consecutive years since 2011 with the Skytrax Five Star Airline award, Skytrax "Best Award Airline in China ", the WTA "Asia's Best Business Class 2015" and the WTA "World's Best Business Class 2015".

Royal Jordanian

The aim of the Jordanian Royal Jordanian airline is to connect Jordan and the east with the rest of the world. From its hub at Queen Alia International Airport, Royal Jordanian operates a fleet of 27 aircraft that connect to 55 direct destinations and to over 1000 cities in over 150 countries through the Oneworld Alliance. Royal Jordanian also has a wide range of services and amenities for its passengers. The company also has very high quality personalized audio and video entertainment system aboard. The aim of Royal Jordanian is to offer a broad network of destinations from Amman to Europe, the USA, Canada, North Africa and the Far East.


Vueling, a company belonging to the IAG group (International Airlines Group) since 2013, began operations in 2004 with a fleet of two Airbus A320, four routes and the aim of offering excellent customer service at competitive prices. Ten years later the company has transported over 95 million passengers and in 2016 and will operate over 400 routes to over 160 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a fleet of over 100 aircraft based at 22 airports.

This year, 2015, Vueling has been recognised as the best low cost company according to the prestigious publications Air Transport News and Agenttravel.


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