Vueling is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Alicante from early April 2019.
The airline will fly to Alicante, a route well served from London, six times weekly from Sunday 7 April 2019.
Flights are on sale now at Vueling.
It is assumed that a codeshare with BA, which also flies to Alicante from Gatwick, will soon become available.
Vueling has not had a great time of late, with significant operational delays in the summer, partly due to periodic industrial action by Air Traffic Controllers in Marseille.
It has also had a slightly haphazard approach to the London market with routes spread across Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton with no coherent marketing message.
Vueling also flies from Gatwick to Barcelona, Bilbao, Florence, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome. It also serves Asturias on a summer seasonal basis and this route returns three times weekly from Tuesday 2 April 2019. From Heathrow, Vueling serves A Coruña and Barcelona, and from Luton it serves Amsterdam and Florence.
Vueling has recently acquired Flybe’s last remaining Gatwick slots. The times below don’t match the exact times of Flybe’s slots and more slots will be acquired from late October so it’s assumed further routes may follow.
London Gatwick – Alicante
Flight VY7381 Depart London Gatwick 21:00 – Arrive Alicante 00:40 (Daily, except Thursdays)
Flight VY7380 Depart Alicante 18:35 – Arrive London Gatwick 20:15 (Daily, except Thursdays)