- Özgür Töre
Vueling Airlines, an IAG (International Airlines Group) company, today announced the addition of Flyr to their interline platform, Vueling Global.
The new partnership between Vueling and Flyr allows passengers to book and travel to more locations across Europe and beyond.
Vueling Global, which was first made available in June 2021, already offers travellers a wide variety of weekly connections to airports throughout Europe and beyond.
Without having to establish new direct routes, Vueling and Flyr can now offer their customers extended offers between Bergen, Trondheim, Oslo and a growing domestic network in Norway. Flyr will be offering travel opportunities to its guests outside of Europe and it will be possible to book a journey now from Oslo to Malaga with Flyr and then continuing with Vueling to a number of connections in the Middle East and North Africa.
The partnership is powered by travel technology provider Dohop, whose API-based technology allows airlines to build partnerships and provide better connectivity to their passengers. A streamlined booking process allows passengers to book a connecting journey in one single booking process. In the event of a delay or disruption, Dohop services the connection while the airlines maintain customer ownership.
“Vueling continues investing on the virtual interlining technology through this partnership with Flyr. Our customers will benefit from an enhanced value proposition, increased merchandising capabilities, and expanded network. All this is embedded in an advanced digital experience with clear positive impact on our clients.” said Jesús Monzó, Distribution and Alliances Manager at Vueling.
“At Flyr we are pleased that this opportunity to partner with Vueling and Dohop we will be able to offer our guests, and an increased number of potential guests, a wider reach to international destinations and enjoy the benefits of interlining advanced technology," said Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer, Flyr.
"We are delighted to enable connectivity between two of Europe’s most innovative airlines. Since launching Vueling Global, it has been our pleasure to work with our partners in Barcelona to grow the platform, and adding Flyr, a dynamic airline focused on the future to this, showcases how forward-thinking airlines are developing partnerships for the benefit of their customers," added Sarah Hanan, Chief Commercial Officer at Dohop.
Vueling, a company which forms part of IAG group, is one of the main low-cost airlines in Europe and is key to connectivity in Spain. It is also the leader in its main base at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport, and in other important markets such as the city of Bilbao, or in the market between the mainland and the Balearic and Canary Islands.
Vueling continues its commitment to growth in the international market through its investment in bases in London Gatwick, Paris Orly, Amsterdam, Florence and Rome.
For the winter season, the company has a network of more than 245 short and medium haul routes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, which are operated with a total fleet of 125 Airbus A319, A320, A320neo and A321 aircraft.
In terms of sustainability and as part of IAG, the company's commitment to the environment is absolute, and the company has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the implementation of the FlightPath Net Zero strategy, and to operate 10% of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
Flyr is Norway’s new airline that following just over a year in the air has excited the market with popular destinations, affordable fares and friendly service. The route network includes several destinations in Norway, a number of European cities such as Paris, Rome, Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona, as well as typical holiday destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Las Palmas. During the summer season, the company also offers flights to a number of other destinations in Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Italy. All of Flyr’s 450 dedicated colleagues are permanently and directly employed by the airline. Flyr has a fleet of 12 Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-8 aircraft with an average age of about five years. This makes the fleet the most modern, most fuel-efficient and most environmentally friendly in the Nordics. Since it took to the skies, 1.8 million have chosen to travel with the airline and 350,000 are members of the loyalty program. The company’s brand new systems enable easy and efficient operations with few resources. New technology also makes it possible for to offer the guests a fully digital journey from booking to arrival at the destination.
Dohop is an Icelandic technology company with 17 years of experience developing innovative solutions in aviation and travel. Our core technology is focused on helping airlines create connecting journeys for their passengers. Being at the forefront of digital innovation in interline technology, Dohop has developed solutions for forward-thinking airlines, alliances, and airports around the globe, including other carriers such as easyJet, Transavia, Air France, Vueling, and Air Transat.