Vueling Airlines is a low-fare airline based in Barcelona, Spain. It serves many destinations in Europe and the western Mediterranean. Its main base is Barcelona Airport, with additional hubs at Valencia Airport, Madrid Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
Vueling was established in 2004 and commenced operations on 1 July 2004. It was chosen the third-best European low-cost airline, behind Air Berlin and easyJet. Vueling has chosen Paris as its first operational base outside Spain.
July 7, 2009 Vueling Airlines and Clickair said they will complete their "merger of equals" on July 9. The new carrier will use the Vueling airlines name and Iberia airlines will hold 45.9%, Hemisferio/Planeta 14.3% and Air Nostrum parent Nefinsa 4.2%. Vueling airlines will operate 35 A320s (18 former Clickair) on 92 routes to/from 42 destinations in 18 countries. "The new Vueling must deliver a three-year plan to the board in October and a zero-growth plan is unlikely to be acceptable," CEO Alex Cruz said. It expects annual revenue of €800 million ($1.12 billion) and an initial €40-€45 million in synergies