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ARINC has been Vueling’s preferred supplier since 2004

Vueling re-signs with ARINC for enhanced communications services

Vueling Airlines, Spain’s low-fare carrier, has renewed its communications contract with ARINC Incorporated to receive ARINC ACARS Data Link and OpCenterSM Message Management Service.

ARINC has been Vueling’s preferred supplier since the airline was established in 2004. The new agreement makes ARINC the carrier’s exclusive data link provider and includes ARINC service commitments supporting growth from Vueling’s 2009 merger and recent route expansions, which have made it Spain’s second largest carrier.

“ARINC is delighted with the greatly enhanced business relationship created through this agreement and looks forward to supporting Vueling’s future growth initiatives,” stated Michael DiGeorge, ARINC EMEA Senior Director, Aviation Solutions.

The new agreement provides Vueling with ARINC’s ACARS data link service, Type B messaging and connectivity, and ARINC’s OpCenter solution. OpCenter integrates data link information across the enterprise, and enables real-time automatic data processing to support Vueling’s expanded fleet of 47 aircraft and 24/7 flight operations.

“Through our recent expansion, we have come to rely on ARINC to help us maximize productivity and efficiency at optimum cost,” said Albert Perez Subiros, Vueling’s Manager of Engineering & Planning. “We are very pleased at their ability to assist in our growth while keeping a sharp focus on cost control and the bottom line.”

Vueling is renowned in the industry for its focus on the bottom line, and ARINC accepted a review of the communications contract to support the airline’s growing fleet and route network, while keeping costs as low as possible.

“ARINC will continue to deliver the same high level of service and commitment Vueling has received since we first established a business relationship in 2004,” added DiGeorge.

ARINC’s OpCenter is a complete web-based messaging solution for anyone who communicates with flight or ground crews via data link service. Its flexible message-management capability adapts to meet the needs of any operational environment.

Vueling was created in July 2004 with a fleet of two Airbus A320 aircraft, four routes, and the objective of providing excellent customer service at a competitive price. Its rapid growth has made Vueling Spain’s second largest airline, with permanent bases in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, Bilbao, and Valencia, and two new international bases in Amsterdam and Toulouse. It recently added more routes in cooperation with Iberia out of Madrid, in addition to growth at its mainstay Barcelona Airport hub. For the 2011 summer season, Vueling added 26 new routes and a base at Ibiza, to serve a total of 52 airports in 23 countries throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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