Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Vueling, Spain’s leading low cost airline, to the region with twice weekly flights to Barcelona.
A popular choice for North East holiday makers, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan destinations and offers holidaymakers an impressive mix of art, architecture and beaches. With temperatures in the early 20s in October, the route also provides a new winter sun destination from the region.
Vueling, which is part of the IAG Group, has announced the decision to begin operating the new route from Newcastle International Airport in April, with fares from £21.99 one way throughout July to October. The flight time between Newcastle and Barcelona is just over two and a half hours, and with flights operating every Wednesday and Sunday.
Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘It was fantastic to see Vueling at the Airport this weekend and to see the return of direct services to Barcelona. There has been an excellent response from the North East public for the new route and I am sure as international travel recovers this will only get stronger.
‘Barcelona is one of the world’s best city break destinations and a route that our passengers have been asking to be reinstated. The confidence Vueling has shown in the region during such a difficult time is tremendous, part of the IAG Group they are an award-winning airline serving over 100 destinations across Europe and worldwide. As international travel recovers we look forward to developing a long standing relationship with the team.’