Irish airline Ryanair has announced new flights on sale to Barcelona and Cork, adding to the 19 other destinations currently available from Newcastle International Airport.
One of Europe’s most popular city break destinations, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is known for its art and architecture, adorned with famous landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi.
The second largest city in Ireland, Cork is located on Ireland’s South West coast and is known as the country’s food capital.
On sale from November this year, the flights are available to book for fares starting from £19.99. A popular destination for travellers in the North East, passengers will be able to fly direct to Barcelona every Saturday and Tuesday, and to Cork every Friday and Sunday between November 2022 and March 2023. The new routes join a list of city breaks for 2022 including Milan in Italy and Riga in Latvia.
Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘We are extremely pleased that Ryanair has chosen to operate even more destinations from Newcastle this year, further investing in the region and increasing the connectivity for the North East travelling public.
‘These two new routes offer fantastic city break opportunities for our leisure passengers. On top of this, I am confident they will also be popular with local businesses that already do business, or are looking to develop business links, in the two cities.’
Ryanair’s Director of Digital & Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘As Europe’s No.1 airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce our Winter ’22/23 schedule from Newcastle including two new routes to exciting destinations of Barcelona and Cork, both operating twice weekly from the end of October ’22.
‘We are pleased to offer Newcastle citizens more choices when choosing a destination for their Winter getaways and to also encourage Barcelona and Cork customers to book their next trip to Newcastle as soon as possible. To allow our customers to book early and at the lowest possible fares we have launched a limited-time seat sale with fares available from just £19.99 for travel from October ’22 until March ’23, which must be booked by Friday, 10th of June 2022 at Ryanair.com.’
Ryanair recently opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, representing an investment of £150m.