Newcastle International Airport has said that Ryanair has commenced direct flights from Newcastle to Barcelona, Spain, starting November 1.
The Irish low-cost airline will operate twice weekly to this popular sun and city break destination.
The new Spanish route adds another destination for Ryanair at the North Eastern airport. The airline currently operates flights to many European destinations, including Milan, Riga, Cork and Krakow.
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and known for Gaudi and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona offers a wide range of leisure options and showcases new trends in the world of culture, fashion and cuisine.
Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘I am delighted that Ryanair have added Barcelona to their portfolio. Ryanair now serve 22 sun and city destinations from Newcastle International Airport, which include popular destinations such as Wroclaw, Fuerteventura, Malaga and Gran Canaria.
‘The airline has reacted to feedback from the North East travelling public for the route to be restored, and we have had an excellent response to the announcement.
‘This investment represents the airlines confidence in the North East’s largest Airport and commitment to providing even more choice for passengers in the region. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this winter.’
‘As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to officially launch the Winter’22 flight from Newcastle to Barcelona,’ a Ryanair Spokesperson said. Flights to Barcelona, Spain, from Newcastle International are on sale now at www.ryanair.com.
Earlier this year, Ryanair opened its new base at Newcastle International.