Birmingham Airport and European low-fare airline Norwegian have announced plans to launch new flights to Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga from Birmingham next summer.
Starting March-end, Norwegian will offer regular services to the three Spanish routes, with Madrid becoming a brand new destination from Birmingham. Norwegian will operate a 186 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with a one- service cabin and free Wi-Fi.
Flights to Madrid will commence on March 31 and will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Malaga will commence on March 30 and will operate every Monday, Friday and Saturday, and Barcelona will start on June 1, flying each Monday and Friday.
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said, ‘We are very pleased to be able to announce this new airline and offer more new routes from Birmingham, and I thank Norwegian for choosing to launch Birmingham to these popular Spanish destinations.’
‘Although Norwegian is new to the Midlands market, I am certain that consumers – both business and leisure – will be impressed with the carrier’s low fares and efficient service, which has allowed them to grow to carry more than 20 million passengers a year. We are therefore very pleased to be welcoming Norwegian to Birmingham next summer.’
Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas Ramdahl of Norwegian, added, ‘We’re happy to announce that Norwegian is launching new routes from Birmingham to several destinations in Spain.’
‘We are looking forward to offering our low fares and award-winning service to travellers in the greater Birmingham area and welcoming them on board our brand new and more environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with free WiFi.’
Norwegian, which launched its long-haul operation in May 2013, operates 416 routes to 126 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Thailand and the US.