14 Oct 2015

Christmas & New Year flights between Newcastle and Barcelona


Following the announcement of its first ever service from Newcastle International Airport to Barcelona for summer 2016, Vueling Airlines has now revealed plans to operate four special flights over this Christmas and New Year.

Spain’s leading low cost airline is offering North East holidaymakers the chance to explore the vibrant capital of Catalonia from as little as £29.53 one way, including taxes.

The flights are perfectly timed so people can visit some of the city’s most iconic sights including the Sagrada Família and the Picasso Museum along with exploring the festive Christmas markets.

For football fans, the Camp Nou experience gives supporters the chance to explore FC Barcelona’s famous stadium.

Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Vueling have announced these extra flights ahead of their scheduled arrival for summer 2016, perfect for those wanting to get away, or visit home, this festive season.

“Barcelona is a wonderful city of culture with plenty on offer, so what a great way to celebrate Christmas or bring in the New Year.”

Departures from Newcastle International Airport are scheduled as follows:

  • 23 December 2015 – from £88.61 one way (including taxes)
  • 26 December 2015 – from £73.84 one way (including taxes)
  • 30 December 2015 – from £51.69 one way (including taxes)
  • 2 January 2016 – from £29.53 one way (including taxes)

Vueling begin their summer service with four Easter flights in March on Sat 19th, Thu 24th, Fri 25th and Mon 28th. The airline will then operate two weekly services on a Tuesday and Friday, which increases to three weekly flights from June with an additional Sunday service.

In the summer, flights depart from Barcelona at 11:10 and from Newcastle at 13:50 and are operated using an Airbus A320 with capacity for 180 passengers.  Fares currently start from as low as £80.32 return including taxes.

Vueling, the largest airline operating from Barcelona El Prat Airport and part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, Iberia and now Aer Lingus, covers close to 300 routes across more than 130 cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with a fleet of Airbus aircraft.

All flights are now on sale now through vueling.com  and travel agents.