23 Dec 2015

Vueling Airlines Take Off from Newcastle with Inaugural Flight

23-12-15

Vueling Airlines today launched the first of four special flights from Newcastle International Airport to Barcelona over the festive period.

Arriving under a traditional water cannon salute, the Spanish carrier is offering North East holidaymakers the chance to discover the vibrant capital of Catalonia this Christmas and New Year, before returning with a summer service in March.

Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vueling Airlines to Newcastle Airport.

“This new service offers extra choice and more opportunity for passengers looking to travel to Barcelona and beyond. Vueling’s extensive route network allows through-ticket connections to onward Spanish destinations such as Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid and Seville.” 

Gabriel Schmilovich, Network Planning, Scheduling and Slots Manager at Vueling, said: "We are delighted to launch our flights at Newcastle Airport.

“With Vueling, passengers from Newcastle will be able to travel at competitive prices whilst enjoying efficient services. Vueling operates modern aircraft, boosts a fully integrated website to any mobile platform, offers connecting flights via Barcelona, three fare classes and of course our own Excellence Class, which gives business passengers a premium experience for a very competitive price. This modern approach and the high quality-price ratio is what sets us apart from other airlines”.

Vueling’s regular service commences March 19th with further flights for Easter on March 24th, 25th, 28th and 29th. From April the airline will operate regular twice weekly services on a Tuesday and Friday, increasing to three weekly flights from June with the additional of a 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. 

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.