New flights linking the North East with Spain

new flights from Vueling
new flights from Vueling

An airline has announced flights to link the North East with Barcelona this Christmas and New Year.

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 flights over this Christmas and New Year.

The low cost Spanish airline is offering North East holidaymakers the chance to explore the capital of Catalonia from £29.53 one way, including taxes.

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.”

Flights will depart from Newcastle on December 23, 26 and 30 and January 2.

Vueling begin their summer service with four Easter flights on March 19, 24, 25 and 28.

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 £80.32 return including taxes.

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