Newcastle Airport announces new flights to Spain

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A low cost airline will be flying travellers from Newcastle to Barcelona from next year.

Spanish airline Vueling has announced its first ever service from Newcastle International Airport to Barcelona.

The twice weekly flights on a Tuesday and Friday will start from March and increaser to three weekly flights from June with an additional Sunday service.

The flights will have the capacity for 180 passengers with fares starting at £80.32 return including taxes.

Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vueling Airlines to Newcastle Airport for summer 2016, providing further choice for customers looking to visit Barcelona at affordable fares.

“We look forward to seeing many more passengers travelling to this exciting city and also connecting on to Vueling’s extensive route network to destinations such as Madrid, Seville and Bilbao. As well as anticipating further growth in outbound tourism we also expect this service to deliver a significant increase of inbound traffic to the region.”

Flights are on sale now through vueling.com and also travel agents.