Leading Spanish low cost airline Vueling has announced that it is to commence scheduled services from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to their major hub in Barcelona in Spring 2016.
From 28 March 2016 Vueling will operate twice weekly flights on a Monday and a Friday to LBA. Flights on both days will depart Leeds Bradford at 0915 and return flights depart Barcelona at 0700.
Friday flights from June to September will depart at a later schedule of 1540 and return from Barcelona at 1310 and will allow connections across the airlines extensive Spanish route network to destinations such as Madrid, Seville, Granada, Santiago and Bilbao.
The flight schedule will also allow leisure passengers to take advantage of weekend break opportunities in Barcelona alongside offering the corporate traveller a weekday business schedule.
Vueling part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), has its largest Spanish base at Barcelona and flies to over 100 destinations.
Leeds Bradford flights to Barcelona are now on sale at www.vueling.com
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director of Leeds Bradford® Airport commented:
We welcome the addition of Vueling as LBA’s newest carrier and this announcement is great news for Harrogate and North Yorkshire. With great customer service and competitive fares the airline will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We expect that Harrogate will become popular destinations for inbound Spanish visitors as LBA becomes a new UK gateway for the airline.
Brian Dunsby, Chief Executive Harrogate Chamber of Commerce:
We welcome the new direct link between Yorkshire and Barcelona. It will help to attract Spanish delegates to Harrogate’s many international conferences and trade exhibitions. The new flights will also be popular with many local businesses with customers in Spain and with those local residents who own holiday property in Spain.
Michael Newby, Managing Director Visit Harrogate:
Visit Harrogate is always keen to promote our fantastic District to overseas markets and so welcome any development that helps to bring new tourists to our area. This new link with Spain opens up new opportunities for us to boost our local visitor economy.