Vueling Airlines launches Belfast to Spain flights
Belfast City Airport has announced the arrival of a new budget airline and flights to Spain
Vueling Airlines, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines which is owned by Willie Walsh’s International Airlines Group (IAG), will operate a twice weekly service to Barcelona.
The Spanish airline will operate a twice weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays to Barcelona's El Prat airport. This will increase to three times weekly from 23 June with a Tuesday service.
Belfast City Airport is one of just a few UK airports to be included within the Spanish airline’s ambitious growth strategy announced in late 2014.
Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director at Belfast City Airport, said:“The arrival of Vueling to Northern Ireland is hugely exciting and significant given the airline’s fast paced growth and popularity in mainland Europe.
“As a low cost yet full service airline, Vueling places customer service at the centre of its operations and strategically selects airport partners which do the same."
Vueling carries a high percentage of business passengers.
And the airline’s arrival comes following the announcement that Routes Europe 2017 is to be hosted in Belfast.
Fares start at £46.99 (one way including taxes) and can be booked at www.vueling.com/en