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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

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