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Vueling Airlines launches Belfast to Spain flights

Lucy Spratt at George Best Belfast City Airport welcoming the arrival of the first flight from Barcelona operated by Vueling Airlines.
Lucy Spratt at George Best Belfast City Airport welcoming the arrival of the first flight from Barcelona operated by Vueling Airlines.

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

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