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 28th 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 Yorkshire. With great customer service and competitive fares the airline will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We expect that Yorkshire will become popular destination for inbound Spanish visitors as LBA becomes a new UK gateway for the airline.”
Sir Gary Verity, Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, said:
“I am delighted that Leeds Bradford Airport is expanding its route options with new low-cost flights to and from Spain. An increase in visitors to Yorkshire is great news for the tourism industry and local businesses and we look forward to showcasing our beautiful county to many more people. Yorkshire’s booming international links prove that our global reputation continues to grow.”