Leading Spanish low cost airline Vueling has announced that it is to commence scheduled services from Chamber member, 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 excellent connections across the airlines extensive Spanish route network to destinations such as Madrid, Seville, Valencia 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 operates to over 130 cities and operates 90 Airbus aircraft in its fleet.
Flights 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 region. 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 destinations for inbound Spanish visitors as LBA becomes a new UK gateway for the airline."
Martin Hathaway, Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire Chamber said:
“ The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted that Leeds Bradford continues to attract new services and airlines like Vueling. The additional business and tourism opportunities from Spain and their hub in Barcelona will provide a wide range of benefits for Mid Yorkshire region.”