Spanish airline Vueling is to run services from Leeds Bradford Airport to Barcelona from next Spring.
Twice weekly flights (Monday and Friday) will depart at 0915 and return at 0700. From June to September they will depart later at 1540 and return at 1310.
The schedule allows leisure passengers to take advantage of weekend break opportunities in Barcelona alongside offering corporate travellers a weekday business schedule.
Vueling, part of International Airlines Group (IAG), flies to over 100 destinations.
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director of Leeds Bradford Airport said:
“We welcome the addition of Vueling as LBA’s newest carrier and this announcement is great news for Bradford and the Leeds City region. With great customer service and competitive fares the airline will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We expect that Bradford will become popular destinations for inbound Spanish visitors as LBA becomes a new UK gateway for the airline.”
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce said:
“This announcement is fantastic news for our region, and further adds to the choice & connectivity already provided by our airport to customers. The new service will help drive in-bound business and tourism flows to the region via the Barcelona hub and the onward connections to it from other destinations across Spain.”