Spanish low cost airline to offer services from Leeds Bradford Airport

Spanish low cost airline Vueling has announced that it is to commence scheduled services from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to its major hub in Barcelona in spring 2016.

From 28 March 2016, Vueling will operate twice weekly flights on a Monday and a Friday to LBA, departing Leeds Bradford on both days at 0915 and returning from 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 Bilba. Vueling, part of the International Airlines Group, has its largest Spanish base at Barcelona and flies to more than 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 Yorkshire and the Leeds City region. With great customer service and competitive fares the airline will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers."

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council added:"We look forward to welcoming Vueling Airlines to Leeds and we expect their new service from Barcelona will deliver a significant increase in the number of Spanish visitors to our city in 2016. This direct air service into the heart of our region will allow quick access to a wide range of visitor attractions, great news for both the business and leisure sectors."

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