Spain’s leading low cost carrier Vueling is to launch flights from Birmingham airport to Barcelona El Prat, Flight will begin on the 1st June 2015 running three flights a week to begin then increasing to four times a week in August. Vueling currently hold a 40% market share in Barcelona El Prat airport with the new route providing 21600 new seating into Birmingham, As well as providing passengers access to 140 destinations across Europe Africa and the middle east using the Vueling network.
Vueling will operate a 180 seat Airbus A320 with flights leaving lunchtime and arriving in Barcelona mid afternoon.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, said, “This is fantastic news for travellers as it not only increases capacity to this popular business and leisure destination but also provides affordable fares, regular services and onward connections across Europe with Vueling; a very successful and popular European carrier.
“Owned by the IAG group, Vueling also offers code shares with the likes of British Airways and Iberia, giving even more choice across the group’s network so we are delighted that Vueling has committed to Birmingham and I’m certain the route will be a great success.”
Flights are on sale now with a lead in fare of 44,99€ via vueling.com, app mobile or via travel agents.