Vueling Airlines has launched the first of four special flights from Newcastle International Airport to Barcelona over the festive period.

The Spanish carrier is offering North East holidaymakers the chance to discover the capital of Catalonia this Christmas and New Year, before returning with a summer service in March.

Chris Sanders, aviation development director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vueling Airlines to Newcastle Airport. This new service offers extra choice and more opportunity for passengers looking to travel to Barcelona and beyond.”

The airline’s regular service commences March 19 with further flights for Easter on March 24, 25, 28 and 29.

From April the airline will operate regular twice weekly services on a Tuesday and Friday, increasing to three weekly flights from June with the additional of a Sunday service.

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