Spanish low cost airline Vueling introduces Leeds Bradford® services in 2016.

Spanish low cost airline Vueling introduces Leeds Bradford® services in 2016.

Leading Spanish low cost airline Vueling has announced that it is to commence scheduled servicesfrom 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 connections across the airlines extensive Spanish route network to destinations such as Madrid, Seville, Granada, Santiago 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 and flies to over 130 destinations. Leeds Bradford® flights to Barcelona are now on sale at

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 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 Leeds will become a popular destinations for inbound Spanish visitors as LBA becomes a new UK gateway for the airline.”

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said:
“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 is great news for both the business and leisure sectors.”

Gerald Jennings, President Leeds Chamber of Commerce said:
“Like the Leeds City Region, Barcelona has a strong manufacturing base with many shared sector strengths in automotive, chemical production and textiles. Allied to this both regions have very strong finance and digital sectors supported by internationally recognised higher education institutions. With greater and more convenient connectivity to one of Europe’s most exciting cities I am hopeful that this will encourage new and greater trade links, more opportunities for collaboration and the opening up of supply chains. The Chamber has extensive experience in supporting companies who wish to explore these new opportunities, be they experienced exporters or first timers and welcomes thisannouncement.”