Vueling Airlines has announced plans to operate a twice-weekly service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Barcelona.

Taking off on 2nd July 2021, Vueling expands the IAG network from Belfast City Airport, which already includes a choice of UK routes with Aer Lingus, a regular schedule to London Heathrow Airport with British Airways and flights to London City Airport with BA CityFlyer.

Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport, commented:Vueling’s plans to launch a direct route to Barcelona from Belfast City Airport will be welcome news for many, giving passengers more choice for the summer.

“The convenient flight times and twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays make it an ideal choice for a relaxing weekend break, sunshine getaway, or trip to the beach with the family. We are looking forward to seeing Vueling’s passengers and staff at the airport this summer.

The airline is running a seat sale promotion from Thursday 29th April to Monday 3rd May, with seats priced from £19.99 each way. The service will operate on an Airbus 320. Passengers that book an Optima or Family Fare ticket will be eligible for Vueling’s flight change policy, which enables the holder to cancel or amend their trip for free, should their plans change.