Eastleigh: Gateway to Barcelona!

Vueling arrives at Southampton airport

Airport director David Lees welcomes Vueling with a cake

Vueling, Spain’s leading low fare airline made its debut in Southampton This week with its inaugural service from Barcelona, The regular, scheduled flights, which offer allocated seating and a range of benefits for business travellers, will operate between Southampton Airport and Barcelona El Prat Airport, three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Fares on the Southampton-Barcelona route will start from approximately £32 with tickets available to book now via www.vueling.com or travel agents,

The flights offer a wealth of onward connections via the  successful Barcelona Hub operations, currently accessing more than 40 destinations throughout Europe and North-Africa, including the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza as well as Malaga, Palma, Ibiza, Rome and Naples, with full through baggage check-in from Southampton to final destination.

The first flight from Barcelona was greeted at Southampton under the arch of a traditional water cannon salute, courtesy of the fire-fighting team at Southampton.  A celebratory cake was also enjoyed by the Captain and crew of the flight prior to the aircraft’s departure back to Barcelona carrying an excited group of passengers heading for the Spanish sun.

Said Vueling CEO Alex Cruz:

“We are delighted to introduce Southampton to our expanding UK route network,”

“Southampton has a strong catchment area and complementary ties to the cruise industry and is an obvious choice for Vueling as we look to develop our UK presence beyond Heathrow and into the regions.  Our new smaller A319 aircraft suits the route perfectly for this summer.”

Wow! £32 to get Barcelona from Eastleigh? Things are looking up!

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