IAG carrier Vueling has announced plans for a new summer seasonal route between Newcastle and Barcelona.

The twice weekly service will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays between July and October 2021.

Newcastle has been without direct flights to the Catalan capital since Easyjet closed its base at the airport last year.

Easyjet confirms closure of Stansted, Southend and Newcastle bases

Flight VY8782 will depart Barcelona at 1305, arriving into Newcastle at 1445, before returning as flight VY8783, departing Newcastle at 1525 and landing back into Barcelona at 1900. Fares start from £28 each way.

Commenting on the news Leon McQuaid, head of aviation development at Newcastle International Airport said:

“We know our passengers wanted us to reinstate a direct service to Barcelona so we are delighted to have been able to secure the return of this route with Vueling, especially during these extremely challenging times.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming leisure passengers back to the airport for their well-deserved holidays. We are confident that as international travel resumes Barcelona will once again be a popular choice for the North East travelling public, not only with passengers looking for a city break destination but also with those looking for a beach holiday or as a gateway to explore the rest of Spain.”

In February Scottish carrier Loganair announced plans for a new service between Newcastle and Jersey for this summer.

Loganair to launch Newcastle-Jersey route

vueling.com, newcastleairport.com