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Norwegian launches new low-cost route from Edinburgh to Barcelona this week

Posted: 15th June 2016

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its UK expansion this week with the launch of its newest route from Edinburgh to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona with fares from £34.90.

From 15 June, Norwegian’s brand new twice weekly flights to Barcelona take off, departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays offering passengers an ideal schedule for a short summer getaway. More than 15,000 seats are available to book with the only airline at Edinburgh offering passengers free inflight Wi-Fi on brand new 186 seat aircraft.

The Catalan capital becomes Norwegian’s sixth route from Edinburgh Airport as the airline is also considering new transatlantic flights from the Scottish capital using state-of the-art aircraft such as the new Boeing 737 MAX, giving passengers even more affordable choice to the world’s top destinations.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “We have major expansions plans at Edinburgh as our affordable flights are continuing to be a huge draw for Scottish passengers. Last year was our busiest ever at the airport with over 200,000 passengers flying with us and now holidaymakers can combine city, sun and sand with Norwegian’s new affordable flights to Barcelona. We are the only airline offering passengers high quality at a low cost with free Wi-Fi, brand new aircraft and a growing route network to the most sought after destinations and this is only set to continue at Edinburgh.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “Norwegian has shown great ambition to expand here and they are a really strong cultural fit for Edinburgh Airport as we continue to deliver more routes and destinations than ever before.

“Edinburgh is one of the leading destinations in northern Europe and I am really confident that this new route will be very popular for business and tourism passengers in Barcelona and here in Scotland.”

Norwegian already serves five business and leisure destinations from Edinburgh Airport to Malaga, Tenerife, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo having flown more than one million passengers since the airline began flights from the airport in 2009.

 

Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier is the only airline in the UK offering direct award winning flights to the U.S. from Gatwick to destinations including Boston, San Francisco-Oakland and Las Vegas from 31 October with fares from £149 in economy and £399 in Premium.

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