New low-cost flights to Barcelona take off from Edinburgh Airport


Norwegian’s sixth route will offer free in-flight Wi-Fi 

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its UK expansion this week with the launch of new Edinburgh to Barcelona flights which will offer free in-flight Wi-Fi.
It’s new twice-weekly flights to the Spanish city take off from 15 June, departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with more than 15,000 seats available on-board a brand new 186-seater aircraft.
Norwegian, which operates five other routes from Edinburgh Airport, is the only airline operating from the Scottish capital to offer passengers a free internet service.
The airline says it’s also considering new transatlantic flights from the Scottish capital using state-of the-art aircraft such as the new Boeing 737 MAX to give 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.
Flight schedule – Edinburgh – Barcelona
Departs Wednesday:             09:55               Arrive: 13:35
Departs Saturday:                  10:05               Arrive: 13:45
Flight schedule – Barcelona – Edinburgh
Departs Wednesday:             07:30               Arrive: 09:15
Departs Saturday:                  07:40               Arrive: 09:25
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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