easyJet adds new Barcelona connection

easyJet has announced it will introduce a
new route from East Midlands airport to the popular Spanish city of Barcelona this
winter. The new four times weekly service will commence on 7 December and will
offer fares from just £17.99 one way (£30.98 return) including tax.

This is the second new route to be added to the airline’s Midlands base, following
the recent announcement that the airline will introduce flights to Palma, Majorca,
commencing in February 2008.

This new route to Barcelona will provide the only direct link from East Midlands to
the city and easyJet expects to carry over 70,000 passengers on this new service in
the first 12 months of operation.

David Osborne, easyJet UK General Manager, said:

      “This new route is great news for those living in the East Midlands region,
Barcelona is a fantastic historical and cultural destination ideal for city breaks
and is a gateway to the beautiful Costa Brava region, as well as a vital link for
business travellers. 


      Not only will this new route provide the only direct link to the city from East
Midlands airport but is also expected to be popular with inbound Spanish
travellers wishing to explore the region”

Penny Coates, Managing Director East Midlands Airport, said:

      “This is another welcomed destination, taking our route portfolio with easyJet to
eleven. Barcelona will certainly be popular and will offer our customers even
greater choice to explore this fabulous city, with flights leaving EMA four times a