Leeds Bradford Airport has announced Ryanair are introducing a three times weekly service to Girona Barcelona, serving the Costa Brava region in Spain commencing on April 1st 2014.
Flights are scheduled to depart from LBA on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will operate throughout the summer season until the October 25th.
This new route will provide a direct gateway to the popular coastal holiday resorts on the Costa Brava and enable independent travellers to gain easy access to the Languedoc-Roussillon region across the border in nearby France.
Girona itself is a historic Catalan city whose picturesque old town whose colourful painted houses overlook the river Onyar.
The historic city walls are also a popular sight for visitors whilst there are a number of food and cultural festivals over the summer period ideal for families.
For those who wish to visit the regional Catalan capital of Barcelona, the city is less than an hour journey away by car or train.
For Yorkshire Rugby League supporters, the Ryanair route to Girona also provides an alternative flying option when watching your team play Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.
The addition of Girona Barcelona will mean that Ryanair will serve a total 23 destinations from Leeds Bradford in summer 2014 flying to seven countries connecting Yorkshire with Europe.
Tony Hallwood Leeds Bradford’s aviation development and marketing director said: “We welcome the introduction of Ryanair’s ninth destination in Spain and expect that it will be a popular route for our Yorkshire holidaymakers.
“We also look forward to welcoming Spanish visitors to Leeds over the summer period, alongside visiting the nearby historic city of York.”