March 17: Spanair is to launch its first UK-based scheduled operation from Birmingham Airport in May, the airline announced today.
Flights to Barcelona will begin on May 20 and to Madrid on May 25 with several services a week. Spanair will use Airbus A320 aircraft with 168 seats, split into Business and Economy cabins. The service to Barcelona will fill the gap left by bmibaby as its scheduled service from Birmingham will cease on June 7.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, said “From May we will provide the only direct Madrid service south of Liverpool and north of Watford. We are obviously delighted too with the news that Barcelona will continue to be available for our passengers once the current service stops in June.”