Discover the coast of Barcelona with Vueling

Saturday 16th February 2013

Barcelona has over 4.5km of fine golden sand and clear water, where tourists can sail, windsurf, play beach sports, swim or cycle.

Barcelona, February 15th, 2013 - Vueling, the leading airline at Barcelona-El Prat, is returning to Cardiff this summer with its popular Barcelona flights. The route, which recommences operations on March 28th, will put 21,500 seats on sale from 29,99 euros and are already available through all Vueling's sales channels: www.vueling.com, tour operators and travel agencies; iPhone and Android apps, the airline's mobile portal m.vueling.com and via Vueling's UK call centre on 0906 754 7541.

Timetable:

Cardiff-Barcelona

Fridays: 14:50 - 17:50 (local time)

Sundays: 11:45 - 14:45 (local time)

Barcelona-Cardiff

Fridays: 13:10 - 14:15 (local time)

Sundays: 10:05 - 11:10 (local time)

Barcelona is a city open to the sea, with many miles of coastline. Its sandy, clear water and large beaches extend for over 4.5 km in length and host more than seven million people each year.

The beaches, just 10 minutes away from the city centre by public transportation, complement Barcelona´s cultural offerings and can be enjoyed at any time of the year. They are perfect to take a stroll, enjoy the view and the weather, swim in the Mediterranean Sea or cycle by the boardwalk. Sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing are among the most popular water sports and it´s common to see people playing beach volleyball or surfing.

One of the best known beaches is Barceloneta. Here, visitors can experience a day at the beach and wander around the fishermen´s neighbourhood which takes the same name. This seaside district is full of traditional shops, restaurants and bars to taste delicious seafood.

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Another popular attraction is San Sebastià beach, one of the oldest and largest, home to some of the most important nautical clubs of Barcelona. In addition, it is possible to enjoy fantastic bar and restaurant terraces, right by the W Hotel and from where the views of Barcelona´s coastline are stunning.

Even more info: http://bit.ly/XVow2L

Barcelona is the gateway to the entire Mediterranean coast, where some small towns with great touristic interest can be found, such as Sitges, with over 300 days of sun per year and a distinctive cosmopolitan flair. This town boasts some 17 different beaches. Also towards the south, are Castelldefels and El Garraf. Towards the north and very close to Barcelona, others not so crowded beaches such as El Masnou, Teià, Ocata, Premià and Vilassar.

About Vueling:

Vueling was created in July 2004 with an initial fleet of two Airbus A320s, four routes and the objective of providing excellent customer service at a competitive price. Nine years later, Vueling is operating a total of 186 routes in 96 cities all over Europe, Middle East and the north of Africa. Now Vueling has 14 operational bases and has transported over 55 million passengers. Vueling is the leading company at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, where it will reach 100 direct destinations during the next summer season.

Vueling, which has grown sizeably in the past four years, presented a renewed communications philosophy in 2012 which aims to project maturity and the company´s current dimension without sacrificing the innovative spirit that has always characterized the brand. The starting point of the company´s work is its people. And it is included within the brand´s new concept: LOVE THE WAY YOU FLY.

Vueling in the UK:

Vueling's first flights into London arrived in 2009. For summer 2013, with an expanded UK route network, Vueling will continue to operate from London- Heathrow to Bilbao and La Coruña and will launch routes to Florence and Mallorca and from London-Gatwick to the city of Barcelona. Vueling will also operate from Cardiff to Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Mallorca and from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

In addition, UK passengers can access a wealth of onward connections via Vueling's successful Barcelona Hub operations, currently accessing more than 40 destinations throughout Europe and North-Africa with full through baggage check-in from the origin to final destination. Vueling offers Basic, Optima and Excellence fares to support leisure and business passenger requirements.

www.vueling.com

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