Iberia Express, a low-cost airline owned by Iberia, will be operating at Newcastle International Airport after Christmas until early January.
Jane Imrie

New Year breaks beckon for North East holidaymakers with airline launch

A brand new airline is set to join one of the region’s biggest airports in time for the New Year.

Iberia Express, a low-cost airline owned by Iberia, will be operating at Newcastle International Airport after Christmas until early January.

The new airline will offer routes to the Spanish destinations of Madrid, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle Airport, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Iberia Express - part of the IAG group - to the region and hope this will be the start of a long relationship.

“There is no doubt this has been a challenging year however, the North East travelling public have shown that demand is there to travel.

“When the Canary Islands were added to the UK’s travel corridor list we saw a huge increase in passengers looking to travel therefore it is great to see even more capacity to these popular destinations this winter.”

Evandro Vianna, chief commercial officer at Iberia Express, said: “Here at Iberia Express we are committed to the recovery of tourism.

“As the holiday season begins, we believe that it is important to support connectivity by strengthening our flight program with new routes and more frequencies that allow our clients to reach their preferred destinations.”

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