The Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén now has four new connections with a direct flight to Bilbao, Paris, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
These four new routes began at the beginning of the month and join the ones established in May and June to Milan, and London, together with the one to Manchester and represent a total of seven new routes. These flights are provided by Easy Jet and Vueling.
A delegate from the Junta de Andalucia, Sandra García and the Mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, were at the airport with representatives of the AENA (a public entity that manages all the nation’s airports) to make the announcement. Also present were the airline representatives, obviously.
According to the Junta delegate, Bilbao and Paris are strategic destinations for the development of the province’s tourist sector.
Since the airport has been running international flights, a total of nearly 45,000 passengers from these destinations have passed through its doors. The Milan and London flights, for example, 875 passengers a week have been using them; 450 from London and 425 from Milan.
As for Manchester, since the route began and up to the end of October, 4,741 passengers have made the journey.
Both the provincial councils of Jaén and Granada have been running promotional campaigns for Easy Jet and British Airways in the destination cities, which will now include the Vueling charter company too, thanks to these new routes.
(News: Metropolitan Granada, Granada, Andalucia)