AN airline is launching a new route from a Scottish airport to one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Spanish budget airline Vueling, based at Viladecans and owned by British Airways’ parent IAG, is starting twice-weekly flights to Barcelona this month, The Herald reports.

Edinburgh Airport told the newspaper: “With new Vueling flights, it just got even easier to fly to one of Europe’s most stunning cities. Sunshine. Seafood. Shopping. Sport.”

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It added: “Situated on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a fun and culturally rich city. Whether you fancy a city break or the opportunity to relax on a beautiful beach, it’s a fantastic place to visit.

“Art and architecture fans won’t want to miss the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya which houses a remarkable collection of Catalan art, the Unesco-listed masterpiece La Pedrera, and, of course, the iconic La Sagrada Familia.

“While there’s so much to see and do, you’ll need to make time to try some of the city’s culinary delights. Needless to say you’ll do well to better the city’s food and drink scene.

“The seafood is sublime, the paella unrivalled and some of the tapas restaurants are unmissable.”

The move extends the airport’s current service to the city, with Ryanair also offering flights to Barcelona three times a week.

The airport added: “And when in town be sure to take a trip down La Rambla. The street has everything from outdoor markets, monuments and street performers to shops, restaurants and museums.”