Just skip the story of a curious and practical approach in establishing a new air route, in this case between Spain and England. The protagonist is the company Vueling, announcing the launch of flights between Barcelona and the English town of Southampton this summer.
The thing would not in principle larger than the opening of any other route if not for the intent of the airline that goes Josep Pique is aimed at providing Spanish travelers access to British port, from where many cruises to the Baltic. In fact it is the busiest in Europe in this field, with two and a half million cruise passengers a year and nine hundred stops last season. Although history does not appear (the Titanic sailed from Southampton in 1912).
So those interested in embarking and have direct link to the starting point. In addition, the program Vueling connections for the summer season 2012 will arrive at El Prat airport and from there could fly to Southampton, with the added facility that can check your luggage in the city of origin and destination recover end.
As reported by the airline in a statement, the date for the start of the Barcelona-Southampton route will be next June 23. The frequency will be three weekly flights (Tuesday and Saturday at 15:45 and Thursday at 7:00 in the first leg, with returns at 17:20 and 8:35 respectively) with competitive prices from € 39.99 one way including tax.