Route reaches milestone

Budget airline EasyJet is celebrating having flown a million passengers between Newcastle International Airport and Barcelona in Spain.

The company marked the milestone by giving one lucky couple, Michael Shipley and Katherine Brennan, of Chester-le-Street, two free flights to anywhere on the EasyJet network from the airport, near Ponteland.

The couple recently got engaged and are planning to get married.

EasyJet started flying to Barcelona from Newcastle just over 12 years ago and now flies to the Catalan city up to five times a week, with prices starting at £24.24 per person.