Spanair to create sand-Castle Street

Friday 14, May 2010


Spanair to create sand-Castle Street


Edinburgh’s Castle Street will become a live, interactive art gallery from 17th-22nd May when an artist creates a massive sand sculpture to celebrate the launch of Spanair’s new direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.



Scottish artist Kate Robinson will begin building the sculpture on Monday 17th May at 10am and the finished creation will celebrate the cultural links between Barcelona and Edinburgh by representing famous landmarks from both cities.


The twist is that the sculpture will also be hiding 100 Spanair flight tickets to Barcelona. All week Scots are invited to register on to have the chance of getting their hands on one of the tickets. Once registered, the first 100 people to arrive at Castle Street for the sculpture's unveiling on Saturday 22nd May at 10am will each be given 1 minute to dig through it to find their golden ticket to sunshine and tapas.


The promotion and the new route is a welcome boost for Edinburgh's tourism industry. The first flights will leave Edinburgh for Barcelona on May 21st and will then operate five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. By the end of the year it is expected that 30,000 passengers will have flown between the two cities.


Says Nuria Tarré Spanair Sales Director: "Edinburgh and Barcelona are two of the must-visit destinations in Europe. Spanair hopes that the wonderful sculpture we are creating in Castle Street will represent the strong bonds that exist between Scotland and Catalunya with regards to culture, language and education. We hope Edinburgh residents will enjoy the sculpture and trying to find the tickets within. See you in Barcelona."


Says Kenneth Wardropp from Destination Edinburgh Marketing Alliance: "These new direct flight routes between Edinburgh and Barcelona will provide fantastic tangible benefits to the business community, leisure travelers and the economy in both destinations. We look forward to welcoming the Catalan visitors."


To have the chance to win a ticket on this new route, visit 




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