London Pass BlogBack to Blog

Queen Sofia takes budget flight to London

Published: Wednesday 3rd of June 2009

Queen Sofia - the head of state in Spain - has set an example in the economic downturn by taking a budget flight to London.

She boarded the Ryanair flight, which is believed to have cost just £13, when she travelled from London Stansted to Santander.

"Whenever possible the royals use Spanish airlines but in this case Ryanair was the most suitable option for the journey," a palace spokesperson revealed to the Daily Telegraph.

He added that it was likely to have been the first time a member of the Spanish royal family had chosen to fly with the airline.

It is believed that Queen Sofia was travelling to see her brother King Constantine II of Greece who moved to London after the monarchy was abolished 36 years ago.

There are plenty of royal sights to be seen in the city and, with the London Pass, the likes of Kensington Palace and the Jewel Tower can be entered free of charge.

Related articles

Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…

Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  Next

Enjoy a family day out in London

Monday 25th of February 2013 There are plenty of things to do in London for people of all ages, and kids in particular are spoilt...

Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  Next