Timeshare owners jetting off this summer will be spoiled for choice as new flight routes for 2015 are launched from airports across the UK.
Popular airlines Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways and Jet2 will be making connections easier to destinations across Europe this summer, with new routes to Greece, Turkey and Croatia.
And easyJet has added three new routes to Preveza in Greece, Pula in Croatia and Monastir in Tunisia.
The budget airline had already announced more than 20 new routes for 2015, including departures to Antalya and Bodrum in Turkey and Essaouira in Morocco from Luton. It will also now fly to Rhodes and Zakynthos from Newcastle and Bristol.
Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK director, said increased connections were because “Greece in particular continues to prove a popular destination” – in fact easyJet will be the only airline offering direct flights from the UK to Preveza, a relatively unspoiled area of northwestern Greece.
In the peak summer months, British Airways will also be offering flights form London to the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos, as well as Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Crete.
Brits looking to holiday in Turkey will also be spoiled for choice, with BA adding 17 new flights a week to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.
Connections to Croatia have also been widened, with 11 new flights from airports across Britain to Split and Pula.
Meanwhile, budget-friendly easyJet will be adding a service to bohemian surf, seagulls and souk seaside town Essaouira in Morocco – the first direct flight to the Atlantic town from the UK.
Travellers from the north of England will benefit from new Jet2 flights, with new departures including Antalya, Enfidha (Tunisia) and Malta.
There will also be plenty of new services for those looking to enjoy a luxurious city break. Ryanair and Flybe are launching services to the chic coastal getaway Deauville in Normandy, France.
Weekenders might also fancy snapping up British Airways’ and easyJet’s new services to Bilbao, in Spain.
The Scottish will also be able to enjoy new connections to Abu Dhabi, when Etihad Airways starts daily flights from Edinburgh on June 8.
Glaswegians will be able to fly with Ryanair to Chania, in Crete, from June 3, and to the medieval French city of Carcassonne from April 1.
A full list of new season routes includes:
New seasonal routes
|Airports and destinations:|
|Ryanair||Stansted: Clermont-Ferrand x2, Ponta Delgrada, Azores x1, Deauville x2Manchester: Chania, Crete x2, Stuttgart x7East Midlands: Malta x2Glasgow: Chania, Crete x1, Carcassonne x2|
|easyJet||Luton: Antalya, Bodrum x2, Split x3Stansted: Monastir, Tunisia x2,Southend: Menorca x2Gatwick: Brindisi x2, Figari x1, Pula x2, Preveza x2,Belfast: Split x1Bristol: Catania x2, Zakynthos x1, Bilbao x2Glasgow: Bordeaux x2Manchester: Split x2, Kefalonia x1Newcastle: Split x2, Corfu x1, Rhodes x1|
|British Airways||London City: Mykonos x4, Santorini x2Heathrow: Krakow x4, Bilbao twice daily, Corfu x4, Kos x2, Olbia x2, Split x2Gatwick: Sharm el Sheikh x3, Rhodes x2, Heraklion, Crete x4, Bodrum x2, Dalaman x4|
|Jet2||East Midlands: Enfidha, Tunisia x1, Antalya x1, Malta x1Glasgow: Antalya x2, Malta x1, Enfidha x1, Larnaca x1Leeds Bradford: Kefalonia x1, Antalya x2, Malta x1, Enfidha x1Manchester: Malta x2, Antalya x2, Enfidha x2, Kefalonia x2Newcastle: Enfidha x1, Antalya x1, Larnaca x1, Malta x1, Zante x1Edinburgh: Split x1|
|Flybe||Southampton: Bastia x2, Milan Malpensa x2Stansted: Newquay, dailyBournemouth: Deauville x4, Toulon x4, Biarritz x1Birmingham: Bastia x1, Biarritz x1, Deauville x3Cardiff: Dusseldorf x1|
|Monarch||Gatwick: Rhodes x1Luton: Zakynthos x2Manchester: Rhodes x1Birmingham: Preveza x1Leeds Bradford: Alicante x3, Naples x2|
|Virgin Atlantic||Belfast: Orlando x1Glasgow: Las Vegas x1|
|Air Transat||Gatwick: St John’s, Newfoundland x2|
New year-round routes
|Airports and destinations|
|Ryanair||Luton: Copenhagen, twice daily,|
|easyJet||Luton: Essaouira x2, Porto x3Gatwick: Stuttgart, twice dailyLiverpool: Zakynthos x1Bristol: Lanzarote x2, Gibraltar x3, Porto x3, Isle of Man x4Manchester: Porto x3, Marseille x2, Pisa x2|
|British Airways||Gatwick: Gran Canaria x2, Cagliari x3, Funchal x3, Seville x5Heathrow: Kuala Lumpur, x7|
|Flybe||Stansted: Newcastle twice daily, Isle of Man x3Bournemouth: Amsterdam x4, Paris Charles de Gaulle x4|
|Virgin Atlantic||Heathrow: Detroit, dailyManchester: Atlanta, dailyGatwick: Tobago (via St Lucia), weekly|
|WOW Air||Gatwick: Boston (via Reykjavik) x5|
|Etihad Airways||Edinburgh: Abu Dhabi, daily|
|Delta Air Lines||Heathrow: Philadelphia, daily|