Flybe expands 2019 Summer Schedule from Southampton

Flybe, the UK-based European regional airline, has extended its 2019 summer schedule from Southampton Airport with the addition of a Tuesday flight to Palma de Mallorca service.

Accordingly, the airline will operate four flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with effect from March 31, 2019. In addition, it will operate an enhanced schedule to Amsterdam offering customers the choice of four flights a day, Monday through Friday and three flights a day at weekends.

The other attractions of Flybe’s 2019 Summer schedule from Southampton include, flights to Alicante, Malaga, Faro; peak summer Saturday flights to Biarritz; double daily flights to Jersey on weekends; multi frequency flights to Belfast City, Dublin, Glasgow Manchester, Newcastle; up to two flights a day to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The airline’s 2019 Summer schedule, which operates until October 26, features a total of 28 routes offering a choice of up to 247 flights a week, available for booking at www.flybe.com.

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented, ‘Our 2019 Summer programme to and from Southampton offers a really comprehensive range of travel options. We look forward to welcoming more passengers on board our extra weekday flight to Palma.

Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, added: ‘The additional flights to Palma are great news for passengers who want more choice when planning their summer holidays. We are very pleased with Flybe’s decision to add more slots to our exciting summer schedule and are looking forward to welcoming even more passengers taking the opportunity to visit this stunning Mediterranean city.’

Flybe announces new DSA-Palma route for summer, to restart weekly Dusseldorf service from Cardiff

Flybe, the UK-based low cost airline, has announced a new route from Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Palma, this summer.

Palma, in the western Mediterranean, is the capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca. A popular sun destination, the city boasts trendy restaurants, cafes and shops. Tourists and holidaymakers can also enjoy a relaxing beach break as the city offers a range of resorts.

Tickets for the twice weekly flights from DSA to Palma are on sale at www.flybe.com, with summer flights taking off from July 7. In total, Flybe’s 2017 summer schedule from DSA features 11 routes with a choice of up to 46 flights a week.

Chris Harcombe, head of aviation development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be adding more options to fly to this fantastic Mediterranean destination. We’ve listened to feedback asking for more low cost flights to popular holiday spots and we’re pleased to deliver this route with Flybe.

‘Flybe is offering a range of great sun destinations with us, with a really good schedule at great prices, so to add even more is a real boost for the region.’

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, added: ‘We are pleased to be extending our 2017 Summer schedule from Doncaster Sheffield Airport with the additional choice of yet more sun flights to such a popular summer holiday destination.

Flights are scheduled to give customers flexibility and the choice of either a long weekend or a full week away so Yorkshire based sun seekers can be as flexible as possible with their holiday plans.’

Separately, Flybe has announced the return of its weekly Saturday service between Cardiff and Dusseldorf starting April 1, 2017. Flights are available to book now with one way fares from £45 including taxes and charges. In total, 16 routes feature in Flybe’s 2017 summer schedule from Cardiff offering a choice of up to 84 flights a week.

Birmingham Airport announces twice weekly flights to Palma De Mallorca

Birmingham Airport has said that Spanish airline AlbaStar has launched twice weekly flights between Birmingham and Palma de Mallorca.

The route will be served by a Boeing 737-400 aircraft containing 170 seats and will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are available for booking at the airline’s website as well as through online travel agency ‘On the Beach’, the airport said.

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Director, said: ‘We are very pleased to be welcoming Alba Star – our twelfth new airline in the space of just over a year, to Birmingham Airport.

‘Palma de Mallorca is a very well-known and extremely popular holiday destination from Birmingham Airport. When this is combined with the great on board service and very reasonable seat prices AlbaStar and ‘On the Beach’ offer, we are sure this will be a popular route and carrier and we look forward to seeing it flourish at Birmingham Airport.’

Michael Harrington, Managing Director of AlbaStar, added: ‘We are very pleased to start this new initiative at Birmingham Airport which we now hope becomes the central platform for our UK AlbaStar operations. Birmingham is ideally geographically situated and the airport has an excellent rail link which allows the airport to have an extended catchment area.’

Birmingham Airport recently reported that it handled over one million passengers in the month of May – the first time that the airport has reached this milestone this year. In total 1,005,861 people travelled through the airport in May, up by 11.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. Long-haul routes registered the greatest rise in demand with 16.5 per cent passenger growth compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, short-haul routes recorded a 10.5 per cent growth rate year-on-year.

Commenting on the passenger growth, Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘To be hitting the one million passenger mark in May is fantastic news for the airport. It shows us that the new airlines and routes we have recently introduced are proving popular with our passengers.’

Last month, leading regional airlines including Flybe, Wizz Air and Turkish Airlines have announced expansion to their services from Birmingham.

Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort and Spa Re-Opens with a New Look

Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort and Spa, a Marriott Hotels & Resorts property in the popular destination of Mallorca, in Spain, has completed a renovation project.

The hotel is currently open again after completing a yearlong renovation project. It included the transformation of the hotel’s public spaces, which the hotel claims, offer its guests a more contemporary yet luxurious ambience. The renovation project included all 142 guestrooms and 8 suites with adjoining balconies, as well as the lobby and lobby bar.

Jorg Meile, the hotel general manager, said, ‘We are delighted with the results of the refurbishment and look forward to welcoming guests to experience the many changes here. We selected warm, inviting colours and contemporary stylish furnishings for the re-design, reflecting a traditional Mediterranean Finca Style.’

The hotel is located on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, near the cultural capital of Palma, in Spain. The property looks out on to the Majorcan landscape and features a number of restaurants and bars offering a range of dining options. The resort also features two 18-hole golf courses, a Driving Range, and a Spa Son Antem with heated indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, saunas and spa treatments. For business users the hotel can also provide spaces for conferences and events. The hotel rates commence from €143.20 per night.

The company operates more than 50 properties in Spain, including those situated in the destinations of Alicante, Barcelona, Cordoba, Elda, Granada, La Linea de la Concepcion, Leon, Madrid, Malaga, Palencia, Pamplona, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Valencia, and Zaragoza.

New Luxurious Jumeirah Resort Opens in Port Soller, Spain

The new Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is now open in Spain.

Located on the Bay of Soller in Mallorca, this seaside luxury resort is the first European resort from the Jumeirah Group, a UAE-based luxury hospitality company.

The new hotel and spa has been constructed from local and sustainable materials, and is sited close to Orange Valley, in the Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hotel aims to acquire a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for its sustainable practices.

The resort is offering 120 rooms and suites to its guests, with open balconies offering views of the bay. It also has two restaurants and four bars, two swimming pools, and the Talise Spa for relaxation.

The resort comprises 11 low-rise buildings, blending with the landscape and surrounding natural environment. The two new restaurants, Es Fanals and Cap Roig, are open and offering dishes that are based on the area’s cuisine and using local ingredients. Children will be able to spend their leisure time at the Barbaroja Kids Club, with guided tours, cooking classes and yoga sessions on offer.

The Port de Soller is a beachside fishermen’s village, and a part of the town of Soller, a natural port.

The island has 26 golf courses, as well as opportunities for adventure sports such as diving, snorkelling and fishing with experienced instructors.

Jumeirah Group owns six hotels in Europe, including the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London, in UK, in addition to its numerous hotels in the Middle East.