Small British airport is launching two new summer flights to Europe this summer

BRITISH Airways is launching two new flights this summer – from a small British airport.

Although the national carrier’s base is London Heathrow, the airline has added a number of regional flights this year airports through the whole country.

British Airways has launched two new flights from Southampton AirportCredit: Alamy
The new routes have been launched from Southampton AirportCredit: Alamy

This includes two flights this summer from Southampton Airport, with BA City Flyer.

Brits can now fly to both Bergerac and Mallorca from the airport, which launched this weekend.

This is in addition to Faro and Malaga, which already operated from Southampton with British Airways winter flights to Chambery.

The airport said on X, formerly known as Twitter: “We have a busy weekend here at SOU, with the launch of two new summer routes with British Airways.

“Fly to Bergerac from tomorrow and to Mallorca from Sunday.”

While Mallorca is a popular Spanish destination for Brits, Bergerac in France is often overlooked, despite its famous vineyards and boat trips on the Dordogne River.

Flights to Mallorca start from £180 and flights to Bergerac can be found for £136.

Other British Airways routes from Southampton include Faro, Mallorca, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Airlines such as easyJet also operate from the airport, with flights to Alicante, Faro and Geneva TUI holidays also operate from Southampton.

Last month an airline confirmed plans to launch its first UK flights from Southampton Airport.

Chalair Aviation will start routes to Caen in France from June 28.

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Flights operate on Fridays and Sundays, making it ideal for a winter break, with flights at 10:30 am on Fridays and flights at 4:30 pm on Sundays.

In fact, flights only take 45 minutes, so it won’t take long to get there.

And it’s not just Southampton that’s getting some exciting new flights this year.

Budget airline Norse Atlantic Airways is launching new transatlantic flights from London Gatwick to Las Vegas this year.

It is the first time that London airport has had flights to the American city.

The airline also confirmed new routes from London Gatwick to Cape Town this winter.

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EasyJet has launched new flights from Glasgow Airport to Larnaca in Cyprus and Enfidha in Tunisia.

And new airline Lufthansa City Airlines, launched by German carrier Lufthansa, will operate flights between Birmingham and Munich from June.

The new Mallorca flights start from £180Credit: Alamy

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