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Top new flight routes for 2019

Kvarner Bay, Croatia
Kvarner Bay, Croatia

Clients can travel the world more easily than ever thanks to a host of new routes launching this year, says Abra Dunsby

EUROPE:

Timisoara, Romania

Wizz Air will begin flying to Timisoara from Doncaster Sheffield airport twice a week from September 2. Prices start from £26.99 one way.

 

Built around a series of pretty public squares, parks and gardens, Timisoara in western Romania is known for its Secessionist architecture, and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2021. Clients can explore the city’s main attractions on foot, stopping for a drink at one of the many cafes perched along on the Bega river, or eating tasty traditional dishes such as goulash and polenta in the array of restaurants.

 

Kvarner Bay, Croatia
Tui will launch flights to Kvarner Bay for summer 2019, flying twice a week from both Manchester and Gatwick, launching on May 23. Flights can be arranged as part of a holiday package.


Tui has seen unique searches to Croatia rise by almost 30% since 2017. Tui Airways has responded to demand by launching new flights to the port town of Rijeka on Croatia’s Adriatic
coast, located on Kvarner Bay. Clients flying with Tui can also access the nearby island of Rab via ferry for free. The island marries modern with medieval – seafood restaurants stand alongside crumbling architecture, and annual jousting competitions draw in crowds.

 

Burgas, Bulgaria
Jet2.com will launch services to Burgas from all its UK bases, including Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle. Flights launch May 6. Prices start from £85 one way.

 

Clients looking for an affordable beach break need look no further than Burgas, located along the Black Sea. As well as its long, uncrowded beach, the port city offers a seafront park, a clutch of museums and many good restaurants.

 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian Airlines will fly twice a week to Copenhagen from Newquay’s Cornwall airport from June 28. Prices start from £190 one way.

 

Cornish clients can now hop over to Copenhagen for a long weekend of Scandi cool. The Danish capital offers impressive architecture and design, a proactive approach to sustainability and a booming restaurant scene, with 15 Michelin stars to its name. Cool new areas of the city are emerging, from the Meatpacking District, abuzz with contemporary, creative restaurants, to the cafe-strewn Jaegersborggade.

 

Calvi, Corsica
Air Corsica is launching a direct route to Calvi from Stansted on May 18, flying once a week. Prices start from £59 one way.


The picture-postcard town of Calvi is in the heart of the Balagne, a north-western region of Corsica that is currently largely undiscovered by the UK market. The dramatic landscape is characterised by hilltop villages and many beaches and secluded coves, backed by mountains that remain snow-capped until early summer.

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