New short-haul routes from Britain this summer

A comprehensive list of new, short-haul flights from UK airports that are due to start from 30 March onwards, the official start date for summer schedules.

To be included in this list, a flight must be an entirely new city pair rather than a route that has been revived. It must also be a scheduled route, rather than a charter.

BELGIUM

  • Exeter – Brussels, Flybe, 8 May
  • Southend – Ostend, Flywatch, 12 July

CROATIA

  • Bristol - Split, EasyJet, 26 April
  • Exeter – Dubrovnik, Flybe, 4 May

CYPRUS

  • Durham – Paphos, Flyglobespan, 2 April
  • Leeds Bradford – Paphos, Jet, 24 May
  • Manchester – Larnaca, Monarch, 18 May

DENMARK

  • Birmingham - Billund, Ryanair,17 June
  • Edinburgh – Billund, Ryanair, September

FRANCE

  • Belfast City (George Best) – Paris CDG, Flybe, 30 March
  • Belfast International – Nice, Aer Lingus, 1 April
  • Birmingham – Biarritz, Ryanair, 1 July
  • Birmingham - Dinard, Ryanair, 7 June
  • Birmingham - Marseille Provence MP2, Ryanair, 1 May
  • Birmingham - Perpignan, Ryanair, 2 July
  • Birmingham - Poitiers, Ryanair, 17 June
  • Bournemouth – Marseille Provence MP2, Ryanair, 4 May
  • Bournemouth – Nantes (Brittany), Ryanair, 3 April
  • Bristol - Beziers, Ryanair, 31 March
  • Bristol - Bergerac, Ryanair, 16 May
  • Bristol – Biarritz, Easy Jet, 23 April
  • Bristol – Pau (Pyrenees), Ryanair,16 May
  • Edinburgh – La Rochelle, Jet 2, 17 May
  • Edinburgh – Marseille Provence MP2, Ryanair, 31 March
  • Edinburgh – Toulouse, Jet 2, 24 May
  • Edinburgh – Rennes, Flybe, 3 May
  • Glasgow – La Rochelle, Flybe, 3 May
  • Glasgow (Prestwick) - Marseille Provence MP2, Ryanair, 3 May
  • Jersey – Nice, Flybe, 24 May
  • Leeds Bradford – Avignon, Jet2, 24 May
  • Leeds Bradford – La Rochelle, Jet2, 24 May
  • Liverpool – Bergerac, Ryanair, 1 April
  • Liverpool – Nantes (Brittany), Ryanair, 1 April
  • London Gatwick – Biarritz, EasyJet, 4 July
  • London Luton – Brest Brittany, Ryanair, 1 April
  • London Stansted – Angouleme (Cognac), Ryanair, 1 April
  • Manchester – Marseille Provence MP2, Ryanair, 2 April
  • Newcastle – Rennes, Flybe, 24 May

GERMANY

  • Birmingham – Hamburg, Lufthansa, 31 March
  • Bristol - Frankfurt, Lufthansa, 30 March
  • Edinburgh – Berlin (Schonefeld), Ryanair, September
  • Edinburgh – Bremen, Ryanair, 2 April
  • Edinburgh – Frankfurt (Hahn), Ryanair, 1 April
  • Leeds Bradford – Lubeck, Jet, 21 May
  • Manchester – Bremen, Ryanair, 1 April

GREECE

  • Leeds Bradford – Crete (Heraklion), Jet2, 20 May

IRELAND

  • Plymouth – Cork, Air Southwest, 26 April
  • Plymouth – Dublin, Air Southwest, 26 April

ITALY

  • Birmingham – Bologna (Forli), Ryanair, 20 June
  • Birmingham – Milan (Orio al Serio), Bmibaby, 1 April
  • Birmingham – Olbia (Sardinia), Ryanair, 4 July
  • Birmingham – Pisa (Florence), Ryanair, 2 April
  • Birmingham – Trapani (Sicily), Ryanair, 2 July
  • Birmingham – Trieste, Ryanair, 18 June
  • Bournemouth – Pisa (Florence), Ryanair, 15 April
  • Bristol – Olbia (Sardinia), EasyJet, 26 April
  • East Midlands – Alghero (Sardinia), Ryanair, 30 March
  • East Midlands – Rimini, Ryanair, 31 March
  • Edinburgh – Pisa (Florence), Ryanair, 15 April
  • Leeds Bradford – Olbia (Sardinia), Jet2, 3 May
  • Liverpool – Alghero (Sardinia), Ryanair, 1 April
  • Manchester – Milan (Orio al Serio), Ryanair, 10 April

LITHUANIA

  • Liverpool – Kaunas, Ryanair, 31 March

NORWAY

  • Birmingham – Oslo (Torp), Ryanair, 17 June

POLAND

  • Birmingham - Bydgoszcz, Ryanair, 4 July
  • Birmingham - Gdansk, Ryanair, 1 July
  • Birmingham – Rzeszow, Ryanair, 18 June
  • Birmingham – Warsaw, Bmibaby, 27 May
  • Bournemouth - Wroclaw, Ryanair, 3 April
  • Cardiff – Gdansk, Bmibaby, 1 April
  • Doncaster – Warsaw, WizzAir, 1 April
  • East Midlands – Gdansk, Bmibaby, 1 April
  • Edinburgh – Krakow, Ryanair, September
  • Edinburgh – Lodz, Ryanair, September
  • Edinburgh – Poznan, Ryanair, September
  • Edinburgh – Wroclaw, Ryanair, September
  • London City – Warsaw, British Airways, May
  • London Gatwick – Poznan, British Airways, 30 March

PORTUGAL

  • Birmingham - Porto, Ryanair, 20 June
  • Durham – Faro, Flyglobespan, 1 April

SLOVAKIA

  • Birmingham – Bratislava (Vienna), Ryanair, 1 June
  • Edinburgh – Bratislava (Vienna), Ryanair, September

SPAIN

  • Birmingham - Barcelona (Girona), Ryanair, 1 April
  • Birmingham – Barcelona (Reus), Ryanair, 18 June
  • Blackpool – Ibiza, Jet, 23 July
  • Bournemouth - Malaga, Ryanair, 4 April
  • Bournemouth – Murcia (Alicante), Ryanair, 4 April
  • Bournemouth – Palma Majorca, Ryanair, 3 April
  • Glasgow (Prestwick) – Barcelona (Reus), Ryanair, 1 April
  • Leeds Bradford – Madrid, Jet2, 2 May
  • Liverpool – Santiago De Compostela, Ryanair, 3 April
  • London City – Barcelona, British Airways, May
  • London Stansted – Almeria, Ryanair, 30 March
  • Manchester – Barcelona (Girona), Ryanair, 2 April
  • Newcastle – Murcia, EasyJet, 17 May
  • Newquay – Barcelona (Girona), Ryanair, 1 April

SWEDEN

  • Birmingham – Stockholm (Skavsta), Ryanair, 2 July
  • Edinburgh – Stockholm (Skavsta), Ryanair, September

TURKEY

  • London Gatwick – Antalya, British Airways, 30 March

UK

  • Aberdeen – Jersey, Flybe, 3 May
  • Birmingham – Newquay, Flybe, 1 April
  • Doncaster – Jersey, Flybe, 3 May
  • Durham – Jersey, Flyglobespan, 24 May
  • Edinburgh – Bournemouth, Ryanair, September
  • Exeter – Inverness, Flybe, 8 May
  • Glasgow – Newquay, Flybe, 1 April
  • Glasgow – PlymouthAir, Southwest, 26 April
  • Inverness – Southampton, Flybe, 8 May
  • Leeds Bradford – Jersey, Jet2, 24 May
  • London Luton – Jersey, EasyJet, 20 March
  • Liverpool – Jersey, EasyJet, 31 March
  • Newcastle – Plymouth, Air Southwest, 26 April
  • Newcastle – Newquay, Air Southwest, 26 April
  • Newquay – Southampton, Flybe, 30 March


Sources: airlines’ websites and press offices, flightmapping.com and in-house records at The Independent.

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