New airline routes for 2017

Posted on 20 January 2017

Purchasing a property overseas often involves juggling a lot of metaphorical balls throughout the buying process and beyond. One thing you won’t have to worry about as you try to get your dream off the ground is the provision of flights for viewing trips, or to actually stay in your new home once it’s in the bag. This is because the New Year has brought with it a raft of new flights to destinations popular with expats. In fact you’ll probably find it easier getting to Porto than Portsmouth.

So which airlines have been kind enough to increase access to our favourite destinations around the world, and where will they be whisking us away to?


If you’ve fallen in love with the sun-drenched beaches of the southern Costa Blanca, you’ll be pleased to hear that British Airways are bringing them even closer, by providing a twice weekly London Heathrow flight to Murcia’s San Javier airport – taking off on 28th March.

The good news for budding overseas home owners with a penchant for Spain doesn’t end there. The ever popular Balearic island of Majorca will have another option from May, when Volotea launches a bi-weekly route from Southampton airport for just €46 (£34) one way.

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Don’t feel left out if you’re based further north in the UK, Spanish airline Vueling is set to introduce a new service from Edinburgh to Alicante in April – unlocking the door to the Costa Blanca. Meanwhile, Thomas Cook has recently introduced new flights to Malaga – the gateway to the Costa del Sol – from Manchester Airport.


British Airways is planning to lay on flights to Biarritz from Heathrow and Bergerac from London City. The latter will further increase access to the Dordogne region, which has been jokingly renamed Dordogneshire because of its popularity with British property buyers.


Canada is a must for lovers of the great outdoors. And you’ll have no problem getting there to experience it at affordable prices, thanks to WOW Air – the self-dubbed “ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline”. Flights to Montreal and Toronto will begin in May 2016, and are already on sale for as little as £199 one way.


Hopping across the Atlantic to your apartment on Manhattan or townhouse in Brooklyn will get even easier when British Airways launches a new service to New York’s John F Kennedy airport in May. Other new long-haul routes to the US of A include Thomas Cook flights to Los Angeles and Boston from Manchester Airport.

WOW Air are in the process of finalising the details of plans to fly four times a week to LA, and five to San Francisco – although rates and start dates have yet to be announced.

If you’re taken with another part of the world and have decided to buy your own slice of paradise there, your flight options are bound to be plentiful. For example, new connections are in the pipeline for Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Portugal (Porto) and even Peru and Costa Rica for the more adventurous among us.

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