Flights to Palma Mallorca from Heathrow are due to return next year after a four-year absence.
Spanish carrier Vueling, which is being eyed by IAG for a takeover, has announced it will launch daily flights on the route from 23 March 2013.
Its outbound flights will leave at 17.15 while the inbound (to UK) flight will depart at 14.50.
“We are delighted to be bolstering our London Heathrow services with this popular route to Palma Mallorca,” said Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling. “This is going to be hugely welcomed by the strong expat community and together with the introduction of London Gatwick-Barcelona flights, also commencing at the end of March, our expanded services from the UK capital form a key part of what will be a fourth consecutive year of growth.”
Joanne Henson, the new managing director of tailor-made Mallorca specialists Balearic Discovery, welcomed the new flights. “This is fantastic news for the island, its essential to have regular flights that connect Mallorca to Heathrow that have a business class style offering. Currently there are no scheduled flights from London’s leading airport so we’re delighted that clients now have an even wider offering of flight options for the summer months,” she said.
Vueling has announced several new routes from the UK into Spain for its 2013 schedule including some from Cardiff and Edinburgh.