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After announcing direct flights to New York, Boston and Toronto from Birmingham and London Stansted, Primera Air is adding three more leisure destinations – Mallorca, Alicante and Malaga.

Primera Air has already established a strong and well-known leisure carrier image in Scandinavia and now the low-cost airline is bringing its core product to the UK.

Flights to Mallorca, Alicante and Malaga will be operated daily, using Boeing 737-800 starting from April and May next year.

“We see a stable and high demand for our transatlantic flights from Birmingham and London to New York, Boston and Toronto.

“It has encouraged us to introduce more flights to leisure destinations in Spain that historically has been our core product and service in which we have an extensive experience.

“Flights to Mallorca, Alicante and Malaga will improve the leisure flight schedule for travellers to already beloved destinations,” said Andri Már Ingólfsson, the president and owner of Primera Air.

All flights will be operated by Boeing 737-800 with 189 seats in a one class configuration – full economy.

As previously announced, Primera Air starts flying to New York and Boston from its new European bases in Birmingham, London Stansted, and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) at the beginning of April 2018.

In the next two years Primera Air will increase its presence on the existing bases and open other trans-Atlantic routes, as well as open new bases, as the airline has 20 new Boeing Max9-ER on order.

Primera Air is a scheduled operator, operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe.

Primera Air is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.

Mallorca is set to receive even more British visitors in 2018 as new flights scheduled from the UK are announced by both Thomas Cook and Jet2.com.

The news comes shortly after latest figures reveal that it was an excellent summer for Spain with a record number of overseas visitors flocking to the Iberian nation. According to National Statistics Institute (INE), Spain received nearly 40 million tourists during peak season and experts fully expect the number to increase next year.

The Balearic Islands are an especially popular destination for Britons as the Mediterranean jewel can be reached for as little as £30 if booked in advance through low-cost airlines such as easyJet.

And due to the largest island, Mallorca’s popularity, British travel firm Thomas Cook will launch a new Spanish airline based in the capital, Palma de Mallorca, from spring 2018. The new airline will be called ‘Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics’ and will provide greater flight flexibility from the island for both holidaymakers and those with second homes on the island.

“With more than one million Thomas Cook customers flying into Palma every year, we have a strong existing infrastructure on which to build.”

Christophe Debus, Chief Airline Officer, Thomas Cook Group

Budget airline Jet2.com is also supporting the growing demand by adding 250,000 extra summer seats from its Birmingham base to most popular destinations, including Alicante, Malaga and Mallorca. Last May, the popular low-cost airline unveiled already over 940,000 seats to Palma for next year.

This news is welcomed by leading Spanish housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Espana, which has been headquartered on Mallorca for almost 60 years. The Taylor Wimpey Espana team are delighted to hear that Britons will have an even greater selection of routes available next year to Spanish airports including Palma as their latest trading statement revealed just how much Brits have contributed to the surge in international inquiries for property in 2017.

“Low-cost airlines have a great exposure to Spain and often offer attractive flight deals for Brits. Accessibility is a key factor for those considering buying a home abroad and with an ever-growing number of flights from the UK, property owners can enjoy even easier access to their second homes on Mallorca.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

One brand-new development from Taylor Wimpey España development located in Cala d’Or, just 45 minutes from Palma airport could be of real interest to Brits.

Offering 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by spacious gardens and a communal swimming pool from just €214,000 + VAT, the contemporary homes at Acquamarina have everything to marvel potential buyers in search of the perfect second residence.

The new complex is situated just metres from the Cala d´Or Marina and the renowned Yacht Club, an exceptional place on the south-east coast of Mallorca for lovers of nautical pursuits.

Taylor Wimpey España has announced that the company has seen continued growth in the Spanish housing market with a total order book, as of 5 November 2017, standing at 388 homes.

This represents a 13% increase on the equivalent period in 2016 (342 homes) with Spain’s leading housebuilder expecting the business to report another year of growth in operating profit* in 2017 (FY 2016: £20.6 million operating profit*).

As part of their commitment to delivering quality developments as the trusted name in Spain, Taylor Wimpey España has also revealed that five developments have sold out already this year with a combined total of 208 units.

Enquiries to the housebuilder for Spanish holiday homes during the summer season were also up by 13% – the biggest growth seen in the last six years – with such positive results emphasising the continued recovery and appeal of the Spanish market in 2017.

 “We are extremely proud of the results that Taylor Wimpey España has generated to date in 2017. The Spanish housing market has remained strong throughout 2017 and we believe that it will continue to thrive further next year.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Additional figures from Taylor Wimpey España also confirm that British buyers are definitively back in Spain, accounting for half of the last four month’s sales. From July to October 2017, the number of Taylor Wimpey España homes purchased by British buyers increased by 118%.

The Costa Blanca remains the most popular region for buyers especially with the launch of the latest development, Panorama Mar, which has attracted buyers from 20 different nationalities.

Indeed, with the market strong, Taylor Wimpey España is ready to provide a range of new homes across the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca with many developments launching.

One such new development is in the popular destination of Cala d’Or on the Balearic Isle of Mallorca. Offering 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by spacious gardens and a communal swimming pool from just €214,000 + VAT, the contemporary homes at Acquamarina have everything to marvel potential buyers in search of the perfect second residence.

With record numbers of tourists visiting to Spain this summer just gone, international property investment also continues to thrive. According to the latest research from property consultants JLL, total investment this year so far has almost overtaken the amount ploughed into Spanish real estate for all of 2016.

In fact, the market looks to exceed this total in the future as experts are predicting a further rise in the number of tourists visiting Spain. According to reports from the third Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Estate Forum, the Mediterranean region will receive 420 million tourists by 2020 with Spain being the most popular tourism destination.

In terms of when sales of Spanish properties have risen in 2017, it’s no surprise to see a marked increase in sales during August – the height of the summer holiday season. Latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) reveal Spanish homes sales were up to 17% this August compared to the same period last year.

In line with INE figures, Spain’s leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España also saw an increase in reservations for properties over the summer. The company’s latest reportreveals the highest number of reservations taken between June to September in the last six years with enquiries up 13% compared to the same period in 2016.

“The latest INE data confirms our confidence in Spain’s real estate market and we believe that this growing interest in Spanish property will continue throughout 2018. This summer has been very positive for us with the market attracting a wide range of buyers and we see no signs of this slowing over the coming winter months.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

After a period of uncertainty, buyers in the UK wanting to relocate or invest in a home abroad are flocking to Spain once again in significant numbers with British reservations for Taylor Wimpey Espana’s properties up 92% alone compared to last summer.

The Costa Blanca is the area that has seen the most growth this year with buyers from more than 20 different international markets. Indeed, as Spain’s property market has recovered, it is now appealing to a wider group of buyers and whilst Britons are the most significant buyers, they are now competing with those from Scandinavia, Russia, Belgium and other North European countries.

The Panorama Mar development in Torrevieja, which has been in high demand this summer, is a strong example. Amongst its buyers, 23% are Russian, 20% are Scandinavian and 7% are Belgian.

“Europeans enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments because the site encourages international buyers to appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle and gorgeous weather in the favourable communal areas. This combined with easy, direct and regular flight access into Alicante makes this region a popular choice with our European clients.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Homes remain for sale at Panorama Mar, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja which offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space.

With prices starting from just €309,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. And whilst being an area of natural beauty right on the waterfront, Punta Prima is also blessed with excellent transport links. The San Javier Airport in Murcia is only a 30-minute drive and Alicante’s International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

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