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British Airways launch seven new routes from Manchester Airport

British Airways is to launch seven new routes from Manchester Airport this summer and three new destinations from London Stansted airport.

From May the airline will begin summer-only direct flights from Manchester to the popular Spanish sunspots of Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, the Greek island of Mykonos (pictured), Nice in the South of France and a weekly service to London City Airport.

In addition new flights from Stansted, part of the Manchester Airport Group, will launch to Florence, Geneva and Nice and there will be increased frequency on existing routes to Ibiza and Palma. Flights to Malaga and Faro will also resume for the summer.

All flights will operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating so every customer can have an aisle or window seat.

Club Europe and eligible Executive Club customers will also be able to use the rooftop British Airways Terraces Lounge at Manchester Airport. Club customers receive complimentary food and drinks on board, a generous free baggage allowance and free seat selection and on-line check-in.

All the new return British Airways flights from Manchester will operate once a week at weekends, with the exception of the Ibiza route which will operate three times a week, and will provide more than 35,000 extra seats from the North West.

British Airways currently operates up to 10 return flights a day between Manchester and London Heathrow.

British Airways' frequent flyer program is called Executive Club, which is part of the Oneworld airline alliance. When you fly with British Airways, members can earning air miles, called 'Avios', which can be used to 'buy' flights or cabin upgrades on future flights.