British Airways and bmi begin flights to Portugal this summer

Two new services to Portugal from British Airways and bmi, will be starting this summer.The new BA service will start flying three times a week between London City airport and Faro on 7 June.The Algarve Promotion Bureau welcomed this new route, saying it is great news for the region’s meetings, incentive, convention and events (MICE) offerings, as well as holidaymakers looking for a beach escape.

Meanwhile, tourist attractions in the less well known Alentejo region are looking forward to a boost thanks to Sunvil Discovery customers.The operator will launch the first direct flight from the UK to the region on 22 May.A former military airport in Beja, a small town in rural Portugal, will open as a civil airport for the launch of the inaugural BMI charter flight from Heathrow.The Embraer 49-seat plane will operate on a weekly basis with flights every Sunday.

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