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March 21, 2010

London Flights Boost For 2008 Menorca Holidays

Good news for the Menorca holidays industry has come in bucketloads recently with two airlines operating out of London’s Gatwick Airport scheduling extra capacity for this summer’s tourist season.

A development by the UK’s biggest low cost airline means they now have four UK airports serving Menorca’s Mahon airport, the all important London Gatwick, Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport serving the North West of England, notbaly both Liverpool and Manchester, Bristol for the South West and Wales, and Newcastle for the North East of England.

The good news for those thinking of taking a holiday in Menorca who live in London and her Home Counties is that the low cost airline’s departure and arrival times for Mahon Airport from Gatwick have improved a fair bit, and instead of arriving on the island close to midnight, the summer schedule sees flights depart Gatwick at either 6am or 6.30pm, depending upon the day of the week, and leave Menorca in time to touch down back in London before lunch time, or late night, allowing flexibility on the same airline not often seen at low prices with no penalty prices to pay for a low cost Menorca flight.

But further good news as has come from the well known airline Monarch, who are also now increasing the number of seats available for Menorca for the summer.

With over 140,000 seats available from Monarch the price of a flight to Menorca could well be lower in 2008 than 2007, despite increased costs of aviation fuel and government airport taxes.

Gatwick Airport serves London and the counties of Surrey and West Sussex, some of the most affluent areas of England, and Menorca often is a choice of the well to do who prefer a villa holiday with its own private pool to a hotel one on a complex.

And the combination of the two airlines increasing their flights to Menorca is a real boost for Menorca not just for the villa holidays but across the board as apart from London’s Gatwick, between them they serve different airports across the UK, meaning hotels and holiday companies who deal with Menorca holidays should all benefit for this summer’s season.

The airport for Menorca flights is Mahon, capital of Menorca. Mahon is rife with splendid hotels and fine restaurants, clubs and bars. However, visitors who want to experience more of this spectacular island may want to consider spending time at Son Bou or Cala en Porter. These two resort developments, located near the city of Alaior, are on the island’s central southern coast. It is about a 30 minute drive from the airport in Mahon. Only a short distance away from these is the resort of Santo Tomas in the district of Migjorn Gran which is also well worth a visit. All three of these resorts feature gorgeous beaches; in fact, Son Bou boasts the longest beach on the island, with an astounding two miles of white sand for visitors to enjoy.

Although the scenery and terrain may be enough in itself to keep travelers busy for an entire vacation, Menorca is also rich in culture and history. This is visible in its renowned collection of ancient stone monoliths which bear tales of prehistoric times. Although Menorca has been a territory of Spain for over 200 years, there is still much evidence of its British roots; some English-style architectural influences are still apparent even after the passage of centuries.

Whatever the reason for a trip to Menorca, the extra competition in the skies could mean the cost of getting there is less for 2008 holidays.

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