Scheduled leisure airline Monarch has announced new direct flights from London Gatwick and Birmingham International to Madeira (Funchal) from 15 October 2012. The Portugal flights will run three times a week from Gatwick and twice from Birmingham www.monarch.co.uk/madeira
Lisbon Airport Metro link
Lisbon Airport is now even closer to the city centre with a direct link to the city via the red line of the metro system. This new section of the red line has a length of 3.6 km and takes travellers just five minutes from Lisbon's Orient Station (currently the last stop on the red line). The project has also included the opening of two additional stations of Moscavide and Encarnação. www.visitlisboa.com
From 31March 2013 British Airways will fly from London Gatwick to Colombo via Male in the Maldives. www.britishairways.com
Icelandair will expand its route network in 2013 with service to Anchorage, Alaska. The company will also increase frequency from two of its UK gateways, Glasgow and London Gatwick.
Icelandair one of Iceland's longest established companies this year celebrates 75 years of aviation. Icelandair flies from four UK gateways (London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow) to Iceland with connecting service to Boston, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Seattle, Washington, DC, Halifax and Toronto. www.icelandair.co.uk