HOLIDAYMAKERS will be able to choose from two more destinations for their travels next summer from Southampton.

Low-cost airline Volotea is set to launch a route from the city to Majorca in its first flights in the UK.

And Flybe is running a new daily route to Dusseldorf after it became the most requested city by airport customers.

Lázaro Ros, general manager and co-founder of Volotea, said: “We are glad to announce the start of our operations in Southampton, where we will be taking passengers to the beautiful island of Majorca.

“We strongly believe in the success of this route that will allow more and more people to travel with direct and convenient flights with Volotea.”

The flights will begin in May 2016 on Wednesdays and Sundays from £33 each way and the airline is offering 10,000 seats throughout the summer.

Dave Lees, managing director of Southampton Airport, said: “We are delighted to be the first UK airport that Volotea will provide scheduled services to.

“The flights to Palma are excellent news for people looking for independent holidays, those with second homes in Majorca, and anyone joining yachts or cruise ships to the Mediterranean.”

Flybe will begin operating its route to Dusseldorf throughout the winter until March 26 next year.

Part of its winter schedule, Flybe said the new service showed the company's commitment to regional connectivity across the UK and into Europe.

To mark the new flight passengers and crew have been welcomed with gingerbread men - a German delicacy.

Flybe now offers 18 routes with 484 flights a week from Southampton.