THREE new European routes have been announced for Bournemouth Airport - with flights available from summer 2019.

Holidaymakers will be able to fly direct from the Hurn-based airport to Kefalonia and Heraklion (Crete) in Greece and Antalya in Turkey.

The announcement from TUI UK is the first programme to be launched after a rebrand last year.

Richard Sofer, TUI UK’s commercial director said: “Summer 2019 is the most ambitious programme we have ever introduced.

“We are focusing firmly on expanding access to our amazing range of holidays through an extended regional flying programming concentrated on the core destinations holidaymakers want to travel to, while offering the flexibility of holiday duration they want.

“We’ve increased our capacity in Bournemouth Airport, adding almost 25,000 additional seats and three unique new routes for summer 2019.

“We are giving customers even more opportunity when booking their summer holidays and have even more flagship resorts opening across TUI and First Choice affirming our commitment to our exclusive hotel concepts.”