Lisbon is easier to reach from the Midlands. Monarch has launched flights from Birmingham four times a week, starting at £139 return and to Madrid from £106 return. The Spanish service operates three times a week.
Dubai has become a flight hub for Emirates, Doha is the main base for Qatar and now Lanarca in Cyprus wants to be a new regional centre for Middle Eastern and European flights.
New Cypriot airline Cobalt has launched with big plans. Next month, they’ll be flying from Stansted and Manchester with seats to Cyprus at under £40 one way.