Cosmos has returned Ibiza and Costa Dorada to its 2007 Spain and Portugal programme due to more flexible flying options.


The operator ditched clubbers’ favourite Ibiza from its programme three years ago due to a lack of flights to the island. However, sister company Monarch Airlines has since introduced scheduled flights from Gatwick, Luton, Manchester and Birmingham to Ibiza, which has prompted the island’s return in the Cosmos Flexi Stay programme.


Resorts offered include Es Cana, Santa Eulalia, San Antonio Bay and Town, Portinatx, Cala Llonga and Playa d’en Bossa. Prices start from £179 per person for three nights’ self catering at the Apartments Jet in Playa d’en Bossa.


Costa Dorada was dropped a year ago but has beenre-installed due to the improved flying options from Stansted, Luton, Liverpool and Glasgow.


Prices start from £255 per person based on seven nights’ self-catering at the Apartments Living.


Head of product Sara Gelder said the two destinations were only coming back as short-break holiday options.


“We didn’t feel we could offer these products based on the typical charter seven or 14-night durations,” she said. “Spain is becoming more of a short-break destination as people want moreflexibility.”


Gelder refused to reveal the operator’s targets for the destinations but said she was confident the destinations would be popular as “historically they have been successful”.


Cosmos is also offering early booking discounts of £150 per couple.