British Airways has announced a twice-weekly service to Almeria from Heathrow.

It will begin on March 27 2018 from Terminal 5 for the summer season, until October 27.

Return fares start from £66, excluding hand luggage.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said: “We’re extremely happy to start flying to Almeria, situated on part of Spain’s most unspoilt shores. If you want to jump into crystal clear water, explore the volcanic cliffs of the Wild West and drink sangria in the desert, then this stunning part of Andalucía is a dream holiday destination.”

The Tabernas desert, near Almeria, was the back drop of Sergio Leone’s classic Western film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, which starred Clint Eastwood as the Man With No Name.