Corsica is to be served by British Airways from Heathrow next summer.

The airline will run weekly Sunday flights to Figari airport between March 25 and October 21, 2018. Return fares start at £98 in Euro Traveller and £258 in Club Europe.

BA is also almost doubling the number of flights from Heathrow to Palma in Majorca from seven to 13 a week.

Corfu frequency will rise from seven to 11 flights a week and Mykonos from three to seven a week.

BA announced earlier this month that it would start flying between Heathrow and the Spanish city of Almeria from March 27.

BA chairman and chief executive Alex Cruz said: “We’re always developing our leisure offering from Heathrow so are incredibly pleased to be adding this exciting new route to our extensive network.

“British Airways is the most punctual, major short-haul airline in London and we’re looking forward to offering holidaymakers even more choice of destinations next summer.

“We’re also further improving our schedules and increasing the number of flights to European destinations such as Palma, Corfu and Mykonos.”

Speaking at World Travel Market yesterday, Cruz pledged that the airline’s new £4.5 billion investment programme would improve the flying experience for passengers.

The investment over the next five years includes:

• 72 new aircraft, including four new types for the airline: the Airbus A350, the Boeing 787-10 and the neo variant of the Airbus A320 and 321;
• New interiors for 128 aircraft in the existing fleet
• At-seat power for customers in all cabins
• Upgraded catering for economy customers on long-haul
• Introduction of fast Wi-Fi in all cabins on short-haul and long-haul