Italy specialist operator Sardatur Holidays is to run weekly flights from Manchester airport this summer.

The flights to Sardinia will run on Saturdays between July 9 and September 17.

Packages to Sardinia start at £657 per person for seven nights half-board.

The independent operator’s managing director, Gianni Bonuglia, said: “It’s a pleasure to launch our Sardinian offering from Manchester airport for Summer 2016.

“Sardinia is one of the most beautiful islands in the world to explore and enjoy.

“We offer fantastic service and have teamed up with some of the best hotels in Sardinia to offer an incredible array of package holidays, as well as tailor made holidays, for people to make the most of the island.”