EasyJet will serve five new destinations from Birmingham airport this summer.

Majorca, Malaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and Corfu in Greece. will be served by the budget carrier from Birmingham.

Sister brand easyJet holidays will offer packages to all five destinations.

The Malaga and Faro services start on June 29, with one-way fares available from £22.99.

The Malaga flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while the Faro services will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Alicante flights will operate from June 30, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with one-way fares from £23.99.

Majorca services begin on July 3, departing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with one-way fares from £22.99.

The fifth new destination, Corfu, will launch on July 4, with flights on Thursdays and Sundays and one-way fares from £22.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We believe that a framework can be put in place for the safe reopening of travel and a strong summer, and we are currently focused on working with the UK government travel taskforce in the coming days and weeks.

“We are hopeful that progress will continue to be made with the vaccination programmes in Europe, with several countries in Europe having indicated they will be welcoming British tourists this summer.

“We remain of the view that international travel can restart and that, with the right framework in place, restrictions can be safely and progressively reduced and in some cases removed by mid-summer for key destinations.

“We’ve kept our fleet in a flight-ready mode so we are ready and able to ramp up our services quickly and increase our capacity where we see increased demand for the summer.”

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham airport, added: “We are continuing to work with easyJet, looking at future route opportunities and an expansion of its services to ensure customers have a choice of destination, flexibility and price from Birmingham airport.”