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Three of the world’s most popular holiday islands are lining up to join the network served by oneworld®, the leading quality global airline alliance, with Iberia Regional Air Nostrum launching flights to Corfu and Funchal in Europe and British Airways opening service to the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean.  The launches of these three new routes was announced as the alliance’s airlines added Benghazi and Bergen to the oneworld map.Iberia Regional will fly to Corfu from both Madrid and Barcelona from 26 July throughout the peak summer season, to 6 September.  From Madrid it will fly twice-weekly with a single weekly rotation from Barcelona.

It is also opening routes from Valencia to both Dubrovnik and Marrakesh, and resuming services to Venice, all during the 24 July-6 September period.  It will serve Marrakesh also from Bilbao and Malta from Madrid with three flights a week also during the summer peak.  Dubrovnik, Malta and Marrakesh are already on the oneworld network.

British Airways will add the Maldives to the oneworld map from 25 October, with flights to its capital Male (which has the three-letter IATA airport code MLE) from London Gatwick with an initial three round trips a week.

BA will at the same time to resume services to Sharm El Sheikh, but the Egyptian Red Sea resort has remained on the oneworld map through services by Royal Jordanian.

It will serve both destinations with three-class Boeing 777s.