British Airways is adding three new European routes from Heathrow for next summer.

The airline will start flying to Biarritz in France, Mahon in Menorca and Palermo in Sicily (pictured) for Summer 2016, as well as launching a range of frequency improvements to enhance the short-haul network.

From April 29, customers will be able to fly four times a week to Menorca, there will be twice-weekly flights to the French surfing city of Biarritz on the Bay of Biscay, and from May 2 fly to the Sicilian capital of Palermo, adding to the existing daily service to Catania from Gatwick.

Biarritz flights will be twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday when the BA382 departs from Heathrow at 16:25, arriving into Biarritz at 19:50. The returning BA383 will depart Biarritz at 20:10 and arrive back at Heathrow at 21:00.

The Menorca service will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, departing Heathrow on the BA494 at 16:10, arriving into Mahon Airport at 19:30. The returning BA495 will leave at 20:20 and arrive back at Heathrow at 21:45.

And the new Palermo service departs on Tuesday and Saturday, leaving Heathrow as the BA610 at 15:15, arriving into Palermo at 19:10. The returning BA611 flight will depart Palermo at 19:55 and land into Heathrow at 21:55.

On March 29, flights to Hanover move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5, to improve connections, while from May 3, Budapest gets an extra summer-only daily flight.

Krakow gets three extra flights a week from May 7, marking the start of a new daily service to the Polish city. Meanwhile, there are an additional six flights per week from May 3 to Stockholm in Sweden, creating a new daily late night flight and early morning return flight. Venice gets the same, thanks to an extra three flights per week, also from May 3, to improve connectivity.

Around the 2016 May Bank Holiday, five other European destinations get two extra flights each a week; Split, Palma and Berlin on April 30, Gibraltar from May 1 and Olbia from May