to offer Alicante and Palma flights from Humberside Airport

FLEDGLING flight operator will soon be taking off from Humberside Airport. The new company, which has sorted out a naming issue that threatened to escalate into legal action with Jet2, will now offer Alicante and Palma as destinations for summer 2013.

The tie-in with Humberside Airport Travel comes as Humberside Airport confirmed September destinations of Lake Garda in northern Italy and Porto, Portugal’s second city, with Newmarket Holidays.

Paul Litten, commercial director at Kirmington, said: “The airport is delighted someone else is getting behind the Alicante and Palma services operating next year.”

Two Palma flights and an Alicante departure, are joined by Jersey, Bulgaria, Turkey and Tunisia on the flight information boards next summer.

The one-off trips to Italy and Portugal offer “an additional 500 people the chance to go away to somewhere that wasn’t an option before,” said Mr Litten.

Lake Garda joins a cruise link-up to Venice, as well as Naples and Verona in an Italian quartet of single charters, with Madeira, Croatia and the French Riviera also on the list.

Following an end to the dispute over the “Jet” naming, which started with a solicitors’ letter, Liverpool-based has retained its original title, and is now keen to boost the numbers taking up the seats. Flights from Humberside to the Costa Blanca and Majorca will operate every Tuesday between May 28 and September 24. director Daniel Reilly said: “We are delighted to announce that in co-operation with Humberside Airport Travel we are now offering services from Humberside Airport to Alicante and Majorca. Passengers can enjoy a free luggage allowance of 20kg, allocated seating, no card charges and our underlining focus on making fares transparent for them.”

All flights are ATOL protected by’s parent company; Independent Worldchoice Holidays, which brings more than a decade of travel industry experience to the fore.

Of the issue with Jet2, Mr Reilly said: “The situation was eventually resolved after several months of letters back and forth. We explained that we did not have any intention of attempting to confuse the public into believing we were part of Jet2, our brand and logo are purposefully different to theirs for this reason, our website statistics also showed us that nobody had landed at by mistake having been searching for Jet2.”

Calvia Vet opening in Santa Ponsa

Mallorca has a new Veterinary Clinic  and it has opened  in Santa Ponsa.

CalviàVet, the new small  and well equiped animal veterinary clinic opened last month in The Boulevard Business Park in Santa Ponsa.

The clinic offers a complete and modern veterinary service for pets with an emphasis on patient well-being and top-quality care as well as exceptional customer service.

The clinic has a full modern laboratory for in-house diagnostics, x-ray facilities, operating theatre, dental suite and an onsite grooming service.  The practice has been custom-designed to help minimalise stress to patients during their visit.  There is a separate dog and cat waiting area,   top quality consulting rooms and hospitalisation with special glass-fronted kennels and a “no bars policy” . The emphasis is on  making the animals   feel comfortable and at ease, providing a non threatening environment , more like a hotel visit and not a  “prison” during their stay.

The husband and wife team are  Dr. Juan Fernandez and Dr. Anna Pink. They came to Mallorca six years ago and have been actively involved in the development of a clinic in Puerto Pollensa. For the past year, Anna has been working as a mobile veterinarian whilst CalviaVet was in development.

The couple met whilst working in England and moved to Spain with their two small children in search of a better quality of life for their family. Juan finished his veterinary studies at the prestigious Glasgow Vet School. Juan then worked in England for over 13 years, gaining valuable experience in small animal practice and developing his interest in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. He became Head Vet in a veterinary hospital in Surrey, leading a team of veterinary surgeons.

Anna also lived in the UK for 10 years after graduating from South Africa´s veterinary university, Onderstepoort, and worked in several small animal clinics in South East England. Anna  completed a 2 year post graduate course in Small Animal Medicine and has a special interest in feline medicine and also enjoys soft tissue surgery.

CalviaVet is opposite Eroski and on the way to Habitat Golf, with plenty of off-street parking.

English,Spanish and German speaking
Consultations are by appointment between 9:30 and 1:30 and 3pm to 7pm Mon-Fri and 9:30-1pm Saturday
Telephone: 971 695108
24 hr emergency service 634524440



Photographs by Warwick Upton

Cap Formentor and Viewpoint Es Colomer

At ten kilometres from the Port of Pollensa, we can find the viewpoint “Es Colomer”, which is an essential stop for all those who may visit the north of the island.

From here, the best pictures of the island can be taken. The viewpoint is frequented by tourists and visitors who are in search of spectacular views of  Cape Formentor. The truth is that you are not going to be disappointed. The beauty of the landscape will leave you speechless…