SIX more British airports are set to be directly connected to the Rock thanks to a series of new flight routes.

British holiday company Super Break has announced the new charter flights from small regional airports will begin in summer 2018.

The airports included are Belfast International, Humberside, Exeter, Bournemouth, Durham Tees Valley and East Midlands Airport.

Super Break, which specialises in short breaks, will offer two flights a week from each airport during the month of July.

In an effort to restore local tourism and help fill the void left by the collapse of Monarch earlier this year there will be a renewed focus on the midlands if the trial period is successful.

Head of Propositions for Super Break, Chris Hagan said: “We are delighted to be working with our long established partners in Gibraltar to deliver this brand new programme for UK leisure travellers.

“Gibraltar is already one of our Top Ten short break destinations and by adding this exclusive capacity we hope to further cement our position as the UK’s specialist Gibraltar short break operator.”

The decision follows the success of Gibraltar’s tourism industry being showcased at the World Travel Market in London last month.

Minister for Tourism, Gilbert Lucudi said he hopes the announcement will bring ‘much needed leisure business’ to Gibraltar.

Lucudi said: “We are very pleased to see that following discussions at the world’s most important travel market, Super Break have taken this initiative.

“Whilst it may not cure the current gap in seat only capacity, it will go a long way to restore business to the local tourism industry.”

The final details of the programme have yet to be confirmed including prices, airlines and when the packages will go on sale.