British Airways has announced plans to fly from Heathrow to the capitals of Kosovo and Montenegro for the first time.

The new routes to Prisitina and Podgorica are among six European destinations being added to the carrier’s Heathrow summer schedules for 2020.

Both routes will operate on Saturdays between July 4 and August 29, 2020.

There will also be a brand new service between Heathrow and Perugia, operating three times weekly between July 2 and August 31.

The Turkish towns of Dalaman and Bodrum will return to BA’s Heathrow network next summer, with weekly flights on Saturdays between May 23 and October 24.

Finally a new service to Rhodes will run weekly on Saturdays between July 4 and August 29, joining the carrier’s existing Gatwick-Rhodes service. This summer BA added access to an airport lounge for customers using Rhodes airport.

BA says it will also add frequency on routes from Heathrow to 16 short-haul routes next year, including Larnaca, Brindisi, Nice, Ibiza, Tenerife, Split, Olbia, Kefalonia and Preveza.

Away from Heathrow the airline has also announced a new twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Corfu, operating between May 1 and October 23.

Commenting on the news Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of networks and alliances, said:

“We are gearing up for an exciting summer next year as we add more routes to our extensive global network. We’re always developing our leisure offering and are pleased to be adding completely new destinations to British Airways’ Heathrow map.

“Our commitment to offering flights and holidays to a wide variety of destinations at competitive prices can help people plan ahead for summer 2020.”

For full details of the schedules of the new routes from Heathrow, click here.