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Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 1BY, United Kingdom
Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland) was established in 1066, it covers an area of 242,432 sq km, its population is 59 million, its capital city is London and its official language is English.
PalmAir (PMC) is a British tour operator based in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, which offers charter and scheduled cheap flights on behalf of Bath Travel. Its main base is Bournemouth Airport. (PMC) flights are operated by Astraeus Airlines (AUA) but trading is under Palmair (PMC). Established nearly 50 years ago Palmair (PMC) has come from strength to strength. Rated the top airline flying from the UK by the "Holiday Which?" consumer magazine, you can be sure you are dealing with a professional tour operator.
The southern Portuguese province of the Algarve is divided from the rest of the country by a series of low-lying mountains, and is one of Europe's most popular all year round holiday destinations. It is home to many excellent, long sandy beaches, and the coastline stretches for 100 miles. Most of the Algarve's trendy, modern holiday resorts were formerly little fishing villages and still feature central areas with narrow streets, whitewashed houses and ancient churches. Take a trip inland and you will discover a myriad of almond trees and groves of lemons, oranges, carobs, pomegranates and figs. Traces of its Moorish history are evident in the region's architecture and golfers will find many excellent green courses. There is always a good choice of waterside restaurants serving barbecued sardines, fresh fish, and "cataplana" - a local speciality.
Corfu - This beautiful Ionian Island nestles off the west side of the Greek mainland and is 36 miles long by 15 miles wide. C overed with olive trees which are watered by winter rains, Corfu remains one of the greenest of the Mediterranean islands. The north east coast has lots of sheltered rocky coves and shingle beaches, secluded bays and traditional fishing villages and the more remote west, and southwest in particular, boasts wild, unspoiled beaches and stunning scenery. Inland, a network of twisting roads lead to local villages with warm and friendly Corfiot people. Corfu's colorful past is evident throughout the island and British, Roman, Venetian and French occupations all left their mark. Corfu town (or Kerkyra as it is locally known) is an interesting mixture of old and new and the charismatic old city sits in a protected area between the two town fortresses. The Ionian University holds musical summer schools and Corfu's many philharmonic and brass bands give spectacular
performances of classical music and jazz, some in the old fortress.
Fuerteventura - The second largest island of the Canary archipelago, Fuerteventura is just 62 miles from the coast of Morocco, around 65 miles long and 20 miles wide. The north east of the island is first in line when the winds blow in from the Sahara, carrying the sand which forms more than 150 spectacular beaches - some are wild and lonely, while others bustle with tourist activity and there are also child-friendly beaches, surfing beaches and remote spots favored by nudists, nature-lovers and bird-watchers. Further south the terrain is more volcanic with some light sand man-made beaches. The rich coastal areas are a mecca for watersports lovers who can take advantage of the strong Atlantic winds and the superb choice of watersports, windsurfing, kite surfing, surfing and jet ski facilities. Divers can explore shipwrecks and magnificent underwater lava beds with their teeming marine life. Other leisure activities available are two golf courses, jeep safari, horse riding, off roading by jeep or motor bike, sailing, catamaran sailing trips and yacht chartering. To savor the islandís traditional history, explore the small coastal villages with their craftwork, typical architecture, churches, castles and network of museums.
Lake Garda - It is easy to see why this wonderful area of Italy Ė with its stunning scenery, superb food and delectable famous wines, lures visitors to return again and again. We are delighted to feature Lake Garda again in our summer 2009 program and this - the largest and certainly one of the most beautiful - Italian lake, with its stunning stretch of glacial water, lies in a wide valley, a natural sun trap between the Alps and the Dolomites. The long and narrow northern part is bordered on one side by perpendicular cliffs which are draped in spectacular pine forests, and the southern part is wide with low banks, divided by the charming and narrow Sirmione peninsular. This area, with its diverse and beautiful scenery, olive groves and lemon orchards, enjoys a very pleasant climate, similar at times to that of the Mediterranean. Boat and hydrofoil ferries ply the lake from all centers and the Italian towns of Verona and Brescia can be easily reached. The vineyards of Bardolino are well worth a visit for wine lovers and the spectacular Arena Opera in Verona, staged in an open air Roman Amphitheatre, is a must for music lovers.
Lanzarote - Just off the west coast of Africa, Lanzarote has a pleasant climate and offers diverse scenery, attractive, low-rise resorts and traditional Canarian architecture. Itís an island of contrasts, volcanic peaks and lava plains and long stretches of sandy beaches. Take a camel trek over the lava crust in the Timanfaya National Park or enjoy a volcano cooked meal at the restaurant on Fire Mountain. Well worth a visit are the underground lagoons at Jameos del Agua and the Los Verdes Caverns, which were formed by volcanic lava tunnels during the last eruptions. Arrecife, the capital will appeal to both history lovers and shopaholics.
Madeira - This Portuguese sub-tropical island lies off the north west coast of Africa and enjoys a year round mild climate. Visitors will enjoy the relaxed way of life, the courteous people, picturesque fishing villages, colonial mansions, banana and sugar plantations and the many vineyards which produce the famous Madeira wine. The hidden valleys and peaks of the island provide many beautiful walks and the hillsides are easily accessible - here you will find the "Levada" walks - walking trails alongside an irrigation system of mini-canals which are edged with spectacular flora and fauna. Garden enthusiasts will delight in any one of the several botanical gardens and find inspiration at the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens with its many exotic plants, Koi Fish and ceramic tile collection dating from 15th Ė 20th Century. A trip to Monte offers a chance to try Carros de Cestos, wicker toboggans - if you dare! Golfers will enjoy being technically challenged on either of the two beautiful golf courses whilst enjoying the spectacular views.
Majorca - An enchanting mix of Spain and its own Mallorquin character, Majorca remains as popular as ever, whether for a week, a fortnight or a longer stay. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca boasts some of the best scenery in the Mediterranean, tranquil countryside, dramatic mountains, many lovely beaches and pretty, secluded cloves. There is a good network of roads making it easy to explore the picturesque villages, weekly markets, cultural and artisan centers and prehistoric caves. Palma, the capital, has a beautiful Gothic cathedral, harbor and impressive marina, and shoppers will delight in the sophisticated pedestrianized shopping area. Majorca is famous for its artificial pearls and they can be found in shops all over the island. Leather is another popular purchase and inexpensive items of Mallorquin pottery make excellent souvenirs.
Minorca - Minorca is an island of contrasts and colors, it has over 100 beaches, beautiful crescent coves, rugged cliffs, pine trees, archaeological sites and two main towns overlooking beautiful and natural harbors, all of which combine to offer an interesting and relaxing holiday destination. Take time to explore Ciudadela (Ciutadella), the original capital, which retains an aura of grandeur and aristocracy and has a picturesque port.
Tenerife - Hot and sunny and just under four hours from the UK, Tenerife is an ideal all year round destination. The largest of the Canary Islands, itís home to Spainís highest mountain, the stunning Mount Teide. The islandís northern coast is bordered by steep cliffs, but the south slopes down to one of the few regions of level coastal plain in the Canaries. From dry desert-like conditions and weird and wonderful volcanic lava flows to moss festooned laurel forests - Tenerife has it all. Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos in the south have all but merged to form one big buzzy resort favored by younger tourists and boasting bright lights and good bars. The modern Costa Adeje resorts have some great hotels and Puerto de la Cruz in the north is more tropical, quieter and cooler. Across the island you will find animal parks, beach sports, camel tours and several fine golf courses. Boat trips are offered from some resorts (not Puerto de la Cruz) and ferries operate to La Gomera from Los Cristianos. Local fiestas are held throughout the year and although fun, may cause some disturbance.
Tunisia - In just under a three hour flight from Bournemouth, you can be in this hospitable land of colors and contrasts where spices and scents invite you to enjoy its natural beauty, ancient cities and warm friendliness of the people. In this exotic land one can watch the sunrise over the Sahara, take a long walk along miles of sparkling beaches, windsurf the cool Mediterranean breezes, explore ancient sites and legendary cities, enjoy a game of golf or just spend a long lazy day relaxing on the beach. Haggle in shops and markets for carpets, ceramics, leather goods and locally made jewellery, bartering is part of everyday life here. To get around, hail a horse-drawn calèche or hop on the pink petit train. Local buses and taxis are cheap and readily available and a train service operates several times a day up the coast to Tunis or down to the resorts of Monastir and Mahdia. Travel south to the Sahara Desert to spend time in the oasis town of Tozeur, sample a Bedouin feast, or join a mini safari or a desert tour.
MAY 2001: 1 737-229 (360-20911, /74 OO-SDE), EUROPEAN AVIATION (EUL) WET-LEASED.
November 2002: Abandoned plans for low-fare service to Glasgow (Prestwick), when it found out buzz (BZZ) will serve the route.
May 2009: 737-5H6 (27355, G-PJPJ "The Spirit of Peter Bath"), Astraeus Airlines (AUA) wet-leased for three years for Bath Travel - - SEE PHOTO - - "PMC-737-5H6-2009-05."
August 2009: Employees = 120.
Main Base: Bournemouth Airport (BOH).
Bournemouth Destinations: Algarve (Faro) (FAO); Corfu (CFU); Fuerteventura; Lake Garda (Brescia) (VBS) & Verona; Lanzarote (Arrecife) (ACE); Madeira (Funchal) (FNC); Majorca; Minorca (Mahon) (MAH); Sorrento; Tenerife South Airport (TFS); and Tunisia.
Exeter destinations: Fuerteventura; and Tunisia.
Jersey destination: Tenerife.
January 2011: 737-5H6 (27355, G-PJPJ) has been repossessed by Astraeus Airlines (AUA) after Palmair (PMC) was "unable to honor its contractual obligations." The original contract was due to run until April 2012.