With the approaching winter holidays, the demand for flights increases dramatically, especially to destinations such as Portugal and Spain, and especially to the latter’s Canary Islands.
These conclusions were reached by the latest report published by the Lufthansa Group, TheSchengen.com reports.
“In Europe, there is a particularly high demand for destinations in the Spanish mainland, the Canary Islands, Portugal and other sunny destinations in the Mediterranean region, as well as Scandinavia,” reads the statement published by the Lufthansa Group.
Besides, the report stressed that other destinations, such as Lapland in Finland, are also back on the flight schedule. At the same time, it has been emphasized that New York and destinations in Florida are often privately booked.
In addition, in response to the increase in demand for flights, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group, including Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, are offering nearly 80,000 additional seats on 440 additional flights for the upcoming holiday season. . As well as New Year’s.
“Passengers can make a personal contribution to climate protection and make their air travel CO2 neutral. In addition to the option of balancing the flight through high-quality climate projects, Lufthansa guests can already fly using sustainable fuels today. The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have integrated the options into the booking process. “.
Recently, TheSchengen.com reported that after seeing an increase in international arrivals registered in September, authorities in Spain believe tourism could return to a pre-pandemic level within the following year.
The authorities in Spain announced that the number of international tourists in this country is progressing rapidly, which will help this sector to quickly recover from the devastating situation caused by the Corona virus.
Based on data provided by the National Statistics Office, the number of international tourists in Spain registered a fourfold increase in September compared to last year’s figures, to nearly 4.7 million.
Previously, the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE) confirmed that in the first half of this year, from January to June, only 5.4 million international travelers visited Spain.
The same confirmed that during the past year, the following Spanish regions received the largest number of travelers: the Balearic Islands (1.3 million visitors), Catalonia (975 thousand visitors), and the Canary Islands (750 thousand visitors).
Meanwhile, the National Institute of Statistics (INE) showed that passenger traffic at Portugal’s national airports fell by 44.6 percent in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.