As the winter holidays approach, the demand for flights is also significantly increasing, especially for destinations such as Portugal and Spain, and in particular in the latter’s Canary Islands.
Such conclusions have been reached by the recent report published by Lufthansa Group, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“In Europe, destinations on the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, Portugal and other sunny destinations in the Mediterranean region, as well as Scandinavia, are in particularly high demand,” the statement published by Lufthansa Group reads.
Besides, the report has stressed that other destinations, such as Lapland in Finland, are also back on the flight schedule. At the same time, it has been stressed that New York and destinations in the state of Florida are booked particularly often.
In addition, as a response to the increase in the 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 extra flights for the upcoming holiday season as well as New Year.
“Travelers can make a personal contribution to climate protection and make their air travel CO2 neutral. In addition to the option of offsetting the flight via high-quality climate projects, Lufthansa guests can already fly with sustainable fuel today. The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have integrated the options into the booking process,” the statement reads.
Recently, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that after seeing an increase in the number of international arrivals recorded in September, authorities in Spain believe that tourism may return to the pre-pandemic level during the following year.
Authorities in Spain have announced that the number of international tourists in this country is rapidly progressing, which will help this sector recover fast from the devastating situation caused by the Coronavirus.
Based on the data provided by the National Statistics Office, the number of international tourists in Spain marked a four-fold increase in September in comparison to a year ago figures, to nearly 4,7 million.
The same stressed that during last year, the following Spanish regions welcomed the most significant numbers of passengers: the Balearic Islands (1.3 million visitors), Catalonia (975,000 visitors), and the Canary Islands (750,000 visitors).
At the same time, the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed that passenger traffic in the national airports of Portugal decreased by 44.6 per cent in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.