Flights to Spain and Portugal are in demand ahead of the winter vacations, particularly destinations like the Canary Islands, where it’s warm.
Germany’s largest airline group Lufthansa came to this conclusion and published a report the other day.
Lufthansa Group’s statement reads, “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.”
Besides Flights to Spain and Portugal, Scandinavian and American Destinations Are Popular Too
The report highlighted that Scandinavian destinations like Finland or Lapland were also popular, and people often booked flights to American states like Florida.
Also, in response to the high demand for flights, Lufthansa Group’s airlines, including Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings, are offering almost 80,000 extra seats on 440 additional flights for the upcoming vacation season and New Year.
The statement reads, “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.”
Spain Records Increasing Numbers of International Arrivals
After increasing international arrivals registered in Spain, the Spanish authorities said they believed the tourism sector might reach pre-pandemic levels next year. Spain communicated that the number of international tourists in the country was quickly increasing, which would allow the tourism industry to bounce back after the devastating impact that coronavirus caused all this while.
The National Statistics Office provided data that revealed the number of international tourists in Spain marked a four-fold increase in September compared to numbers recorded one year ago, to almost 4.7 million.
Earlier, the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE) pointed out that only 5.4 million international travelers had visited Spain in the first half of this year between January and June.
The INE also highlighted that during last year, the following regions in Spain recorded the highest numbers of arrivals: the Balearic Islands (1.3 million visitors), Catalonia (975,000 visitors), and the Canary Islands (750,000 visitors).
Also, the National Statistics Institute showed that passenger traffic in Portugal’s national airports had decreased by 44.6% in the first six months of 2021, compared to the same period in the previous year.