EasyJet expects a great summer for Spain. The British airline has been breeding a successful seasonal model all winter and will start additional flights to popular destinations such as Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Barcelona from March 27.
General director Gándara of the British low-cost airline in the Balearics made this announcement. He also announced that twice as many airline tickets will be offered for next summer than in 2021. The number of reserved tickets is approaching the number of bookings for the summer of 2019, the year before the pandemic.
How many bookings does British airline expect to Spain?
Specifically, the airline offers 2.8 million seats to Palma de Mallorca. For comparison; in 2021 EasyJet transported 989,000 passengers to Mallorca. For Malaga, the company currently offers 1.9 million seats; in the summer of 2021, EasyJet transported 585,000 people to the capital of the Costa del Sol.
Mallorca is the favourite destination of the British, according to bookings from previous years with EasyJet. When the war between Russia and Ukraine broke out, there was a slight decrease in the number of bookings, but this is no longer the case. The pandemic is also having an ever smaller impact on the number of bookings from the United Kingdom to Spain.
Brits can and dare to travel to Spain again
The relaxations mean that people are increasingly daring to go on holiday outside their own country again. EasyJet expects to reach levels of 2019 this summer, the summer before the pandemic. Seasonal airports, such as Palma de Mallorca and Malaga, play an important role in this regard. It is precisely for this reason that EasyJet will also deploy more aircraft between the UK and Palma de Mallorca and the UK and Malaga. The British company previously announced that it would deploy an extra aircraft on the route between the UK and Barcelona.
Seasonal model provides additional employment in Spain
Partly due to this extra deployment of aircraft, EasyJet is preparing for a busy summer, which will also provide 150 direct extra jobs. “Spain has always been one of our favourite destinations, so we have used the winter season to improve our offer and create additional flight routes for our customers who are so eager to return to Spain,” said Gándara.