Sun-seeking Britons are jetting to Mallorca in the hundreds as the number of tourists holidaying in Magaluf surges back to pre-Covid levels.
Foreign tour operators expect the island to see a 10 per cent increase in British holidaymaker arrivals this summer.
Fritz Jousen, CEO of the TUI Group, said: “The high demand for travel and the very good business results confirm our forecasts.
“2022 will be a good fiscal year and our operational capacity is close to pre-pandemic levels.”
Tour operators state that sales to Mallorca are lower than Turkey, “but this is due to the strong offers they are making, taking advantage of the devaluation of the Turkish lira to compete with the other Mediterranean holiday destinations, including the Balearic Islands. to compete .”
The airlines Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2, TUI Fly, Lufthansa, Condor, Eurowings and those of the IAG Group (British Airways) indicate that flight reservations to Mallorca are growing week by week.
For this reason, Son Sant Joan Airport in Mallorca has exceeded the 2019 flight schedule for the past few weekends.
Between Friday and this Sunday, Palma Airport has scheduled more than 2,300 flights, according to AENA.
And today will be one of the busiest days of this year, with 832 flights (round-trip) – similar to August.
According to the Spanish newspaper Ultimahora.es, 100 percent of holiday accommodation in Mallorca will open in mid-May.
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All facilities on the island, except for those undergoing renovation, are open and the average occupancy rate is close to that of 2019, which was 75 percent.
It comes after British holidaymakers packed hotels and apartments in Benidorm as they enjoyed the first normal Easter break since Covid.
An “avalanche of tourists” swept across Spain’s popular holiday destination, packing local hotspots in a number not seen since 2019, as the country begins to recover from coronavirus restrictions.
The surge in Britons landing in Spain comes despite all-inclusive holidays at popular resorts where alcohol control is on the rise.
Brits in Ibiza and Mallorca are now only allowed to drink six drinks a day when staying in all-inclusive resorts.
Tourists in the popular holiday hotspots of Magaluf on Mallorca and some areas of the party island of Ibiza are affected by the regulations.
Tourists can only enjoy three free drinks with lunch and three with dinner.
Balearic leaders say they want to bolster the image of party resorts known for their intoxication and bad behavior.
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