The number of seats scheduled by airlines on international flights to Spain for the months of September and October reaches 14,196,367 seats, a volume that represents 70% of those in the same period of 2019 and practically triples if It is compared with the equivalent months of last year, according to the data on air capacities released today by Turespaña.
“At the end of the summer season, Spain is recovering greater stability in international flight schedules that contributes to the gradual consolidation of the recovery of tourism, as a result of the security offered by our country, with one of the highest percentages in the world. world population vaccinated against COVID-19, above 72%, as well as the confidence that Spain offers to tourists who have tools such as Spain Travel Health that facilitate travel ”, has valued the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.
In the Minister's opinion, “the seat forecasts to fly to Spain for the months of September and October allow us to think that the summer season could be lengthened and face the coming months with greater confidence to continue consolidating the recovery of international tourism that it is still slow due to the mobility restrictions that still exist in important source markets such as the US or Asian countries ”.
Spain recovered in August, according to Eurocontrol data, three-quarters of the air traffic it had in the same month of 2019, another record year in terms of international tourist arrivals. The records of our country are thus above the European average, which recovered 71% of the air traffic for the equivalent month of 2019 in August.
Capabilities by markets
The markets with the best performance are Denmark and the Netherlands, with a volume of seats scheduled for Spain in the months of September and October that reaches 96% (290,447 seats) and 93.2% (908,187 seats) of capacity air of the same period of 2019, respectively.
From the United Kingdom, more than 3.2 million seats are expected to operate between September and October (66.7% of what was operated in the same months of 2019); from Germany 2.5 million seats (75% of 2019), from Italy 1.2 million seats (72%) and from France more than 995,000 seats (62% of what was operated in the same months of 2019) .
The markets that are showing a slower recovery are those of long haul, whose air capacities are still 58.7% below the levels of 2019 in the case of the US, -76.8% in the case of Russia or -92% from China.