Tourism in Mallorca: British tour operators
The main UK tour operators have delayed trips to the Balearic Islands again, because the islands are still on the ‘Amber’ list, which means the British would have to quarantine themselves for 10 days upon their return home.
TUI UK and Jet2 Holidays Group have postponed all operations with the Balearic Islands until July 4 and Easyjet Holidays have canceled almost all flights to the Balearics and the rest of Spain until mid-July.
The UK reviews its “Red”, “Amber” and “Green” lists every three weeks and British tour operators say they are convinced the Balearics will switch from “Amber” to “Green” on June 24.
The UK government’s decision is crucial for hundreds of hotels and tourism-related businesses in Mallorca.
Meanwhile, reservations from Germany are so strong that the Lutfhansa Group decided to use its ‘Jumbo’ and Airbus A350 planes for flights to Palma from Frankfurt and Munich in July and August, to meet strong demand from DER Touristik, FTI, Alltours and Schauinsland.
The Boeing 747-8, ‘Jumbo’ can accommodate 365 passengers and the Airbus A350 can carry 293.
There has been a substantial increase in air traffic from Germany, Central European countries and the Nordic countries and AENA says 1,304 planes are expected to take off or land at Son Sant Joan airport in Palma this week. -end and 80% of them are international flights.
The FEHM expects a huge increase in flights as soon as the UK includes the Balearic Islands on its “green” non-quarantine list.
“The UK’s conservative stance on international travel affects Mallorcan businesses that are delay opening until London takes its next decision on the “green” list in the last week of June, ”said FEHM President María José Aguiló.