By Cathy Elelman • 03 July 2020 • 19:19
FORECAST: The Balearic Island Strategic Tourism Agency predicts two million passengers will pass through Palma airport this month and three million in August
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SOME five million air travellers are expected to go through Mallorca’s Palma airport over the next two months, a high number, but still well down on last summer.
A report by the AETIB Balearic Island Strategic Tourism Agency, which comes under the regional Tourism and Employment ministry, forecasts that two million passengers will pass through the Son Sant Joan airport this month and three million in August.
The agency’s predictions are based on airlines scheduling a little over 50 per cent fewer seats for July than last year, and 24 per cent less next month.
More than 4.2 million travellers used Palma airport last July and nearly 4.3 million in August 2019.
In promising news for Mallorca’s tourism sector, the AETIB reports demand for flights to the island in the coming months is increasing in several European countries, including the UK, as well as in other parts of Spain.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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