By Sally Underwood • 10 April 2021 • 18:02
The number of Britons travelling to Spain is set to rise after dismal year for holidaymakers. Image: Wikimedia
The average prices of flights are reportedly up to 51 per cent cheaper than in June last year, in a move that could be good news for Brits in Spain missing family and friends.
According to the Express newspaper, flight website Skyscanner has announced that prices are up to 51 per cent cheaper than last year.
The website also said that average prices between June and August are “consistently cheaper than in 2019.”
Skyscanner also announced its top 10 most searched destinations, which included London, Manchester, Dubai, Edinburgh, and Portugal. While Spain did not make the top 10, Skyscanner Consumer Rights Expert said the lack of clarity “is keeping prices low for short-haul travel as capacity is not yet filled.”
He added: “As the rules around travel from the UK become clearer, and airlines react by allocating planes to routes to serve demand, we expect to see attractive pricing being used by providers to compete for bookings.
“Competition between airlines and travel providers almost always benefits the traveller with better pricing and more choice.”
The move could be good for Britons in Spain missing family and friends.
Expats responded to the news that flights prices were cheaper than last year, saying the announcement could benefit Britons here as well as tourists travelling from the UK.
One Brit told the Euro Weekly News: “It has been so hard for people like myself whose families live in the UK.
“I will definitely be booking as soon as it is ok to fly, especially with flights at half price.”
While another reader said: “I speak with my family and friends back home every week and they are dying to come to Spain to visit me.
“The cheaper flights will definitely make that more possible as people back home are feeling the pinch from the pandemic too.”
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Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.
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