Several tour operators and airlines have already begun to notice the effects of the British Prime Minister’s announcement, Boris Johnson, in relation to the start of the de-escalation in the United Kingdom on March 8. The British airline easyJet has communicated that the reservations of flights and vacation packages UKSpain and other coastal destinations have exploded after the Government announced a deconfinement planwhich will consist of four phases and which it would be completed in June.
In a statement, the Luton-based company (north of London) specified that the general flight bookings have increased 337% compared to the previous week and 630% for holiday offers, since Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Monday the phases of the de-escalation in England.
The most popular destinations are Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain; Faro in Portugal and the Greek island of Crete, while August is the preferred month to travel next summer, followed by July and September, the airline said.
The CEO of easyJet, Johan Lundgren, highlighted that, in detailing the exit from the confinement imposed in January, the Conservative Executive has offered a “necessary injection of confidence” to customers, to whom the company offers flexibility if they have to change or cancel their flights.
500% increase in bookings
Other tour operators have also reported increases in activity, including the German Tui, a leader in the United Kingdom, who indicated that their reservations increased by 500% in the last hours, being Spain, Turkey and Greece the favorite destinations.
In the same line, Thomas Cook has registered an increase of 100% of its reserves for the summer, especially to Greece, Cyprus, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
The schools reopening on March 8 begins a gradual process of deconfinement in England that will conclude at the earliest on June 21, although it is expected that, if the pandemic is kept under control, international travel and vacations abroad may resume at the end of May.