8th Jun 2022 @ 9:15 am

The Canaries will see 400,000 more flight seats on offer this summer than before the Covid pandemic. Lanzarote is the island that has benefitted most from this increased offer, with 120,000 more places than in 2019.

Leading the charge for Canarian sunshine are the British, with a total of 1.5 million seats available almost 200,000 more than in 2019. Domestic Spanish flights will also offer 1.5 million places, a 5.4% increase.

Canarian Tourism Minister, Yaiza Castilla, has hailed the “strong commitment” that airlines have shown towards the islands, but was also cautious, warning that the availability of seats on flights didn’t necessarily mean that tourists would fill them all.

Castilla highlighted the war in Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis as factors that could “put these good omens into check”. She pointed out that, despite the increase in seats, tourism professionals were expecting the summer season to see about 80% of the activity of 2019, due to increased competition from destinations such as the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

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