Germany schedules 70 flights to the Canary Islands with 13,000 seats next week

2020/10/22 14:07:22 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Airlines Condor, TUI, Ryanair, Easyjet and Lufthansa already have 70 flights to the Canary Islands scheduled for next week with a total of 13,000 seats, according to the information provided by these companies, following the announcement that they have lifted travel restrictions  from Saturday to the islands.

In a statement sent today, Thursday, by the Ministry of Tourism of the Canary Islands, it is reported that this schedule has been provided by the airlines to the public company Promotur Islas Canarias, and that it will be weekly.

The regional councillor for Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, celebrated "the great news" that Germany has excluded the Canary Islands from the list of countries with travel warnings due to Covid-19 risk, and foresees a progressive reactivation of tourist flows.

The lifting of the veto has been known from the early hours of this morning, after the publication by the German Government, through its Robert Koch Institute for research on contagious diseases, of the new travel warning list for the risk of Covid-19, in the one that the Canary Islands cease to be, a measure that will be applicable from this Saturday, October 24th.

For Castilla, this announcement, which she has been working on for weeks with constant communication on the situation of the islands through the German Embassy in Spain and different tourist entities, comes at “a very important moment, just at the beginning of our winter season, which opens good expectations for this market.”

However, she warned that the demand in Europe in general for travel has weakened, and although the Canary Islands have a great advantage as it is the only winter sun destination with capacity and European sanitary standards, we should be prudent and not expect high levels of influx over the next few months, although they are important so that we can begin to recover the sector and give people increased confidence in the destination. On top of this, she said that they are "working hard on new measures to be applied in the islands that help build trust", which she hopes will be finalized next week.