Jet2 expects to bring two million British tourists to the Canary Islands this summer
The CEO of Jet2, Steve Heapy, has told the President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and his Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, that his company expects to bring more than 2 million British tourists to the islands this summer when the UK opens, and that bookings are already 47% up on summer last year.
During a videoconference between the three of them earlier today to analyze the prospects of recovery of the sector after the Covid crisis, Heapy said it is the first time that he is actually confident of a restart of travel from the UK, since the pandemic began, due to the global decrease of data and the tremendous progress made in Britain with their vaccine plan.
He also said, when looking at the booking trends, that he expects they will bring more than two million people from when the UK opens until the end of August, but that there is a natural caution in reservations for May and June, and the majority are from July 1st onwards in case there is any delay in lifting restrictions by the UK Government.
Jet2, as almost all airlines do, welcome the introduction of a health passport that shows whether passengers have been vaccinated, had Covid tests, or have recovered from the virus itself, and say that this needs implementing as soon as travel in volume is allowed, to make it easier, quicker, and cheaper all round for travellers.