Lufthansa confirms 44 flights a week to the Canary Islands this summer
The Lufthansa Group are making a strong commitment to the Canary Islands this summer, by making a 50% increase on its current number of flights, which represents a 19% increase in its flight program compared to the same period in 2019. This was confirmed by representatives of the main group of European airlines to the Minister of Tourism of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, yesterday.
They’ve announced that the group will increase its weekly flights with Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura from 30 to 44, and will also fly to La Palma, during the summer.
Also present at the video conference were the CEO of Promotur Turismo de Islas Canarias, José Juan Lorenzo; the Lufthansa Group General Manager for Spain and Portugal, Julia Hillenbrand; its Marketing Director, Pierre Brague; and the B2C Marketing manager in both countries, Ana María Carriedo.
The representatives of the Lufthansa Group told Castilla that they are seeing a marked recovery in leisure trips, more so than in corporate ones, and that Spain, and especially the Canary Islands, constitute one of the strongest bets for this holiday traffic in summer. "They are transmitting to their markets that both the mainland and in the Islands are ready for travel, and that security is a major part of peoples decisions, and that we are a preferred destination for the summer period" she said at the end of the meeting.
Lufthansa is the leading European airline with its main base is in Frankfurt, and a second base in Munich, and is part of the group to which Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and Eurowings also belong.
Airlines have suffered a sharp drop in business and long-haul traffic due to the pandemic, a decrease that the Lufthansa Group is trying to compensate with a greater commitment to holiday routes, which is why they have focused on the Canary Islands, despite all the travel limitations that still exist from Germany and the main European countries.
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Currently, they have a stable schedule of 30 weekly flights (12 with Lufthansa to Frankfurt and Munich, 13 with Swiss to Zurich, three with Brussels Airlines to Brussels and two with Eurowings to Dusseldorf), which represents approximately 5,500 arrival seats to the Islands, more than 22,000 per month.
“For the Canary Islands, having the Lufthansa Group is very positive for the destination as it is the leading European airline group and its consolidated structure allows the Islands to connect, not only with its hubs in Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich and Brussels, also to take advantage of its multiple connections to reach other destinations in the world," said Castilla.