SUN-starved Brits are jetting off to Majorca in their hundreds as the number of tourists holidaying in Magaluf surges back to pre-Covid levels.
Foreign tour operators are expecting the island to register a ten per cent increase in Brit holidaymaker arrivals this summer.
Fritz Jousen, CEO of TUI Group, said: "The high demand for travel and the very good commercial results confirm our forecasts.
" 2022 will be a good financial year and our operational capacity is almost up to pre-pandemic level.”
Tour operators indicate that sales to Majorca are lower than those recorded by Turkey "but this is due to the strong offers they make, taking advantage of the devaluation of the Turkish lira to compete with the rest of the Mediterranean holiday destinations, including the Balearic Islands."
Airlines Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2, TUI Fly, Lufthansa, Condor, Eurowings and those of the IAG group (British Airways) point out that flight reservations to Majorca grow from one week to the next.
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For this reason, Son Sant Joan airport in Majorca has exceeded the 2019 flight schedule in recent weekends.
Between Friday and this Sunday, according to AENA, Palma airport has more than 2,300 flights scheduled.
And Today will be one of the busiest days of this year, with 832 flights (round trip) – similar to August figures.
According to Spanish newspaper Ultimahora.es, 100 per cent of Majorca's holiday accommodation plant will be open in mid-May.
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All the establishments on the island, except those that are undergoing renovations, are open and the average occupancy is close to that of 2019, which was 75 per cent.
It comes after Brits holidaymakers packed out hotels and apartments in Benidorm as they enjoyed the first normal Easter break since Covid.
An “avalanche of tourists” descended on Spain’s popular holiday destination, packing out local hotspots in numbers not seen since 2019 as the country starts to revive after the coronavirus restrictions.
The surge in Brits landing in Spain comes despite all-inclusive holidays at popular resorts having a booze clampdown.
Brits in Ibiza and Majorca will only be allowed to have six drinks per day when staying at all-inclusive resorts.
The regulations will affect tourists in the popular holiday hotspots of Magaluf, Majorca and some areas of party island Ibiza.
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Tourists can only have three free tipples at lunch and three with their evening meal.
Balearic Government chiefs say they want to improve the image of the party resorts which have a reputation for boozy and bad behaviour.
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