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Monday, March 20, 2023

‘Air Bridge’ between Malaga and the United Kingdom

British operators highlight good connectivity with the Costa del Sol in their appointments. salvador salasi

WTM London 2022

Airlines have scheduled more than 90 daily flights, arrivals and departures with twenty British cities at the airport this winter

Pilar Martinez

Málaga and the United Kingdom are connected by a true ‘air bridge’ and this is one of the elements that the British operator highlights the most within the framework of the World Travel Market (WTM), which celebrates its last day today. ANA data confirms that it is the best connected market, in fact it is the most important for Málaga tourism and represents 30% of the total number of passengers at Málaga airport. The data speaks for itself. During the recently launched low season, which lasts until the end of March in terms of air transport, a total of 90 daily flights depart and arrive from this infrastructure to or from the United Kingdom each day. About 40 of these connect the capital of Malaga to London in a day.

In fact, the United Kingdom remains the main market for Málaga-Costa del Sol airport, occupying 39 routes out of a total of 192 routes for this winter, consolidating its lead as the country with the largest number of Malaga airports. infrastructure, has stood even after the pandemic. out of anna.

The airline plans to have more than one million six million seats on approximately 8,500 flights with the United Kingdom from October to March. By destinations, London, with over 740,000 seats on approximately 4,000 scheduled flights, continues to lead as the city with the most movements and seats offered by airlines in this infrastructure, through eleven routes. Will connect to the British capital. Figures show a 6% increase in seats and 1% in scheduled landings and takeoffs this winter.

In the summer, over a hundred flights, connecting arrivals and departures, are registered daily with the United Kingdom. Aina highlighted a Sunday last August that recorded 123 flights. About fifty daily operations have London as their destination or origin, reaching over 60 daily flights with the British capital.

This high level of connectivity means that Málaga is connected by direct flights to about twenty airports in the United Kingdom, five of which are in London. It should be noted that the capital of the coast is connected with the British cities of Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Mindlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Leeds, London with Liverpool, Manchester with London, Manchester and London. , Newcastle, Aberdeen, Southampton and Southend, according to data provided by ANA.

From the Tourism Costa del Sol they say that there are a total of eight airlines that promote this ‘air bridge’. Of these, six have increased their offerings, one has decreased, notably TUI, and British Airways remains. They also highlight that Ryanair is the one that offers the most seats, followed by Easyjet, Jet2.com and British Airways, all with over 80,000 seats.

Where do British tourists visiting the coast come from?

Since the origins of tourism on the Costa del Sol six decades ago, the British have maintained a sense of the norm. When they plan their vacations outside the country, their main destination is Spain, followed by the Balearic Islands, with the province of Malaga as their favorite destination. But, where do the nearly two million British tourists who have chosen the coast as of last September come from?

The Costa del Sol Tourism Report indicates London as the main issuing city with 773,464 passengers; This was followed by Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and the East Midlands, with between 212,000 and 100,000 arrivals. The ‘Top 10’ list is completed by Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Belfast.

However, as a curious fact, it should be noted that if passenger arrivals from all these cities are still below the 2019 record, Doncaster ranks fourteenth, the only English city that has already recovered. And even, the figures before the pandemic. Notably, 17,288 passengers have arrived in Malaga from this English city in the first nine months of the year, which is 2% more than the traffic volume in 2019.

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