Palma de Mallorca, 21st Jan 03
UK Visitor Figures Up for 2002
Budget airlines help boost tourism to Mallorca year round
Annual figures of passenger movements released this week by Palma Airport demonstrate that the attraction of Mallorca is as strong as ever with the British market. In 2002 the annual total of approximately 2.320 million British visitors represent a 1.2% percentage increase on 2001 figures. Almost all the monthly totals are up, including December’s where a 10% increase was recorded representing 3,200 more Brits.
Even though the figures peak at Easter and during the summer months, it is obvious that the British market also has started to perceive Mallorca as a year round destination, with walking, cycling and golf being exceptionally popular visitor activities in winter.
The development of Mallorca as a year round destination has been assisted by an increase in scheduled flights from the UK, and in particular by the operation of “no frills” airlines such as Easyjet and Go, which operate a variety of daily scheduled flights from the UK. In addition, BMI (daily from Heathrow), GB Airways and Air Europa all feature Mallorca year round.
New budget airlines will be featuring Mallorca this spring. These include Air Scotland, which will be coming on line with a scheduled service from Glasgow on March 29th and from Edinburgh April 11th. Jet2 will also start a regular service from Leeds Bradford April 8th (4 times weekly) and daily from May 1st.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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