Palma de Mallorca, 27th Jan 04
2.5 MILLION BRITISH VISITORS TO MALLORCA IN 2003
The British "love affair" with Mallorca continues !
According to annual visitor figures to Mallorca released this week by Palma Airport, Mallorca remains one of the most popular holiday destinations for the British. A total of 2.5 million British visitors came to Mallorca in 2003 representing an increase of over 7% on figures for the previous year. The total visitor figure for 2003 to Mallorca is approximately 9 million, which indicates the importance of the British market.
Throughout 2003 various low budget airlines out of the UK started to feature Palma for the first time, or increase their frequency to Palma. This has had a dramatic impact on the figures and the way in which people book their holiday reservations.
This trend continues, and this month two airlines have announced new routes into Palma:
NEW NEWCASTLE-PALMA ROUTE
Easyjet, Europe’s largest “no frills” carrier, will start operating daily flights from Newcastle to Palma from May of this year. Easyjet currently operates 79 flights weekly between the UK and Palma from London Luton, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Liverpool and Bristol. For bookings go to www.easyjet.com.
THOMSONFLY STARTS COVENTRY-PALMA ROUTE
Tui UK has announced its no-frills airline venture out of Coventry Airport serving 11 overseas destinations including Palma de Mallorca as of April 2004. All bookings can be made via the internet, go to www.thomsonfly.com. Prices start from approximately 16 euros (approximately £11.00) one way.
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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THREE KINGS - THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE! (05th Jan 12)
FESTIVE SWEETS CAN BE HEAVENLY (05th Jan 12)