EasyJet transfers Spanish flights from UK to Germany
Britain’s largest low cost airline transfers capacity for Spanish flights from the UK to Germany.
In response to the continuing severe restrictions on international travel from the UK, easyJet has shifted its flights to mainland Europe. Some planes that were to connect British airports to Palma in Mallorca have been transferred to Berlin.
An easyJet spokesperson said: “We are seeing European governments gradually opening up by using frameworks in place that allow travel and for the most part unrestricted.
“This easing and removal of restrictions has triggered a positive booking momentum across Europe, with the majority of our bookings showing a strong shift to Europe – whereas in normal times it would be a 50-50 split with the UK.
“We are fortunate to be able to redirect flights on our European network, for example, we have moved capacity from the UK to Palma to Berlin-Palma.
“Over the past week, we added 150,000 additional seats to our intra-European network.
“Europe is demonstrating that a safe reopening of travel is possible and we therefore continue to urge the UK government to do so urgently so that our customers in the UK can reunite with their loved ones or travel for a well-deserved break. “
An expected easing of travel restrictions to and from the UK on June 3 instead saw stricter rules, with Portugal moving from the ‘green list’ to the ‘orange list’ – requiring 10 days of driving. – isolation and several PCR tests.
Announcing the tightening of restrictions, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said: “The public has always known travel will be different this year and we must continue to take a cautious approach to reopen international travel in a way that protects. public health and vaccine deployment. . “
All other European nations except Gibraltar and Iceland are also on the Amber List.
European airlines are deploying larger planes on holiday routes. German demand for Mallorca is so strong that Lufthansa is deploying Boeing 747 Jumbo from Frankfurt and wide-body Airbus A350 from Munich to Palma.
LOT Polish Airlines sends Boeing 787 wide-body aircraft from Warsaw to the Greek Islands.