In the minister’s opinion, “the forecasts for seats to fly to Spain in September and October allow us to think that the summer season could be extended and to face the coming months with greater confidence to continue consolidating the recovery of international tourism, which is still slow due to the mobility restrictions that still exist in important issuing markets such as the USA and Asian countries”.
Some large markets are back to almost pre-pandemic levels.
The number of arrivals from Denmark and the Netherlands, reached 96% (290,447 seats) and 93.2% (908,187 seats) of air capacity for the same period in 2019, respectively.
However the key markets such as the UK which is Spain´s largest is still way off with just 66.7% of what was operated in the same months of 2019 due to ongoing restrictions for travel to Spain.
Other key European markets are slightly better with Germany on 75% and Italy on 72% of 2019 levels.
The markets that are showing a slower recovery are the long-haul markets, whose air capacities are still 58.7% below 2019 levels with the US, India, China and Japan at a small fraction of their pre-pandemic levels.