The vacation bookings even rose by more than 600 percent, as the company announced.
The UK-based airline said that the most popular travel destinations were trips from the UK to beach destinations such as Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal and Crete in Greece. Most of all, the vacationers wanted to travel in August.
The world’s largest tour operator TUI also saw a booking increase of 500 percent overnight. TUI boss Fritz Joussen recently predicted a travel boom in the summer.
Uncertainty about the end of the travel ban persists
The ban on most international travel will remain in place until May 17.
Meanwhile, the British vaccination plan is progressing rapidly: around a quarter of the population have already received their first dose of the vaccination. This gives airlines and travel companies hope that the UK will lift vacation bans and quarantine restrictions and allow travel from mid-May.
Foreign governments must also agree that British vacationers can travel without quarantine. For example, France and Spain are currently closing their borders to the British due to new variants of the coronavirus.
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