Planned seats on international flights for October are close to 10.5 million, almost a million more than a year ago

Oct 2, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

According to data released by Turespaña, compared to the same month in 2022, when 9.6 million were offered, the year-on-year increase is 9.8%. With respect to the last pre-pandemic September, that of 2019, the data are significantly higher (393,552 more), since in October of that year the number of seats planned was 10.1 million.

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Planned seats on international flights for October are close to 10.5 million

For the acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Héctor Gómez, “these data show that, in addition to the consolidation of European markets, there is also the good performance of distant markets, such as Mexico and the USA. We must continue to guarantee air connectivity and the projection of Spain as a sustainable, diversified and quality destination”.

In October, Poland (47.4% more seats than in October 2022), the Czech Republic (26.6% more than a year ago) and Portugal (21.2% year-on-year growth) performed well. Also noteworthy is the year-over-year growth in planned seats on flights from Mexico this October, up 20.5%.

“The projection is that this last quarter of the year will round off an extraordinary year for tourism in our country, which everything indicates that it will continue in 2024,” said the Tourism Minister.

In terms of the percentage of seats on scheduled flights by country, the United Kingdom leads the way with 22.7% of the total number of seats booked for this month, followed by Germany with 14.9% and Italy with 8.9% (see table). Between them, these three countries account for almost half of the seats booked.