Thursday, December 4, 2008

Airline reports bookings are up 43 percent to Spain

Monarch Airlines, which flies to holiday destinations such as Spain has announced a rise in the number of bookings for summer 2009, according to reports.

The news from the no-frills airline Monarch Airlines has stated that bookings for summer 2009 are up by 43 per cent. Liz Savage, managing director of Monarch's scheduled services, commented: "We have been overwhelmed by how well it has been received with flights almost fully booked and people are taking advantage of low prices and organising their holidays earlier than usual."

Earlier, a Research by the carrier showed that during 2007, 69 per cent of passengers transported abroad by Monarch Airlines are overseas property owners and they owned a residence in countries such as Spain and Cyprus. Monarch has also released details of an online poll that showed that 17 per cent of people flying overseas wanted to own a foreign property at some later date.

Mr.Louise Hall, business director of has said that the expansion of low-cost airlines in Spain has had a positive effect on the nation's property market and tourists now have frequent access to new parts of Spain and many have bought properties there.

Meanwhile, according to the institute of international tourism in Spain (FRONTUR), tourism has increased by three per cent since 2007 and 41.5 million visitors have flocked to the country till August 2008.