Lufthansa Wants to Benefit From British Progress in Vaccinations
The German airline company Lufthansa wants to take advantage of the British plans to come out of the lockdown.
Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings is starting to offer flights between the United Kingdom and the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca for the first time. This happens when the progress of the vaccinations in Germany falter.
Eurowings will initially fly holidaymakers from Birmingham and Manchester to and from the Spanish island twice a week from the end of May, the airline said. It is the first time that Eurowings flies to the United Kingdom from its base in Mallorca. Further expansion will be explored in the coming weeks.
The United Kingdom seems to come out of the European countries’ lockdown earlier than Germany due to the rapid roll-out of vaccinations. Britain administered about 33 vaccines per 100 people, compared to just 8 per 100 for Germany.
According to the airline itself, there is also a huge demand for flights to Mallorca. Eurowings says tourist bookings by British to holiday destinations in Southern Europe have increased by 600 percent since Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement to end the lockdown.