Tui’s first flight back to the Balearics on Saturday 11 July were all almost full, the operator has confirmed.
Tui resumed flights from Gatwick and Manchester to Ibiza and Majorca, and from Birmingham to Majorca.
Gatwick to Ibiza was 95% full with 179 passengers; Gatwick to Majorca was 99% full with 297 passengers; Manchester to Majorca 95% full with 180 passengers; Manchester to Ibiza was full, with 346 passengers; and Birmingham to Majorca was 85% full with 161 passengers.
“The early flights through July are really well sold,” said Andrew Flintham, Tui UK and Ireland managing director, speaking to TTG in Ibiza.
“We’ve got a benefit of having other markets [such as Germany] that were flying earlier, and what they saw was a very late booking pattern.
“There is potentially a change in peoples’ behaviour because of the uncertainty and not wanting to book something that might not go ahead.
“We’ve got some available holidays in August.
“I think we’ll see later booking and also in other markets we have seen a two or three-week build up after the green light was given.
“They saw a ramp up which hopefully we’ll also see in our market.”