Pedro Fiol, the president of the Aviba affiliation of journey companies within the Balearics, claims that airways are charging “scandalous costs” for flights between the Balearics and the mainland.
“Will increase vary from 20 to 35%. The 75% residents low cost just isn’t noticeable due to these will increase. It is as if the 50% nonetheless utilized.” He argues that it’s excessive ticket costs which have led to a fall in Spanish tourism this summer time. And heading into the autumn, he envisages no change. “Airways don’t get right into a worth warfare, as a result of they want to optimise their flights to the utmost.”
Fiol maintains that the worth will increase will not be because of the price of gas. They’re industrial and strategic and are making the most of elevated demand for journey to all locations, whether or not for holidays, for work or for household causes. For example, he attracts consideration to the truth that all connecting flights from the islands to Madrid and onto Latin American nations are virtually full till the start of January subsequent yr.
Within the case of flights to Central and South America, Fiol factors out that residents of the islands who’re residents of nations comparable to Argentina make one journey a yr to go to their households. “This will increase the occupancy of flights from Palma to Madrid and on connecting flights. The value of flights to Latin America has elevated by 50% in contrast with final yr and in some circumstances by 100%. Return flights will be as much as 2,400 euros.”
He provides that European flights have additionally been affected, saying that there have been “report worth will increase of greater than 30%”. “A flight between Mallorca and any airport German will be 250 euros and there are some flights for the UK which can be 600 euros.”