By Francisco Cortez
Palma.—Low cost airlines have been given a massive boost by British tourists this year.
A report published yesterday revealed that the majority of passengers that chose to travel to and from Spain up until May did so with low cost airlines.
Up until last month a total of 1,085,335 passengers arrived in the Balearics on board “low cost” airlines, an increase of 6.3 percent compared with figures from the same period the previous year.
Overall figures in Spain also increased significantly, with 10.9 million passengers choosing to travel to Spain with a low cost carrier, an increase of 10.4 percent in comparison to 2013.
The British continue to dominate the low cost market.
36.6 percent of passengers using low cost airlines (over four million) have been British so far this year British, an increase of 7.8 percent in comparison to 2013.