Heading to Mallorca,


German airline Lufthansa is set to repeat its widebody flights to Mallorca next month. On April 9th, two giant aircraft a Boeing 747-8 and an Airbus A350-900 will complete the short flight from Germany to the island. coinciding with the start of the Easter school holidays in Germany.

The two aircraft will carrier hundreds of passengers and it will herald the start of the holiday season on the island. The Airbus A350 can carry up to 350 passsengers while the Boeing 747-8 can carry 467 passengers.

Airlines expect traffic at Spanish airports this summer to be slightly above pre-pandemic levels although the war in Ukraine and more expensive jet fuel could affect the recovery, Spanish airport operator Aena said on Wednesday.

Carriers have booked capacity for 216 million passengers during the summer, 1.6% more than during summer 2019 before the pandemic hit, Aena said in a statement on its website.

A company source said last month passengers numbers could hit 220 million during the summer.

The pandemic devastated Spain’s crucial air industry, with tourism accounting for about 12% of the country’s economy before the pandemic.

“General data for the 2022 summer is positive, but the degree of uncertainty is still high due to factors such as the pandemic evolution, the conflict in Ukraine and fuel price increase,” Aena said.

About 1% of the booked traffic is on flights connecting Spain with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.