Where will the British fly to this summer? The most exciting new flight routes for 2021
In a typical year, a good number of intriguing new air routes are launched around the world in response to changing travel appetites. Last year, Covid-19 took a heavy blow in the industry, and thousands of planes remain stranded to this day. International tourist arrivals fell 83% in the first quarter of 2021, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, as widespread restrictions remain in place.
However, there are early signs of recovery and even new beginnings. With a brand new low cost carrier operating from the UK to Iceland on the green list, German Eurowings entering the UK market for the first time with services to Mallorca and Virgin Atlantic expanding its offer in the Caribbean – here are the most promising new roads for 2021.
Who: TO PLAY
When: June 24
Why go: Identifiers of the green list
No doubt this is a courageous time to launch a new airline, but come on in ‘TO PLAY’, a low-cost, bright red Icelandic carrier that debuted in May. PLAY, with a fleet of Airbus A321neo, offers tickets from London Stansted at Reykjavík, from £ 30 one way; with the maiden flight scheduled for June 24. Iceland, which has grown in popularity as a tourist destination over the past decade, happens to be one of the few countries currently on the UK’s ‘green list’, which means no quarantine requirements at all. his return – reason enough for many seeking an easy escape this summer. Other carriers already in operation with routes from the UK include Icelandair, Wizz Air and easyJet. The Americans are also on the way, with Delta having already launched a new direct route from Boston Daily.
Who: Eurowings, TUI, Ryanair
Why go: Green ambitions
Spain, Britain’s favorite holiday destination, remains on the UK’s orange list for now, but there have been rumors its Balearic and Canary Islands are given the green light before the mainland. . There is already a particularly strong demand for Mallorca, notwithstanding the orange status, and in response Eurowings, a subsidiary of German Lufthansa, enters the UK market for the first time with direct flights to Palma of London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Fares start at £ 126.99 one-way from June, then £ 56.99 one-way in August. UIS is also preparing to relaunch flights and vacation packages to Palma of Teesside Airport in the north of England for the first time since it ceased operations in 2013, with Ryanair, which will also fly twice a week from the hub this summer.