Travel company TUI has confirmed that flights to Mallorca will resume from October 15th.
As a result of a growth in COVID-19 cases in August, the German company were forced to cancel all flights and holidays to Spain.
The decision came following travel restrictions in the UK advising against travel except in essential circumstances as well as the number of Covid cases. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office imposed these restrictions.
The German Government also advised against travelling which meant that the largest market of TUI’s business could not fly overseas.
On Thursday, October 8th, it was announced that flights and holidays to the Canary Islands and Mallorca would resume following a significant decline in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks.
Eurowings and Lufthansa planes will accommodate tourists on flights in the coming weeks as TUIFly planes are to remain grounded until the end of 2020.
Tourists hoping to visit the Balearic isle will be offered to stay in resorts in Playa de Palma, Cala d’Or and Alcudia. The Ministry of Tourism on the isle had been working alongside TUI to get flights back up and running.
Customers who had already planned to fly between the 15th and the 31st of October will be given priority, it has been confirmed.
The Balearic Ministry of Tourism has welcomed the decision to resume flights as four municipalities in the region are yet to register any cases of the virus since it’s outbreak earlier this year. These areas in Mallorca include Petra, Estellencs, Escorca and Folnalutx.