Spain’s Tourist Industry Elated at the News That British Airways Plans to Return to the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca in July

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Bar owners on the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca have welcomed the news that British Airways is planning a ‘meaningful return’ to Spain in July after warning further action will be needed to weather the coronavirus pandemic. 

IF Covid-19 cases continue to drop across Spain then the tourism sector should see the slow and gradual return of flights to Spain with British Airways the first to announce it is actively working out travel timetables for July.

By that time the future of the hospitality sector of Spain should be known as the lockdown measures will have all but vanished by then. Benidorm, in particular, should see holidaymakers by their thousands returning to bars and venues first, a recent survey revealed that the popular tourist trap was at the top of the list for holiday searches on Google.

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The Solana Hotel in Benidorm where ITV’s soap is filmed.

Owners IAG also said chief executive Willie Walsh will stay on for another four months to steer the company through the crisis, as reported earlier today by the EWN, the group posted losses of almost £1.5 billion so far this year.

IAG warned that it does not expect the level of passenger demand in 2019 to recover before 2023 and capacity for this year will be 50 per cent below pre-coronavirus levels.

Walsh delayed his retirement in March and will be succeeded by Luis Gallego in late September. The FTSE 100 firm said further restructuring would be needed as passenger demand would not return to 2019 levels for another three years at the earliest.


Last week, IAG said BA would cut 12,000 jobs, including around a quarter of its pilots.





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  1. This is giving people false hope, British Airways is not above the law and even if they were, imagine the prices they will charge for the convenience to fly! Not to mention the price of holiday insurance costs for the young and elderly. Benidorm will not be seeing any tourists this year, its done and dusted. Finished. Lets all wake up and smell the Nescafe, Benidorm will soon be called Benidoom. Sad to say it but its true, everybody knows it but you.

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