The first two months of 2015 appear to indicate promising figures for Spanish tourism, with a marked increase of 9.2% more Britons travelling to Spain on low-cost airlines in January and February. This follows an almost constant increase in the number of foreigners visiting Spain last year.
The latest figures released by Spain’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism show 3.3million passengers coming and going from Spain on low-cost flights in the first two months of 2015, up 14.4% on the same period in 2014.
Almost 45% of all international passengers entering and leaving Spain came and went on low-cost airlines by the end of February, an increase of 3% year-on-year. The UK represents about one third of this low-cost travel, followed by Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Traditional airlines also fared well over the same period, experiencing a 1.7% increase in passengers year-on-year to 4.1million.
Ryanair, EasyJet and Spanish carrier Vueling accounted for 67% of all low-cost flights in and out of Spain in February alone. Ryanair is the most-used low-cost company of the ‘Big 3’, with a market share of 16% of travellers.