Airlines bolster Faro flights for UK demand

in News, Tourism · 12-05-2021 12:10:00 · 4 Comments

Airlines are bolstering their flights to Portugal, particularly to the Algarve, to satisfy demand from the UK after Boris Johnson announced Portugal was on the "green" list for travel.

This saw British bookings, especially to the Algarve, skyrocket. Airlines have increased seats to Faro to respond to demand; on Sunday easyJet announced the availability of 80 thousand extra seats on flights between Portugal and the UK, in addition to the re-launch of the route between Newcastle and Faro.

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There is still a eu ban on visitors from outside the EU , and the UK is now outside the EU. Hope's for the 17th n in doubt may

By KARL BLORE from Algarve on 13-05-2021 11:27

We are desperate to come to Portugal to see our grandchildren as we haven't seen them for over a year as e are over 70 and have been shielding.So excited when Portugal put on green list but currently Portugal has not stated who can come and what tests will be required so we haven't booked flights.The test in the UK can only be carried out by government approved companies at great expense and difficulty if you don't live in a city.The situation needs to be clarified and made simple and cheaper before people will return to Portugal.SusanHollow

By Susan Hollow. from UK on 13-05-2021 02:13

I agree with Paul Clutterbuck and fear that the upcoming football event now being staged in Porto rather than
Istanbul will create a further surge of the virus prompting Johnson to place Portugal back on the red list.

By Pamela St Clare from UK on 13-05-2021 06:24

But we are still waiting for Rita Marques - Secretary of State for Tourism to announce when we will be allowed in for tourism. Its one thing BoJo announcing it but it takes two to Tango :)

By Paul Clutterbuck from UK on 12-05-2021 02:13
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