Airlines scramble to put on extra flights to Faro

in News · 24-08-2020 13:34:00 · 6 Comments

According to the travel trade this morning (Saturday), airlines are scheduling flights to Faro as fast as they can make flights available.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are poised to increase Faro flight capacity following huge demand for its soon-to-relaunch Algarve programme in the hours following the government’s decision to finally lift restrictions on travel to Portugal. Tui has confirmed it will restart flights from the UK to Portugal later this month. Easy Jet has announced increased flight capacity. Ryanair is already selling flights to Faro from £16.80 from London Stansted and £34.64 from Liverpool. According to Sky Scanner demand for tickets to Portugal have increased by over 2,000% in the last 24 hours.


Comments:

Visited early August for 2 weeks. Beach empty, pool half capacity and all beds cleaned every 4 hours. Restaurants and bars spotless and everyone wearing masks. So glad we didn’t cancel and came when it was so quiet. EasyJet flight home not even a third full. Perfect relaxing holiday, quarantine was worth it.

By Georgina from UK on 26-08-2020 09:44

This is the Algarve in August, business has been as is near-normal -everywhere packed, what did you expect!

By Annie from Algarve on 25-08-2020 11:24

Came through Faro Airport on Sunday. Pile up at bottom of escalator heading for passport control was alarming. No attempt at ensuring social distancing. Faro Airport must do better to ensure people's safety. My flight from Cork had 21 people on board but full flights from the UK should have been controlled better at the top of the escalator. Not looking forward to the airport on my return trip home.

By John Kenneally from Other on 25-08-2020 09:22

C'est con on était si tranquille sans eux et leurs ivrognes...

By Michel Schuermans from Algarve on 25-08-2020 08:54

I booked a flight with easyjet from bristol to faro on 31st aug. £90 return. Very cheap

By Sue Begam from UK on 25-08-2020 05:08

Demand for tickets increased by 2,000 % ??!!! Surely not. Just an increase in the number of logins on the Sky Scanner website, to check the outrageously expensive airfares?

By Annie from Algarve on 24-08-2020 03:05
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