Let the vacations begin — with proper social-distancing, including blocked middle seats on planes — of course.
Travel group TUI is planning to resume flights to main holiday destinations in Europe by the end of June, its chief executive told a German newspaper.
“We are planning to start flying again from end June, in time for summer vacation,” Fritz Joussen told Rheinische Post. He said the Spanish island of Mallorca, a favourite destination for German travellers, would be likely to be the first destination.
“We want to resume flight traffic to Mallorca from mid-to-end June. Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria are also well-prepared,” Joussen told the paper.
Earlier this month, TUI, the world’s largest tourism group, said it would cut 8,000 jobs and look to shed 30% of its costs as it gears up for a July restart to European tourism.
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz. Editing by Jane Merriman)
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Photo credit: Mallorca as seen September 23, 2011. TUI wants to relaunch flights to European destinations at the end of June 2020. Kim / Flickr.com