Scandinavians choose us in winter!
Flight connections are one of the main indicators for destinations that drive large-scale international travel. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported that a total of 1,235 million international trips were made worldwide in 2016.
In the MICE segment travel time, direct connections and relatively short distances are crucial elements when making events and congresses. In recent years, airlines have opted to connect Scandinavia with Spain, since large companies increased the routes and the impact of the low cost airlines have positioned the country as one of the most demanded destinations in the world.
Thanks to the popularity of Spain, it is expected that air connections remain constant throughout the year, but surprisingly these have increased especially in winter. We consider it an amazing fact, because although the weather is pleasant in almost all seasons, we know that many people prefer to enjoy the destination in summer.
During the winter season 2017/18, the main cities of the Scandinavian countries that carry out routes with Spain are: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm. The destinations in Spain with more flight connections from Scandinavia are: Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Mallorca.
The following link shows the weekly flights between Scandinavia and Spain divided by days, in winter of 2017/18.
We would like to comment on the most important aspects that we have been able to perceive regarding the summer season:
- In summer 2017, Barcelona received 35 weekly arrivals from Copenhagen with Norwegian, Vueling and SAS. This winter there are a total of 53 weekly flights with the same airlines, so this growth has been very significant. The only company that has maintained the same flightsas in summer has been SAS.
- In the summer season 2017, Madrid had 10 weekly flights from Helsinki. This winter there will be a significant increase, since now the capital has 17 weekly flights from the Finnish city.
- Alicante, which is positioning itself more and more as MICE destination, received 15 weekly flights last summer from Stockholm. In this winter season the city will receive 24 weekly flights.
- Malaga, which in the summer of 2017 received 18 flights from Oslo, will now receive 30 weekly flights.
If we add the winter air connections of Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm with the 5 Spanish cities, we obtain a total of 534 weekly flights. When comparing this figure with the summer of 2017, which is 367, we can confirm the growth of interest towards Spain. The most requested cities are Barcelona with 148, Malaga with 147 and Alicante with 104 weekly flights respectively.