22.05.2024 | 03:54

How much are Ryanair and Jet2.com’s air capacity to Spain growing?

8 May, 2024

The latest figures from Turespaña indicate that the UK is the country that sent the most international air passengers in 2023, with over 21 million, 15% up on 2022, and 17.3 million of these passengers travelled on low cost airlines. The outlook for this summer suggests that the trend will continue, judging by the routes scheduled by two of the main low-cost airlines: Ryanair and Jet2.com.

The Irish airline is gaining in connections and the British airline is not far behind, with a 10% increase in the number of seats on offer compared to the previous year. Alicante, the islands and Malaga, the star destinations. As Michael O’Leary announced at the beginning of the year, the Irish airline plans to invest €5,000 million in Spain over the next seven years. It is expected to reach 59 million passengers to Spain this year.

As regards flights from the UK to Spain, Ryanair offers a total of 171 direct connections this season. As for Jet2.com, it will offer 10% more seats by adding 360,000 airline seats to Spain this summer: around 4 million.