Cheap Airfare Boost For Gran Canaria
Low cost airlines have allowed more people to fly away on holiday, and for those who already took holidays overseas changed the annual two week break to that along with some shorter breaks during the year.
And the Canary Islands have benefitted just as much as anywhere else, with more people visiting this summer, and a good number expected over the winter months due to her well known good climate while much of Europe is shivering.
Recently revealed figures show that nearly half of those people flying to Gran Canaria for their holidays chose a low cost airline, and it was over half on some of the neighbouring islands.
Tenerife for example, received six out of ten tourists embarking on their Tenerife holidays via a low cost airline – and it wasn’t dissimilar for those taking Lanzarote flights.
Of the three most popular holiday islands in the Canaries, Gran Canaria received least tourists via the low cost carriers, but it was still nearly half of the total number of passengers who flights to Gran Canaria in the first six months of the year.
Lower airfares have helped people who might not have otherwise been able to afford a holiday during the recent economic downturn, or had been worried about the costs while unemployment was rising, and without the cheap flights from the budget airlines the number of people taking Gran Canaria holidays over the last two years could have fallen a lot more than it did.
This winter some low fares are available for those wanting to take a holiday in Gran Canaria – the island is renowned for its winter climate and northern Europeans escape their winter for a week or two to enjoy the Gran Canaria weather.
Return ticket prices on easyjet for mid November for example can be had for as little as GBP 65 return – with flights both ways at good times, not the early hours of the morning.
Even at Christmas – in the past the time when airlines were likely to charge the earth because they knew people would pay – a return flight departing December 22 from the UK is under GBP 250. It allows far more people the option of spending Christmas in the sun should they want to.
Located off the coast of Africa and the third largest island in the Canary Islands chain, Gran Canaria is not far from Tenerife. Though it is the third largest of the islands, it’s the most populated. But don’t let that discourage you from choosing it as your holiday getaway. When you look at a map of Gran Canaria of the 230 kilometers of coastline, over 60 consist of exquisite beaches.
If you’re visiting you’ll find it’s a treasure trove of mountains, sand dunes and ancient monoliths. The terrain is diverse and offers opportunities for sightseeing by car, bicycle and foot. It’s often called a ‘mini-continent’ because of its diverse climatology. The climate varies so much from area to area that the island seems much larger than it actually is.
And look out for the great deals being offered for flights, it means you can have more money to spend during your holiday!
Gran Canaria flights information is online at yourgrancanaria.net with quotes for airfares.
For accommodation and hotels there are reviews of the top ones through to cheap Gran Canaria hotels
Just two of the resources available on offer for those considering holidays in Gran Canaria this year and next.
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