TUI prepares to preserve flights to Canary Islands

  • Quote:’ Thousands of companies and freelancers are heading for closure. Countless Canarians are doomed to suffer more hardship and precariousness– that has only simply begun– the worst is yet to come’.

By Andrew Atkinson

Germany’s suggestion not to travel to the Canary Islands, which might be cancelled at the end of this week (w/c October 19)– if the Canary Islands keep their infection rate down– has actually seen TUI flight tenancy listed below 20%.

Regardless of the Germans ‘desire and demand’ to travel to the Canary Islands and have connection, the run the risk of effort of TUI, which resumed operations on October 3 with the islands, in defiance of the German federal government, tourists continue to be prevented.

2 weeks after TUI went back to operating between Germany and the Canary Islands, the flights continue with really low occupancies– listed below 20%.

TUI prepares to keep the flights, hoping in the coming week the German Government may raise the constraints on the Canary Islands, whose epidemiological data are within the ratios that the German Robert Koch Institute, considered ideal for not being thought about a threat location.

Germany raises travel restrictions on nations or regions with a level of infection, lower than 50 per 100,000 residents in 7 days.


On October 16, the European Centre for Illness Avoidance and Control (ECDC) released the first European map of Covid-19 and the Canary Islands appeared in red, based on information from previous days.

In the next upgrade, if the favourable evolution continues, it is expected that the islands will appear in orange– and that Germany will get rid of the Canary Islands from its black list.


If so, German passengers who go back to their country will be excused from the quarantine– that stops most tourists from travelling.


Sources indicate that it is expected that there will also be news, relating to the tourist corridors that the Government of Spain is negotiating with different locations, such as the United Kingdom.

The Minister of Tourist, Reyes Maroto, acknowledged that Spain had shown up late to the settlements, and the Associations of Business people demanded that ‘not one more minute’ be lost and that they act now.


The president of the Canarian Getaway Rental Association (Ascav) and the Canary Islands Tourism Circle, Doris Borrego, in an open letter sent to the minister, reproaches her for the reality that from Madrid ‘nothing has been done for the tourist of the islands’.


” Countless companies and freelancers are heading for closure. Thousands of Canarians are doomed to suffer more hardship and precariousness– that has only simply started– the worst is yet to come.

” The worst thing is that you from the Federal government understand it,” he stated.

Borrego welcomed Maroto to check out the traveler areas of the totally ‘desert’ islands and asks her to take action: “The islands will not withstand this situation for more than a couple of weeks,” he stated.

The winter season tourist season begins on the Canary Islands in November.

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