The «success» of the flights between Palma and New York increases the interest of airlines and administrations to expand to new cities - Miami, a favorite destination due to high purchasing power.
The flight between Palma & New York is having a much better impact than expected for the city, it has even exceed the expectations of those who negotiated it. The main data of this connection is that since June of this year, all the planes that have covered this route – there are 3 available per week – do so with the flight completely full. In addition, the prevision is that until the end of this month all seats will be sold and assigned.
The mayor of Palma, José Hila, stated on Onda Cero that the Company United Airlines is «very happy» with the results of this flightand that it has been a «success», for both the Company and the city. This opens the possibility that they will become more frequent and for more months.
The three administrations –The Town Hall, The Consell of Mallorca & The Government- look very favourablyat opening the possibility of expanding destinations, especially on the east Coast, and for this reason meetings have been held in recent months to explore these possibilities. So far, they have not negotiated specific destinations because it largely depends on the interest of the Airlines and their ability to offer good connections. The intention is of course, that the Palma-New York flight serves as a precedent of what is to come.
Since May, the airlines are already studying direct routes to cities like Miami or Los Angeles –the latter to a lesser degree due to its remoteness- and this summer’s numbers have been «very convincing», as sources in the sector assure. These destinations would attract, as they defend tourists with a high purchasing power.
Excerpt from the news published in Diario de Mallorca, Thursday the fifteenth of September 2022.
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