News: Travelling to Spain, getting the best price for your flights
Written by Inmo Investments - 19 Feb 2016
With an early Easter weekend this year, the thoughts of many sun-seekers are turning to warmer climates after enduring a long winter. But according to data recently published by popular flight booking website Skyscanner, a staggering 86% of traveller's don´t know the best time to book their flights.
Spain, already tipped to be the first choice of holiday destination in 2016, recorded a staggering 68.1 million visitors last year. Political and civil unrest in usually popular North African destinations have encouraged more visitors to choose Spain for their holidays, drawn by its natural beauty, culture, accessibility, and fabulous weather.
Just two weeks ago, British travel trade association ABTA released a public statement advising potential travellers to book their flights and holidays early, after preliminary booking figures for January showed a 27% increase in the number of holidays being booked to Spanish destinations from the UK.
With more demand for flights to Spain, it´s more important than ever to secure the flights you want at a bargain price; whether you´re visiting for a holiday, visiting friends, or you´re lucky enough to own a property in Spain. Skyscanner crunched the numbers and analysed millions of bookings to discover just how far ahead you need to book your flights to Spain.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, flights to Alicante in Spain were at their cheapest in January, whilst the most expensive month to travel to Spain remains August. Skyscanner´s research revealed that booking your flights 5 weeks prior to the departure date offered the best economy, saving 10% over the average scheduled flight price.
Local airport San Javier in Murcia illustrated a similar picture with August the most unprofitable month to travel, and April the cheapest month to book a flight. Skyscanner revealed that holidaymaker´s and owners of Costa Blanca property need to be a little more prepared, with 8 weeks advanced booking required to secure an 11% saving.
Monica Stott, online travel correspondent from TheTravelHack.com website, gave invaluable insider booking advice, “Be flexible! When booking search the ´Whole Month´ rather than a specific date and you will find the cost of the flights for every day that month. You might be surprised how much you can save just by flying out a day earlier" she stated.
Alicante airport on the Costa Blanca saw an increase in its passenger numbers of 5.1% for 2015, and with flights to Spain looking like hot-property already this year, there´s likely to be more competition for the best flight deals. Reached in just a couple of hours, the Costa Blanca offers excellent value for sun-seekers and home owners with Costa Blanca property.
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