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Tourism chiefs fill the gap left by Monarch with new air seats 

The Canary Islands will have nearly eight million air seats that companies have scheduled for the current winter season, which runs from November 2017 to March 2018.

This was stated by the Government’s Tourism, Culture and Sports Minister, Isaac Castellano during the World Travel Market in London.

“The good news is that our market diversification strategy has borne fruit and the predictable fall of places from the UK due to the bankruptcy of Mónarch has been offset with other markets, including Spanish,” he announced.

“Last winter we had 7,722,888 foreign and Spanish seats, while for this season there are already scheduled 7,931,723 airplanes, 208,835 more than last winter, 2.7% more. “

Tourism chiefs are predicting a drop of 9.3% from the UK, that is, 225,406 places less, but from Germany they have increased 8.9 per cent with 148.153 more places and from the Peninsula, a rise of 11.4% translates into 173,780 more seats.

By markets, from the United Kingdom the forecasts of regular air capacity are 2,209,699 seats: from Germany 1,821,356 seats. In total, there are 6,234,229 air places from abroads and from the Peninsula 1,697,494, which total 7,931,723 scheduled seats.