sexta-feira, 11 de abril de 2014

Portugal Car Hire Busy Summer Expected

Following the trend observed in recent months, it is expected a significant increase in tourists in the Algarve this year.

Travellers to Portugal this Summer will have to be very organised in booking their holiday essentials following the news that the country is expecting a bumper year for tourism.
Some plans for a stress free holiday to the Algarve this year include reserving car hire in advance to ensure availability of car hire in Faro.

Figures recently released showed that UK arrivals to Portugal last year were up by 8.6% with an even more dramatic increase expected for this summer.

Already accommodation prices have been lifted because of the demand and they're expected to rise further as the busy summer season approaches.
The same applies for Portugal Car Hire and Faro airport Car Hire: It is expected by all rent a car companies an increase of demand as Summer aproaches and seriously foreseen a shortage of rental cars all over the Algarve.

Demand for holiday essentials such as hire cars this summer is likely to increase because of the many new flights to and from the country's four major international airports announced by international carriers.

Amongst scheduled operators, British Airways and TAP have new flights whilst budget operators, easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and Flybe have expanded their schedule and Monarch and Thomson have added extra charter seats.

Portugal is traditionally one of the biggest markets for Summer and this year will see it grow further. Prices for car hire booked in advance is still very cheap but as the busy season approaches and demand increases bookings made closer to the season will mean higher prices.
Last year many tourists to Algarve that have made their car hire reservations too late faced the increase of car hire prices and even many of them didn't even had the luck of having a car for their driving journeys in the Algarve.

So, if you're considering a holiday to the Algarve or elsewhere in Portugal this summer, it's time to get your plans underway today, don't delay your car hire bookings to gurantee availability and ensure a stress free holiday in the Algarve.

segunda-feira, 7 de abril de 2014

British Airways returns to Faro

UK flag-carrier British Airways has re-launched a direct flight between London Heathrow and the Algarve more than ten years after it first suspended the service to Faro.

British Airways at Faro airportBritish Airways suspended its flights to Faro back in October 2007 after more than 40 years of flying to the region, following the termination of its GB Airways franchise which was bought by easyJet in a multi-billion euro deal.

After more than a decade’s absence, a British Airways Airbus A320 from Heathrow landed at Faro Airport on Saturday (30 March), with a welcome party being organised to celebrate the return of the important route.
Passengers on the flight were welcomed to the Algarve with regional almond cakes and personalised gifts, and the aircraft also received the obligatory flight baptism.

It was further revealed that this summer, British Airways will re-introduce its twice-daily flights to London-Gatwick after two years of single daily flights, as well as re-opening its London City-Faro route for July and August.
Altogether, along with the new Heathrow-Faro route, the airport said the new developments are “highly representative of the attractiveness of the Algarve market and region to the British market and the flag carrier.”

The boosted connection between Faro and London will also facilitate connecting flights for those flying from the Algarve to long-haul destinations on the British flag-carrier.

The Heathrow route will take the form of two return flights per week, on Saturdays and Sundays, with the departure time from the UK being at 4.15pm and the return flight from Faro scheduled for 7.45pm.
The flights have a duration of two hours and 30 minutes.
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