The recent collapse of Thomas Cook has sent shock waves throughout the tourism industry and, with many jobs and positions at risk, representatives across the board are looking to find ways to combat the negative impact of the collapse. Enaire, the public company that manages air navigation in Spain, has announced a move that could see cheaper travel in Spain – welcome not only for Murcia but for much of Spain.
Enaire will be reducing the tariffs that airlines are charged to land at airports managed by Aena. The announcement comes off the back of the Thomas Cook collapse as many regions of Spain such as the Canaries, Balearics, Andalucía and other top tourist destinations are expected to be hit by the loss of travellers who would have booked with the company.
While Murcia isn’t predicted to be as hard hit by the collapse as other regions could be, the reduction of airline tariffs will be a welcome and unexpected benefit for travellers to the region. As fuel costs remain high and with the economy as it is, the reduction of airline tariffs is seen as a move towards ensuring some continuity in the tourism sector. The expectation is that there will be a positive knock-on effect of travel to Murcia being cheaper. Murcia is still recovering from the devastating effect of the recent Gota Fria storm and any efforts to make flying into the region an attractive prospect are highly welcome by all.