Air traffic controllers share stunning images of planes en route to the Canaries
As we all know, tourism is the main economic engine of the Canary Islands, particularly highlighted during the pandemic, but despite this, the image shared yesterday by air traffic controllers is still surprising as it shows dozens and dozens of planes to Tenerife and Gran Canaria on a Saturday in February.
At 10.50 a.m. yesterday morning, the airspace was filled with planes from different European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, and it is a sure sign that the tourism sector is starting to recover after two years of pandemic.
As you’d expect, not all planes are full yet, due to the time of year and restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from the UK, but it’s always a positive sign that airlines airlines operate and have confidence in the islands, when from March 15and 2020 a commercial flight landing in the Canary Islands was a rare event!
In fact, air traffic controllers weren’t the only ones noticing the crowds, as Flightradar24 also tweeted, saying “a busy day of flights to and from the Canary Islands”.