Yesterday at 09:25 departed the first flight covering the route Hondarribia (San Sebastián) – London. This flight will be operated by Air Nostrum until 1 September, with a frequency of twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday). Regional Basque government respresentatives highlighted the importance of this new connection for Gipuzkoa and the Basque citizens in general, as it will be a tool for attracting visitors.
London is presented as “strategic point to attract visitors to San Sebastian – the European Capital of Culture” according to the Ortzibia (Hondarribia-San Sebastián Airport Promoter Company). As data available so far, 65% of ticket sales comes from outside the state. Of that percentage, 53% from Britain and 12% in other countries such as Uruguay, USA and Australia.