These 20 destinations offer the best protection against flight cancellations

In the week starting July 18, there were a remarkable 551 departures from UK airports to Palma de Mallorca, 411 to Malaga, 357 to Alicante, 285 to Barcelona, ​​251 to Tenerife and 233 to Ibiza. A total of 3,102 flights to Spain will leave the UK that week. Assuming that each will carry about 200 passengers, that’s about 620,000 sun-hungry heat seekers. Watch out, the Brits are coming!

To illustrate the point, imagine your EasyJet 7.20am departure from Gatwick to Mallorca on July 18 is cancelled. Given the number of flights removed from the West Sussex hub, this is not impossible. Well wipe those tears away because there are alternative flights from Gatwick at 0905, 1155, 1405 (all with EasyJet), 1510 (with BA), 1610 (EasyJet), 1705 (Wizz), 1750 (EasyJet), 2035 ( Tui) and 2155 (EasyJet), plus a host of options from other London airports. You will be drinking your weight in sangria after all.

Faro, capital of Portugal’s Algarve region, is another decent bet, with 357 planes arriving from Britain in the seven days from July 18.

Two Turkish destinations, Antalya – with 254 departures – and Dalaman – with 236 – are also in the top 20 (see table below). As for the Greek islands, Crete is the most popular, with its two main airports, Heraklion and Chania, hosting a total of 178 flights, followed by Corfu (156), Rhodes (140) and Zakynthos (88).

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