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Market Recovery Update: 17 August – 30 August 2020

You are reading the fifth edition of the Travel Market Recovery Update from Kiwi.com. It includes the top five destinations for the Czech Republic, Spain, and Slovakia, together with the top five European routes between 17 and 30 August 2020. The update also includes a comparison between long and short-haul flight bookings and trends for virtually interlined flights versus direct.

  • As European children return to school and the peak summer vacation period comes to an end we have seen a drop in bookings of 8% in the period 17 – 30 August when comparing the previous two weeks.  Greece lost its first place as a top destination to Portugal, with the top three European routes being: London – Faro, Lisbon – London, and London – Lisbon. This was likely driven by the lifting of the 14 day quarantine requirement for UK travelers returning from Portugal.
     
  • Top 5 destinations for the Czech Republic (excluding domestic travel):
    • Italy
    • The United Kingdom
    • Spain
    • Greece
    • Ukraine
  • Top 5 destinations for Spain (excluding domestic travel):
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • The United Kingdom
    • Poland
  • Top 5 destinations for Slovakia (excluding domestic travel):
    • The United Kingdom
    • The Czech Republic
    • Bulgaria
    • Greece
    • Denmark
  • Top 5 European routes (excluding domestic travel):
    • London – Faro
    • Lisbon – London
    • London – Lisbon
    • Milan – London
    • Vienna – Cologne
  • Long-haul bookings remain low with short and medium-haul flights continuing to be the most booked:

Long-haul bookings remain low with short and medium-haul flights continuing to be the most booked

source: Data of Kiwi.com

  • Virtually-interlined flights versus direct flights booked via Kiwi.com for 17 August – 30 August 2020:

Virtually-interlined flights versus direct flights booked via Kiwi.com for 17 August – 30 August 2020

Virtually interlined bookings are still more popular than direct bookings, source: Data of Kiwi.com

  • Third-party payment platform market recovery data across travel industry clients:
Third-party payment platform market recovery data across travel industry clients
Even after a drop of 8%, Kiwi.com still leads among third party payment platform data for travel clients. source: Data of Kiwi.com

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About Kiwi.com 

Kiwi.com was founded in 2012 by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi. The travel tech company was created for travelers by travelers. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers, including many that do not normally cooperate. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs 2,000 people worldwide.

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