Is there unused hotel capacity during peak time in the Canaries to accommodate significantly more people flying in on lots of new air routes, compared to 2019 ?
The Canaries are an all-year destination. In red are the number of overnight stays in 2019:
In comparison: In Mallorca and Menorca it's much more seasonal:
Regarding Wizz Air: The first XLRs come 2023. The Canaries and all of the mentioned destinations aren't bases yet. Wizz needs either to create a base on the Canaries or at the destinations. St. Petersburg is a base and could see flights.
The occupancy rate on the Canaries in 2019 was around 80%. Some additional 2-weekly 239-seat XLR flights may not have a big impact on the occupancy rate.https://es.christie.com/christieMediaLi ... ions_1.pdf
Would the XLR reach the Canaries, or even east coast Spain, from their AUH hub?
Wizz said they want to fly with the XLR up to 8 hours. That equals 3250 nautical miles. LPA-AUH is 3730nmi. The route will be longer because the Lybian airspace must be avoided:
So unless Wizz changes its mind and a fully loaded 239seat XLR can fly longer, it's a no
For the Spanish mainland it's a yes:
I can imagine Wizz XLR flights from AUH to Madrid and Barcelona, possibly to PMI.