Lufthansa is responding to an increase in bookings for the Easter travel season, by “almost” doubling the number of flights over the period.

The carrier said there had been an 80 per cent increase in flights to Mallorca over the last two weeks, with the lifting of travel restrictions to the destination by the Federal Government of Germany expected to “further strengthen this trend”.

The airline will offer around 1,200 European flights over the next two months, with around 200 per cent more connections from Munich compared to current frequencies, and an additional 50 per cent from Frankfurt.

Lufthansa said that Spanish destinations are “particularly in demand”, with capacity from Munich to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura being doubled, and a 50 per cent increase in capacity on the same routes from Frankfurt.

Flights to Mallorca will increase significantly, with eleven weekly connections from Munich (compared to the current two), and 20 weekly connections from Frankfurt (compared to the current six).

Lufthansa Group subsidiary recently announced plans to launch flights from both Birmingham and Manchester to Mallorca from the end of May.

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Lufthansa also highlighted routes from Frankfurt to Cancun and San Jose (Costa Rica) as being in demand, with daily services to the Mexican destination, and five time weekly flights to the Costa Rican capital.

Last month Lufthansa outlined plans to offer “the most extensive range of vacation destinations in years” this summer, with an increase in destinations from both Frankfurt and Munich.