Bmibaby boom

Budget airline Bmibaby has reported a peak in bookings to Portugal.

Statistics from the airline have revealed that large numbers of people searched their website in February this year and 1.3 million users searched Google for the terms Algarve, Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona.

Managing director of Bmibaby, Crawford Rix said: “With the current economic downturn consumers want to make sure their annual summer holiday guarantees them some sunshine, this has translated into bookings for sunshine destinations such as the Algarve.”