FLIGHTS this winter have plummeted in price after months of reduced travel – meaning bargains to Spain are available for under £50.

Bodrum, Gran Canaria and Crete flights this October have dropped by 80 per cent compared to last year.

Flights to Europe have plummeted by 80 per cent this winter

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Flights to Europe have plummeted by 80 per cent this winterCredit: Alamy

According to Skyscanner, a trip to the Greek island on average is £230 – yet is now available for prices as low as £47.

Flights have dropped massively in price to Spain as well this October.

Gran Canaria average flight costs have dropped by 81 per cent from £224 to £42, while Bodrum’s £264 average flight price is now £79.

WIth average temperatures of 20C, a trip abroad in October may be on the cards for Brits who are still reluctant to travel this summer.

Despite many countries opening their borders and ending the travel ban, including Spain and Greece, travel uncertainty means tourists are still staying away.

Crete and Gran Canaria are some of the cheapest deals in October

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Crete and Gran Canaria are some of the cheapest deals in OctoberCredit: Alamy

Regional lockdowns are also putting pause to holidays, with Spain and Italy being forced to bring restrictions back.

However, with bargains on offer, it might be enough to tempt UK travellers.

TUI is offering £300 off holidays next month, while Jet2 fares in August to Europe start from just £30.

Greek hotels have slashed prices to just £11 a night while package holidays to the Med are now as low as £99pp.

Flights to Europe are now so low, holidays abroad are now cheaper than a trip in the UK.

Average prices have fallen from £200+ to under £50 return

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Average prices have fallen from £200+ to under £50 returnCredit: Alamy

Train prices to Cornwall are double the cost of flights to Europe.

A train from London to Truro will set you back around £121.30 for a day return, making a UK holiday not as much of a bargain as previously thought.

Paul Charles, of travel consultancy the PC Agency, told the Mirror that airlines are having to “pump the market” to try and encourage people to fly again.

He added: “I have never seen prices this low in the peak season in all my experience.”

TravelSupermarket’s Emma Coulthurst said that prices this low to Europe haven’t been seen in more than 20 years, telling Sun Online Travel: “These are the sort of prices which you sometimes were lucky enough to get last minute at the start of the season in May in the early 90s – you’d go into a travel agent and ask what they had for later that day or the next day.

“The uncertainty over when we would be able to holiday again has meant that many Brits who would normally book a summer holiday a few months before didn’t.

“It means that tour operators and travel agents have lots of unsold holidays from the UK to the Med. 

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