23.05.2024 | 14:11

Spanish airports will receive more passengers than in 2019

20 April, 2022

Airlines have programmed 215.6 million seats for the summer season at the airports within the AENA network, which means an increase of 1.6% with respect to the final programming at the end of the summer season in 2019, before the pandemic broke out.

These figures are the result of the last adjustments made by the airlines, something habitual during the weeks before the season starts. These data do not include the flights programmed with Ukraine and Russia, which would be around 1% of the programmed seats.

In terms of flights, this equates to just over 1.2 million of commercial flights, a 1.3% decrease with respect to the summer season in 2019. However, the results are much better than the ones obtained during the difficult 2020 and 2021 years.

The airports offering more seats are Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, with more than 42.6% million (meaning 95% recovery) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with more than 36.2 million (90% recovery) with respect to 2019.

The airports on the Canary Islands show the greatest increase with respect to 2019, with a 9% recovery of seats programmed by airlines, 31.5 million seats. The expected increase at the Balearic Islands airports is also remarkable, led by the one in Palma, in which there will be an increase of 11% of the programmed seats (31.2 million).