23.05.2024 | 14:55

One in four tourists in Spain is British 

23 August, 2023

Spanish airports recorded almost 9.1 million international arrivals in June, 10% more than in the same month of 2022. 59.8% of these passengers arrived in Spain on low-cost airlines (+9.4%), while the remaining 40.2% arrived on traditional airlines (+10.9%). The United Kingdom remains the leading outbound market and increased its market share, accounting for one out of every four passengers coming to the country.

The six flagship destination communities remain the same: The Balearic Islands, Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia and the Canary Islands, which together received 96.9% of travellers from abroad, according to Turespaña’s monthly report.

The United Kingdom generated 25.1% of the total number of passengers arriving in Spain in June, registering a year-on-year growth of +9.8%, which boosted the share of this market in the total number of arrivals from abroad to Spain. This growth had an impact on all regions but especially on the Balearic Islands and the Canaries which were the destination of 28% and 20.6% respectively of passengers from the British market.