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Traffic in Spanish airports beats records and overtakes that of 2019

1 November, 2023

Spanish airports (Aena) closed September 2023 with traffic of more than 27.5 million passengers, an all-time record for that month of the year, which is 10.7% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.5% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, which was the previous record. During the period, 225,183 aircraft movements were handled, 7.7% more than in 2022.

Of the 27,491,667 commercial passengers, 18,971,609 were international flights (+12.7%). From January to September, Spanish airports accumulated 216,647,764 passengers (+17.6%), a figure that exceeds by +1.3% the figure for 2019, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the nine months, 1,834,101 air operations were handled (+8.7%).

Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in September, with 5,385,824, representing a growth of +12.5% compared to the same month last year. This is followed by Barcelona-El Prat, with 4,591,094 (+9.1%); Palma de Mallorca, with 3,864,075 (+5.5%); Malaga, with 2,267,220 (+20%); Alicante, with 1,562,661 (+15.1%); Ibiza, with 1,221,654 (+7.5%) and Gran Canaria, with 1,047,443 (+9.4%).