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The two Spanish regions where 25% more Britons will arrive in 2024 

3 April, 2024

Spanish airports recorded 6.3 million international arrivals in February, an increase of +18.1% compared to the same month in 2023. 59% of international passengers arrived in Spain on low cost airlines (+21.2%), while the remaining 41% arrived on traditional airlines with a lower growth (+14%).

The six main autonomous communities of destination were the Region of Madrid, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, which accounted for 97.6% of total international arrivals in the month, according to Turespaña's monthly report for February. The United Kingdom, with 1.3 million air passengers (+15.2%) to Spain, almost 20% of total arrivals, remained the leading outbound market in February.

The Canary Islands was the top destination for passengers arriving from British airports, accounting for 40.1% of the total of 506,849. The rest of the main tourist communities also recorded notable increases, with Andalusia and Galicia standing out with rises of more than 25% year-on-year. 82.8% of British passengers arrived in Spain on a low cost airline, compared to 17.2% who arrived on traditional airlines.