Spanish Airports Lost 6% of Passengers up to June
July 18th, 2013
During the first half of the year Spanish airports accounted for a total of 84.8 million passengers, which represented a drop of 5.9% over the previous year, according to figures released by the Spanish airports manager, AENA.
A total of 841,406 flight operations were registered from January to June 2013, which is 10.6% less than for the same period last year.
El Mundo reported that seven of the 47 Spanish airports and aerodromes have improved their passenger figures so far this year, with positive data being recorded for Palma de Mallorca, Malaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante, Ibiza, Menorca, Reus and La Gomera.
Madrid-Barajas airport lost 14.7% of passengers to June, with a total of 18.9 million passengers, and the number of operations dropped by 13.2% to 163,441.
The airport of Barcelona-El Prat, registered a total of 16.1 million passengers, representing a drop of 1.8%, with 6.4% fewer operations, equating to 132,065 flights.
The airport in Palma de Mallorca ranked in third position with over 9.2 million passengers in the first six months of the year, which is 0.8% more than in the same period of 2012, despite reducing its flight operations by 3.3%, with 73,025 takeoffs and landings.
Spanish airports registered a total of 18.5 million passengers in June, representing 3.3% fewer travellers, with a 7% decrease in the number of operations to 170,386.
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