Spain receives 8.5 million international passengers, 87.6% of those in 2019


Spain received in September about 8.5 million passengers from international airports, which represents 87.6% of those who arrived in the same month of 2019, according to data published today by Turespaña based on Aena records. So far this year, the entry of passengers by air reaches 61 milliononly 17.3% below those of 2019.

In the month of September, passengers issued from all the main countries increased. Compared to pre-pandemic figures, the markets with the highest growth are Denmark (8.9% more) and Portugal (3.4% more). One in four passengers came from United Kingdom and was addressed mainly to the Balearic Islands. 78.5% of the passengers of United Kingdom flew on a low cost airline. In total, Spanish airports received 2,047,749 passengers from this market, which reaches a recovery of 86.9% compared to 2019.

Since Germany 1,305,881 passengers arrived, 15.4% of the total, who went mainly to the Balearic Islands. In the case of this market, the proportion of passengers who choose traditional companies over ‘low cost’ is distributed practically to 50%. The German market represents a degree of recovery of almost 85% of pre-pandemic arrivals. Italy issued 739,049 passengers, who flew mainly to Catalonia. This market has recovered 93% of pre-pandemic travelers. Eight out of ten passengers from Italy traveled on low-cost airlines. For their part, passengers from France (637,046) showed a recovery similar to that of Italy, with Madrid and Barcelona as the most favored destinations.

The markets with the highest growth are Denmark (8.9% more) and Portugal (3.4% more)

Canary Islands is the autonomous community that shows a higher level of recovery in September exceeding 2019 arrival data by 0.1%, followed by the Balearic Islands, which has recovered 96% of pre-pandemic arrivals.

In the group of the six communities with the most arrivals (97.1% of the total), the volume of international air passengers reached 87.9% of the 2019 figure. Of these, Catalonia (87.5%) and Madrid (85.3%) were the ones that registered the highest year-on-year growth. The Balearic Islands was the autonomous community with the most arrivals (1,934,019 passengers), followed by Madrid (1,778,030) and Catalonia (1,706,043). In terms of low-cost airline traffic, the Balearic Islands was the community with the highest share of arrivals (25.8%), with Madrid experiencing the highest year-on-year growth (+102.7%).


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