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Aena’s monthly passenger traffic close to pre-pandemic levels


A total of 24.8 million passengers passed through Aena’s Spanish airport network in September – just 8.3% down on the corresponding month in 2019.

In addition, 209,069 aircraft movements were recorded across its airports last month, which is equivalent to a recovery of 94.2% compared to 2019, and 83,036 tonnes of cargo handled, representing a decrease of 10.6% compared to the same month in 2019.

Of the total number of travellers handled in September,16.8 million travelled on international flights, 12.2% less than in September 2019. However, the 7.9 million that travelled on a domestic service, represented a 1.1% rise on pre-pandemic levels.

September’s figures mean that 184 million passengers, 1.6 million aircraft movements and 735,000 tonnes of cargo were handled at Aena’s airports in the first nine months of 2020, representing recoveries on the same period in 2019 of 86%, 92.5% and 96.1% respectively.

Not surprisingly, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in the ninth months of the year, its 4.7 million representing a decrease of 14.1% compared to September 2019.

The next busiest airports were Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas with 4.2 million (-17.6% compared to 2019); Palma de Mallorca, with 3,663,507 (-2.7%); Málaga-Costa del Sol, with 1,889,150 (-6.8%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 1,356,590 passengers (-12.6%); and Ibiza Airport, with 1,136,686 (-1%)

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