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Aena airports exceed pre-pandemic data for the second consecutive month by reaching more than 16.6 million passengers in February. It represents an increase of 2.2% compared to data from the same month of 2019 and 39.6% more than in 2022.
Of the total number of travelers registered in February, 16,542,112 corresponded to commercial passengers. Of these, 10,539,161 traveled on international flights, 0.2% less than in February 2019 and 44% more than in 2022, while 6,002,951 did so on domestic flights
The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport registered the highest number of passengers in February 2023 with 4,174,111, which represents an increase of 0.6% over February 2019, in addition to an increase of 45.1% compared to February of last year. Madrid is followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with 3,132,658 (-4.1% compared to 2019 and +58% compared to 2022); Gran Canaria, with 1,162,836, (+3.3% and +30.7%); Malaga-Costa del Sol, with 1,123,164 (+6.7% and +28.9%); Tenerife South, with 1,055,210 (+10.7% and +28%); Palma de Mallorca, with 905,954 (+1.1% and +26.9%), Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, with 790,766 (+1% and +35.5%) and César Manrique-Lanzarote, with 622,198 passengers, which represents an increase of 12.7% compared to the same month of 2019 and 26% more than the passengers reached in February 2022.
Fuerteventura airport also continues to grow, reporting last February a total of 476,996 passengers, thus exceeding February 19, the pre-pandemic year, by 11.1%, with an increase of 28% compared to the figures for February 2022. So far this year, Fuerteventura has had 952,044 passengers, 35.8% more than in the same period of 2022 and 9.1% compared to the data from 2019.
Gran Canaria airport registered the highest number of passengers in February in the Canary Islands, with 1,162,836, and the third highest in Spain in terms of passenger traffic in February 2023.
Next places, based on passenger numbers are occupied by the Tenerife Sur airport, then César Manrique-Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife North-City of La Laguna, with 428,198 (+9.3% and +20.1%); La Palma, with 102,690 (-7.5% and +48%), El Hierro, with 19,081 (+7% and +12.7%) and La Gomera, with 6,776 passengers, representing an increase of 51.6 % compared to the same month of 2019 and 28.8% more than the passengers reached in February 2022.
In the Canary Islands airports as a whole, the number of passengers amounted to 3,873,985 passengers, thus exceeding by 8% the data for the same month of 2019, the pre-pandemic year, and which, in addition, represents an increase of 27.9% compared to the figures for February 2022.