Spanish airports break record with almost 30 million passengers in August

Published on September 12, 2023
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Airports in the Aena network in Spain closed the month of August 2023 with a historical passenger record: 29,890,357, 9.5% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.4% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, the previous record year. 

  • This is 9.5% higher than last year and 1.4% better than 2019
  • In the cumulative period between January and August, there were more than 189 million passengers, 18.7% more than in 2022 and 1.2% more than in 2019
  • In August, 235,938 aircraft movements were recorded and 86,809 tonnes of cargo were transported at airports throughout the network

Of the total number of travellers in August, 29,825,273 were commercial passengers: 20,592,197 travelled on international flights, 11.7% more than in August 2022, while 9,233,076 travelled on domestic flights, 4.8% more than last year.

Between January and August 2023, 189,099,532 travellers passed through Aena airports (18.7% and 1.2% more than in 2022 and 2019, respectively), 1,608,918 aircraft movements were recorded (+8.9% compared to 2022) and 681,132 tonnes of cargo were transported, 4.5% more than in the same period of 2022. 


Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in August with 5,559,790, representing a growth of 11.5% compared to August of last year. 

It is followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 4,974,579 (+11.4% compared to 2022); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 4,371,606 (+5%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 2,419,072 (+17.8%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 1,702,139 (+12.6%); Ibiza Airport, with 1,435,874 (+5.5%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 1,129,345 (+3.6%); and Valencia Airport, with 1,072,418 passengers (+18.7%). 

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