Evolution

In 2015 more than 715 thousand tonnes of cargo was transported in the Aena network.

Across all members of the Airports Council International (ACI), after reflecting the start of the crisis with a sharp drop in 2008 and 2009 and then recovering in 2010, air freight closed 2011 with hardly any change and a minimal fall of 0.1%. In 2012, this trend reversed and a growth of 0.5% was experienced in global air freight. This trend was prolonged during 2013 with a growth of 0.7%.

The trend was reinforced in 2014, when air freight was greatly boosted, and a growth of 4.7% was experienced compared to the previous year.

After recovering from the decrease of 2008 and 2009 with a growth of 16.6% in 2010, the ACI Europe airports closed 2011 with a slight increase of 0.2%. However, in 2012 a 2.4% fall occurred; an unfavourable outcome considering the positive variation of world traffic that year. Nevertheless, freight traffic returned to positive figures in 2013 with an increase of 0.6%.

Over the last five years, the airports within Aena's network - all of which are members of ACI Europe - have maintained a quota in ACI Europe of around 4%, accumulating a total of 683,339 tonnes of goods transported at the close of 2014. This represented an increase of 7% compared to 2013.

In Spain, at the end of 2015 and in terms of airports, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport represented 53% of the Spanish national market, with a total of 381,068 tonnes, followed by Barcelona-El Prat airport, representing 16%, with 117,219 tonnes.Zaragoza and Vitoria airports ranked third and fourth respectively, with 12% and 6% of the total air freight market.