Aena network airports have closed 2019 at more than 275.2 million passengers

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13 January 2020

Passenger traffic grew by 4.4% compared to the previous year

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is the network leader by number of passengers at 61.7 million (+6.6%), followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat with 52.6 million (+5%) and Palma de Mallorca with 29.7 million (+2.2%)

Aircraft movements came to more than 2.3 million operations, an increase of 2.6%, and freight exceeded 1 million tons, a rise of 5.6%

Last December, 18.2 million passengers, nearly 163,000 aircraft movements and more than 95,200 tons of freight were recorded

The airports in the Aena network ended 2019 with more than 275.2 million passengers, which is 4.4% more than the previous year and the best performance in their history.

Specifically, the airports totalled 275,237,801 travellers, of which 188.8 million were on international flights, 3.5% more than in 2018, and 85.5 million on domestic flights, up by 6.4%. Out of the total volume of passengers, 274.4 million were on commercial flights, a 4.4% increase.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport had the highest number of passengers in 2019 at 61.7 million and a 6.6% increase over 2018. It is followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat with over 52.6 million (+5%) and Palma de Mallorca with 29.7 million (+2.2%).

In addition, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport was close to 20 million passengers in 2019 with 19.8 million (4.4%) while another three again broke the 10 million passenger barrier: Alicante-Elche, with just over 15 million (+7.6%); Gran Canaria with 13.2 million (-2.3%) and Tenerife Sur with 11.1 million (+1.1%).

As for the number of operations, in 2019 the Aena airports network handled over 2.3 million movements (2,360,957), 2.6% more than in the previous year. The airport with the highest number of landings and takeoffs was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas with a total of 426,376 (+4%), followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with 344,558 flights (+2.7%); Palma de Mallorca, with 217,218 (-1.4%); Málaga-Costa del Sol, with 144,920 (+2.5%); Gran Canaria, with 126,452 (-3.5%); Alicante-Elche, with 101,408 (+4.8%) and Valencia, with 77,699 (+2.5%).

Last year freight carried outperformed 2018 at 1,068,394 tons, which is a 5.6% rise. The four airports with the highest freight traffic were Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas with 558,566 tons (+7.4%); Zaragoza with 182,659 tons (+9.5%); Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat with 177,271 tons (2.5%), and Vitoria with 64,463 tons (+3.7%).

December 2019

In December 18,247,407 passengers went through the airports in Aena’s network, a 3.7 % rise compared to December 2018. In terms of the number of operations, a total of 162,940 movements were recorded, 0.6% less than in the same month in 2018, while the total figure for freight traffic was over 95,211 tons, which is 13.6% more.