The airports in Aena’s network recorded 5,457,083 passengers in September

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13 October 2020

  • There were 109,076 aircraft movements operated and 71,369 tons of freight carried across the network
  • Borders and travel to and from third countries are still restricted

The airports in the Aena network closed September with 5,457,083 passengers, 79.9% fewer than in the same month last year, along with 109,076 aircraft movements, 50.9% lower, and 71,369 tons of freight, 23.1% lower.

Out of the total number of passengers registered in September, 5,430,852 were commercial passengers with 3,470,957 on domestic flights, 56.0% less than in September 2019, and 1,959,895 on international routes, down by 89.8%. This comes against a backdrop in which borders and travel to and from third countries are still restricted.

Traffic by airports

In September, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport had the highest number of passengers in the network at 985,077 travellers, which is a 82.3% decrease compared to the same month in 2019. It is followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, with 844,414 (-83.5%); Palma de Mallorca, with 513,086 (-86.4%); Málaga-Costa del Sol, with 366,312 (-81.9%); Gran Canaria, with 295,825 (-70.0%); Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, with 277,608 (-46.3%) and Ibiza, with 275,016 (-76.0%).

In terms of the number of operations, the airport that recorded the highest number of movements in September was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas with a total of 12,412 (-66.7%), followed by Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat with 10,497 (-67.3%); Palma de Mallorca with 8,972 (-65.1%); Málaga-Costa del Sol with 6,232 (-55.6%); Gran Canaria with 5,685 (-41.8%); Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna with 4,747 (-24.8%); Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna with 4,747 (-24.8%), Ibiza with 4,595 (-51.5%), and Alicante-Elche with 3,862 (-61.5%).

The airports mainly operating non-commercial flights with the highest number of movements in September were Madrid-Cuatro Vientos with 5,380 operations (+5.7%), Sabadell with 4,407 (-1.5%) and Jerez with 4,326 (-9.6%).

As far as goods are concerned, 71,369 tons of freight were handled throughout the network in September, 23.1% less than in the same month in 2019 due to the fact that a very significant part of regular freight is carried in commercial passenger planes.

The four airports with the highest freight traffic were Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas with 31,744 tons (-33.5%); Zaragoza with 18,796 tons (+13.2%); Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat with 9,856 tons (-38.1%); and Vitoria with 5,774 tons (+11%).