Airports in the Aena network closed April 2022 with 20,458,260 passengers. This figure is 12 percentage points from pre-pandemic levels. The statistics for the month of April were affected by the Easter holiday, which lasted from 8 to 17 April, and they reflect levels that are typical of holiday periods, similar to 2019.
In addition, 188,808 aircraft were in operation, which is equivalent to a recovery of 97.1% compared with 2019, while 82,682 tonnes of cargo were transported, which represents a decrease of 4.2% compared with the same month of 2019.
Of the total number of travellers recorded in April, 20,402,128 were commercial passengers, of which 13,678,386 travelled on international flights, 14.6% less than in April 2019. Meanwhile, 6,723,742 travelled on domestic flights, 5.7% less than before the pandemic.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in the fourth month of the year, with 4,040,513, representing a decrease of 20% compared with April 2019.
It is followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 3,522,039 (‑22.1% compared with 2019); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 2,439,623 (‑3%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 1,660,066 (‑9.2%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 1,201,394 passengers (‑10.5%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 1,073,538 (‑2.8%); Tenerife Sur Airport, with 963,076 (+2.2%); Valencia Airport, with 716,277 (‑4.8%); and Cesar Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, with 645,233 passengers, representing an increase of 2.6% compared with the same month of 2019.
As for the number of aircraft in operation, the airport with the highest number in April was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, with a total of 28,627 (‑17.8% compared with 2019), followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport with 24,642 flights (‑17.2%); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 20,339 (+7.2%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 12,974 (‑2%); Gran Canaria Airport with 10,227 (‑3.6%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 8,419 (‑7.2%); Tenerife Sur Airport, with 6,479 (+11.2%); and Valencia Airport, with 6,426, 1.5% less than in the same month of 2019.
Regarding the transport of cargo, the airport that recorded the highest cargo traffic in April was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, with 46,028 tonnes, which is 4.2% more than in the same month of 2019. It is followed by Zaragoza Airport, which recorded 12,801 tonnes (‑19.4% compared with 2019), Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 12,041 tonnes (‑13.8%), and Vitoria Airport, with 5,589 tonnes, which is 12.4% more than in the same month of 2019.
The accumulated figures up to April 2022 reflect a recovery of 76.8% of passenger traffic compared with the same period in 2019 and an increase of 389.7% compared with 2021. During the first four months of 2022, 58,356,716 passengers passed through airports in the Aena network, 603,149 aircraft movements were recorded (12% less than in 2019 and 114.7% more than in 2021) and 330,486 tonnes of cargo were transported, which is 1.8% less than in the same period of 2019 and 12.1% more than in 2021.