Airports across the country see passenger numbers rise

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Passenger numbers continue to rise at local airports this year, with forecasts suggesting another busy summer for the region.

  • The Canaries in general saw passenger numbers increase, with Gran Canaria showing a rise of 8.7%, and Lanzarote up 2.1%. Tenerife South however bucked the trend, with numbers falling 6% last month compared to May 2017.
  • Alicante Elche airport saw passenger numbers increase 1.5% last month compared to May 2017.
  • Barcelona El Prat saw passenger numbers increase 5.2% last month compared to May 2017.

Nationally passenger numbers rose 6.4% compared to 2017 in May, with a total of nearly 24 million passengers passing through a Spanish airport last month.

So far this year, over 95 million passengers, and 854,000 flights have been recorded. Up 7.3% and 6.2% respectively.