This is 10% higher than last year and 1.2% better than 2019. In the cumulative period between January and July, there were more than 159.2 million passengers, 20.6% more than in 2022 and 1.2% more than in 2019.
Airports in the Aena network in Spain closed the month of July 2023 with a historical passenger record: 29,762,051, 10% more than in the same month of 2022 and 1.2% more than in 2019, before the pandemic, the previous record year.
In July 2023, Aena managed 242,222 aircraft movements, 5.1% more than in 2022.
Of the total number of travellers in July, 29,700,963 were commercial passengers: 20,420,217 travelled on international flights, 11.9% more than in July 2022, while 9,280,746 travelled on domestic flights, 6% more than last year.
Between January and July 2023, 159,209,175 travellers passed through Aena airports (20.6% and 1.2% more than in 2022 and 2019, respectively), 1,372,980 aircraft movements were recorded (+9.5% compared to 2022).
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in the seventh month of the year with 5,543,088, representing a growth of 10.3% compared to July of last year.
It is followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 4,936,852 (+11.4% compared to 2022); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 4,378,210 (+5.9%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 2,432,411 (+17.8%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 1,713,090 (+12.7%); Ibiza Airport, with 1,435,352(+6.8%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 1,139,338 (+6.7%); and Valencia Airport, with 1,035,611 passengers (+17.8%).
In terms of operations, the airport with the highest number of movements in July was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, with a total of 34,468 (+6.3% compared to 2022), followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 30,648 flights (+8.4%); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 29,906 (+2.5%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 17,320 (+12%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 10,593 (+7.1%); and Alicante-Elche Airport, with 10,584 landings and takeoffs (+8.2%).
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