If the economy is slowing down, the airports in the network of Aena They are not yet noticing. The Spanish manager’s airfields closed 2019 with more than 275.2 million passengers, which represents a growth of 4.4% over the previous year and the best record in its history. Specifically, airports added 275,237,801 travelers, of which 188.8 million made international flights, 3.5% more than in 2018, and 85.5 million were national, 6.4% more. Of the total volume of passengers, 274.4 were travelers of commercial flights, 4.4% more.
Despite the progress made in recent years by the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas registered again the highest number of passengers in 2019, with 61.7 million and an increase of 6.6% compared to 2018. The Catalan installation followed, with more than 52.6 million (+ 5%), and Palma de Mallorca, with 29.7 million (+ 2.2%). In addition, the airport of Malaga-Costa del Sol in 2019 approached 20 million passengers, with 19.8 million (4.4%) and three others again exceeded the barrier of 10 million passengers: Alicante-Elche , with just over 15 million (+ 7.6%); Gran Canaria with 13.2 million (-2.3%) and Tenerife South with 11.1 million (+ 1.1%).
As for the number of operations, in 2.3 Aena airport network operated more than 2.3 million movements (2,360,957), 2.6% more than in the previous year. The airport with the highest number of landings and take-offs was Adolfo Suárez MadridBarajas, 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%); Malaga-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%).
During the past year, the goods transported in 2018 were exceeded with 1,068,394 tons, representing an increase of 5.6%. 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, 64,463 tons (+ 3.7%).
In December, 18,247,407 passengers passed through the airports of the Aena network, which represents a 3.7% increase compared to December 2018. Regarding the number of operations, a total of 162,940 movements were recorded , 0.6% less than in the same month of 2018 and, in terms of freight traffic, the total figure was more than 95,211 tons, 13.6% more