Canarian airports: 1.3% more passengers than before covid

Gran Canaria Airport. / arcadio suarez

Of the total number of travellers, 2,140,276 came from abroad, 2.1% more | Gran Canaria airport was the one with the highest traffic

EFE Santa Cruz of Tenerife

The airports of the Canary Islands received during August of this year
3,999,908 passengersa
1.3% that in the same month of 2019, while so far in 2022 the figure has risen to 27,786,117, which has meant a
92.6% recovery compared to the same period prior to the
covid pandemic.

Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) has reported this Monday that of the total commercial passengers (3,977,444) during the past month, 1,837,168 corresponded to national traffic, 0.7% more than in August 2019, and
2,140,276 to international traffic2.1% more than in the same month three years ago.

The airports of the archipelago with the highest passenger traffic were those of
Gran Canaria, with 1,090,494, an increase of 0.8%; followed by
Tenerife South, with 899,497, which has meant a decrease of 1.5%; Y
Cesar Manrique Lanzarote722,288, the 5.2% increase.

They are followed by the Fuerteventura airport, with 556,415 (+5.4%); Tenerife North-City of La Laguna, with 550,505 (-2.7%); La Palma, with 137,846 (+4.3%); El Hierro, with 30,208 (+1.2%); and La Gomera, which with 12,665 passengers experienced the
highest percentage growthwith a
9.6% more compared to August 2019.


Regarding the number of operations, the aerodromes of the archipelago registered in August
35,625 moves0.8% more than in the same month of 2019, AENA added in a statement.

Of the total of
commercial operations (34,180), 21,771 were national (+0.8%) and 12,409 international (+2.8%) and, in terms of freight traffic, 2,419 tons were transported, a figure that represents a recovery of 82.8% with compared to the same month of 2019.

In the first eight months of the year, the number of passengers registered at Canarian airports amounts to 27,786,117, with a recovery of 92.6% compared to the same period in 2019, prior to the pandemic.

Of the total number of commercial passengers (27,526,800),
11,570,450 have corresponded to domestic flightswhich represents a recovery of 95.7% compared to the accumulated total of August 2019, and
15,956,350 to international flightsa 90.3% recovery compared to the same period in 2019.

The number of movements registered between January and August 2022 was 262,570, with a recovery of 95.8% compared to the same period in 2019, and the freight traffic recorded so far is 20,745 tons, which represents a recovery of 85.8% of the 2019 figures.

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