Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has closed August again with an increase in operations and users and has broken the historical record of passengers transported in one day, with 187,752 registered travelers on the 16th.
Aena has released on Thursday the accumulated results of the year of the airport, which in the first eight months of 2019 has already exceeded 35.5 million passengers, which represents 5.2% more than a year earlier, and has reached 231,572 operations, 3% more than during the same months of 2018.
The airport has closed the month with 5,403,895 passengers, 5.1% more than in August 2018, and 32,673 operations, 1.9% more than last year.
In addition, the 16th has been recorded as the date with more people transported in a day in the history of the Barcelona airport, with 187,752, exceeding the figure reached on June 28 of this year.
Of the total number of travelers that have passed through the airport during the year, 26.1 million were international passengers, representing an increase of 5.4%, while 9.4 million were nationals, 4.6% more than those registered between January and August 2018.
International flights, with 24,255 movements in August, have grown by 2% and total 166,004 operations in the first eight months of the year, 3.2% more.
On the other hand, the national movements reached in August the figure of 8,199, 1.8% more than in the same month of 2018, and in the accumulated of the year they add 63,680 operations, 2.6% more than in the same period from last year.
In the case of freight, 13,187 tons were transported in August, 4.6% less than a year earlier, while 112,622 tons were transported in the year, 1.9% more than the same Last year's period.
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