Aena airports in Spain set records in May 2024

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The airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed the fifth month of 2024 with an all-time record number of passengers, aircraft movements and cargo in a month of May, thus maintaining the upward trend since the beginning of the year and for most of last year.

Passenger Traffic

  • Aena airports recorded 28,287,870 passengers, an 11% increase compared to May 2023.
  • Among these, 28,237,562 were commercial passengers, with international travelers increasing by 13.1% and domestic travelers by 6.7%.
  • From January to May 2024, total passenger numbers reached 114,708,138, up 11.4% from the same period in 2023.
  • Notable airports:
    • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: 5,680,291 passengers (+12.4%)
    • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat: 4,992,580 passengers (+11.5%)
    • Palma de Mallorca: 3,841,241 passengers (+12.3%)
    • Málaga-Costa del Sol: 2,378,119 passengers (+10.5%)
    • Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández: 1,749,487 passengers (+16.6%)
    • Gran Canaria: 1,094,567 passengers (+9.6%)
    • Ibiza: 1,030,938 passengers (+6.2%)

Aircraft Movements

  • Total of 238,062 movements in May, a 10.6% increase from 2023.
  • From January to May, 983,770 aircraft movements were recorded, 8% more than in 2023.
  • Key airports for movements in May:
    • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: 36,348 (+9%)
    • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat: 31,593 (+10%)
    • Palma de Mallorca: 27,103 (+11.1%)
    • Málaga-Costa del Sol: 16,346 (+7.3%)
    • Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández: 11,019 (+14.6%)
    • Gran Canaria: 10,840 (+10.5%)

Cargo

  • Aena airports handled 108,380 tonnes of cargo in May, a 23.7% increase from the previous year.
  • Significant airports for cargo:
    • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: 63,305 tonnes (+18.6%)
    • Zaragoza: 16,201 tonnes (+107.5%)
    • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat: 15,805 tonnes (+17.1%)
    • Vitoria: 6,301 tonnes (-0.7%)
  • From January to May, 502,743 tonnes of cargo were transported, 18.4% more than in the same period of 2023.

Records

  • May 2024 saw all-time high figures for passengers, aircraft movements, and cargo across the Aena network.
  • 23 airports set new passenger records, and 17 airports set new operational records for May.

The continuous upward trend signifies robust growth and recovery, with Aena’s airports achieving unprecedented performance levels.

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