Gran Canaria Airport received the 400 millionth passenger who was travelling on a Jet2.com flight to Glasgow, and was welcomed at the check-in area by the director of the Gran Canaria Airport, Julio Peñalver, and the Jet2.com delegate in the Canary Islands, Antonio Bravo, who gave her an invitation to the VIP lounge at Gran Canaria Airport, as well as other corporate gifts from AENA.
The 400 millionth passenger is Claire Tummon and she was travelling on Jet2.com flight LS144 to Glasgow. She was accompanied by her family, with whom she was on the island enjoying her holidays.
The Gran Canaria airport closed last year with a 94 percent recovery in air traffic compared to 2019, the year before the pandemic caused by Covid-19, according to AENA.
With more than 12.4 million passengers in 2022 and around 120,000 total operations carried out, Gran Canaria airport is the sixth in the Aena network in terms of traffic volume. It currently operates 59 airlines that connect with more than 147 destinations, reflecting the evolution of the facility in its more than 90 years of history.
During these 90 years, numerous renovation and improvement works have been carried out, as well as the implementation of services aimed at guaranteeing comfort and an optimal passenger experience, such as the renovation of the terminal accesses and improvements to the car parks, the extension of the VIP lounge and the recent installation of four toilets for ostomised people, among other actions.
Jet2.com has been one of the companies that has grown the most in percentage terms at the Gran Canaria airport, with 17 percent more passengers than in 2019, being the airline that brings the most British passengers to the island.