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Canary Islands airports continue to increase their passenger numbers

Canary Islands airports registered 6.8% of passengers in April, exceeding four million travellers.

Canary Islands airports concluded the month of April 2023 with 4,047,961 passengers, thus exceeding the figures for the same month in 2019 by 6.5% and increasing those for April 2022 by 6.8%.

Of the total number of passengers registered last April, 4,015,098 were passengers on commercial flights, of which 2,378,239 travelled on international flights (3.6% more than in 2019 and 4.2% more than in 2022) and 1,636,859 travelled on domestic flights (10.5% more than in 2019 and 10.6% more than last year).

On the other hand, 35,642 aircraft movements were managed, which is 3.8% more than in April 2019 and a 3.4% increase over the same month in 2022, the company said in a note.

In addition, 2,517 tonnes of cargo were transported, representing a recovery of 81.3% over the same month of 2019 and 94.3% over 2022.

Gran Canaria Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in this fourth month of the year, with a total of 1,166,198 passengers, representing an increase of 5.6% over April 2019 and an increase of 8.6% compared to the same month last year.

It is followed by Tenerife South Airport, which with 1,023,097 passengers recorded an increase of 8.5% over 2019 and 6.2% over 2022; César Manrique-Lanzarote, with 693,560 (+10.2% and +7.5%, respectively); Fuerteventura, with 507,950 (+3.6% and +2.2%); Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, with 507. 893 (+5.2% and +8.6%); La Palma, with 115,012 (-9.5% and +0.8%), El Hierro, with 24,161 (+16.1% and +8%) and La Gomera, which with 10,090 passengers, recorded the highest percentage growth, with an increase of 91.7% compared to the same month of 2019 and 43.4% more than the passengers reached in April 2022.

Likewise, Canary Islands airports have registered 16,215,124 passengers so far this year, exceeding the accumulated data from January to April 2019 by 5.6% and those of April 2022 by 22.9%.

Of the number of passengers on commercial flights, 10,028,629 correspond to passengers on international flights (1.8% more than the cumulative figure for 2019 and 23.2% more than the same period in 2022) and 5,982,636 to passengers on domestic flights (10.8% more than before the pandemic and 22.4% more than last year).

Up to and including April, 143,455 aircraft movements were handled, 2.4% more than in 2019 and up 12% on the same cumulative period in 2022. In addition, 10,157 tonnes of cargo were transported, representing a recovery of 82.3% compared to the same months of 2019 and 94% compared to January-April 2022.

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