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Canary Islands airports to operate more than 5,000 flights over the extended holiday weekend in May

The day with the highest number of flights in the Canary Islands airports was this Saturday, with 1,185 scheduled, and 1,063 movements on Sunday.

The Aena airport network plans to operate 5,282 flights in the Canary Islands from 26 to 30 May, of which 3,412 are domestic and 1,870 international, according to data provided to Europa Press by the airport operator. Saturday was the day with the highest number of scheduled operations, with 1,185 flights planned, followed by Friday, when 1,081 operations were scheduled; this Sunday, with 1,063 movements, and tomorrow, with 1,053 operations. The quietest day will be Tuesday, a public holiday in the Canary Islands, when 900 flights will be scheduled.

The three airports with the most operations on these days will be Gran Canaria, with 1,519 scheduled flights; Tenerife Norte Ciudad de La Laguna, where 968 operations are expected, and Tenerife Sur, with 880 scheduled flights. As for the other airports, Lanzarote airport will operate 879 scheduled movements over the four days, while Fuerteventura airport will handle 610 operations, ahead of La Palma (302 flights), El Hierro (84) and La Gomera (40).

The eight Canary Islands airports closed April with 4,047,961 passengers, 6.5% more than in the same month of 2019 and 6.8% more than in April 2022. Of the overall number of passengers, 4,015,098 corresponded to passengers on commercial flights, of which 2,378,239 travelled on international flights (up 3.6% on 2019 and 4.2% more than in 2022) and 1,636,859 travelled on domestic flights (+10.5% / +10.6%).

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