Canary Islands airports have seen a remarkable increase in passenger traffic, reaching a total of 39,676,720 passengers so far this year. This figure represents a substantial growth of 12.3% compared to the same period in 2022 and sets new records in terms of passenger numbers and operations.
Out of this total passenger count, 39,329,646 are commercial passengers, with 22,736,822 traveling on international flights, marking a 12.7% increase from the previous year. Domestic flights also contributed to the surge with 16,592,824 passengers, reflecting an 11.9% increase.
Furthermore, the airports have managed 360,024 aircraft movements, indicating an 8.7% increase from the previous year. The transportation of goods amounted to 25,179 tonnes, which is a slight decrease of 2.4% compared to last year.
Several airports in the Canary Islands, including Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna, César Manrique-Lanzarote, El Hierro, and La Gomera, have reported record-breaking passenger traffic figures for the first ten months of the year.
Gran Canaria Airport led the way with 11,350,414 passengers, representing a substantial increase of 14.1% compared to 2022. Tenerife South Airport followed closely with 9,940,736 passengers, marking a 14.7% increase. Other notable airports include César Manrique-Lanzarote with 6,821,823 passengers (+12.4%), Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna with 5,121,298 passengers (+11.1%), and Fuerteventura with 4,972,806 passengers (+7%). Even smaller airports like La Palma, El Hierro, and La Gomera have reported significant growth in passenger numbers.
October results in the Canary Islands
In October alone, Canary Islands airports registered a record-breaking 4,235,125 passengers, surpassing the figures for the same month in 2022 by 6%. This achievement makes October the second busiest month in the airport’s history, just behind March of this year.
Of the passengers in October, 4,208,515 were commercial passengers, with 2,453,829 traveling on international flights (6.4% more than last year) and 1,754,686 on domestic flights (5.5% more).
During the month of October, 38,359 aircraft movements were recorded, reflecting a 6% increase from the previous year. Cargo transportation also saw an increase, with 2,701 tonnes of cargo transported, representing a 6.8% growth compared to last year.
The impressive passenger numbers were led by Gran Canaria Airport, which recorded 1,223,397 passengers, marking a 7.7% increase from 2022. Tenerife South Airport followed closely with 1,058,521 passengers (9.7% more than last year), and César Manrique-Lanzarote with 722,558 passengers (6.2% increase). Other airports such as Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, and La Gomera also contributed to this remarkable growth in passenger traffic.