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Canary Islands airports welcomed 4.3 million passengers in November, with a total 43.9 million in 2023

November saw Canary Islands airports record 4.3 million passengers, a 7.5% increase from November 2022, contributing to a yearly total of nearly 44 million, up 11.8% from the previous year.

In November, airports across the Canary Islands experienced a surge in passenger traffic, recording 4,300,136 passengers, a 7.5% increase compared to the same month in 2022. This brings the cumulative total for the year up to November to 43,976,856 passengers, marking an 11.8% rise from the previous year.

The airports, including Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna, César Manrique-Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, and La Gomera, witnessed their highest passenger traffic both in November and in the year-to-date.

Out of the total passengers, 4,272,700 were commercial travellers. International flights accounted for 2,720,484 passengers, up 10.3% from last year, while domestic flights saw 1,552,216 passengers, a 4.1% increase.

The month also saw 38,935 aircraft movements, 5.9% more than in November 2022, and a slight rise in cargo transportation with 2,692 tonnes, up by 0.9% from last year.

Canary Islands airports welcomed 4.3 million passengers in November, with a total 43.9 million in 2023

Gran Canaria Airport led in passenger numbers with 1,260,578, a 5.2% increase from 2022. Tenerife South Airport followed with 1,177,497 passengers, showing a 10.8% increase. Other notable increases were at César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport with 688,255 passengers (+8.9%), Fuerteventura Airport with 529,050 (+7.2%), and Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna with 492,084 (+4.7%). La Palma Airport had 119,590 (+4.7%), El Hierro 24,363 (+5.1%), and La Gomera 8,719 passengers, recording the highest percentage growth of 11.4%.

Canary Islands’ airports: total passengers in 2023

From January to November, the total number of passengers was 43,602,346, with 25,457,306 on international flights (up 12.5% from 2022) and 18,145,040 on domestic flights (up 11.2%). The airports handled 398,959 aircraft movements, 8.4% more than in 2022, but transported 27,871 tonnes of goods, a 2.1% decrease from the previous year.

In these eleven months, Gran Canaria Airport registered 12,610,992 passengers (+13.2%), Tenerife South Airport 11,118,233 (+14.3%), César Manrique-Lanzarote 7,510,078 (+12.1%), Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna 5,613,382 (+10.5%), Fuerteventura 5,501,856 (+7%), La Palma 1,240,474 (+4.2%), El Hierro 277,238 (+10.1%), and La Gomera 104,603 passengers, with the highest growth rate of 20.5% compared to the same period in 2022.

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