Passenger numbers continue to rebound throughout Aena airports

More than 25.4 million passengers travelled through Aena’s airports in May – a rise of +14.4% in comparison with last year, and +3.4% higher than in pre-pandemic 2019.

May is the fifth consecutive month in which passenger numbers have surpassed the figures of four years ago.

Throughout Aena’s network, 215,257 aircraft movements were recorded in May, and 87,583 tonnes of cargo were transported.

In the first five months of the year, Aena handled almost 103 million passengers, +27.7% more than in 2022, and +2.3% more than in 2019.

Madrid-Barajas Airport tops the rankings

Of the total travellers recorded in May, 25,417,978 were commercial passengers. Of these, 17,335,127 travelled on international flights, a rise of  +14.9% from May 2022. Meanwhile, 8,082,851 passengers travelled on domestic flights, +13.5% more than during the same month last year.

Between January and May 2023, 102,942,204 travellers passed through Aena airports – +27.7% more than in 2022 and +2.3% higher than the figure for 2019. There were 910,806 aircraft movements recorded (+12.2%) and 424,492 tonnes of cargo transported, +2.7% more than in the same period of 2022.

Barcelona El-Prat (pictured) and Madrid-Barajas airports recorded the highest passenger numbers within Aena’s network in May. Source: Aena.

With 5,053,366 travellers, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport recorded the highest number of passengers in May, representing an increase of +16.8% compared with May 2022.

It was followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 4,477,108 (+17.2% compared to 2022); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 3,421,182 (+9.7%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 2,151,259 (+16.1%); AlicanteElche Airport, with 1,500,278 (+18%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 998,304 (+10.7%); and Ibiza Airport, with 971,129 (+13.4% over May 2022).

The airport with the highest number of movements in May was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, with a total of 33,359 (+8.6% compared to 2022), followed by Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with 28,715 flights (+7.7%); Palma de Mallorca Airport, with 24,399 (+0.6%); Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, with 15,230 (+7.6%); Gran Canaria Airport, with 9,814 (+6.8%); Alicante-Elche Airport, with 9,619 (+9.6%); and Ibiza Airport with 8,365 (+2.2% more than during May 2022).

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