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Passengers arriving in Spain on ‘low cost’ flights exceed pre-covid by 10.8%

Date: February 24, 2024 Time: 08:55:35

Passengers from international airports who chose low-cost companies (CBC) to travel to Spain in the first four-month period were close to 14.9 million, a figure that is 10.8% higher than before the pandemic in 2019 and in 37.5% that of the previous year. Passengers arriving at CBC represented 59% of the total of 25.3 million registered until April, only 0.3% less than four years ago and almost 35% more than in the same months of 2022, according to the data. of Turespaña released this Friday.

On the other hand, the 10.4 million who traveled in traditional companies, the remaining 41.1%, were 12.8% less than in the same period of 2019, but 31.3% more than the previous year. Of the almost 5.3 million Britons who arrived in Spain by air in the first four months of 2023, 4.1% less than before the pandemic, 4.3 million did so on CBC, a figure that exceeds 5 .5% that of 2019 and 38.6% that of a year ago.

The United Kingdom is the country that issued the most air passengers to Spain this year and the first to use ‘low cost’, followed by Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands. Germany, which was the second issuing market for air passengers to Spain, with a total of 3.3 million until April, 14.5% less than in 2019, ranks first in traditional companies, when 1.6 million travelers chose them, a 20.6% less than four years ago.

The following countries in this type of companies were:

United Kingdom, France United States Portugal

While in the case of low-cost ones, the British were followed by the Italians, the Germans and the Gauls.

The Community of Madrid concentrated a greater number of arrivals by air, through the Barajas airport, with close to 6.7 million passengers (26.4% of the total), a figure very similar to that of 2019, of which 5.2 million chose traditional airlines and only 1.5 million flew on CBC. On the other hand, to Catalonia, the second destination by plane entry, of the 5.2 million passengers, a figure that is below 2019, almost 3.7 million flew on CBC, 1% more than before the covid, and 1.5 million in traditional companies.

Almost 17% more CBC passengers in April than in 2019

Only in April, 8.1 million passengers arrived in Spain from international airports, 16.9% more than in the same month of 2022, of which 62.3% (5.1 million) selected a CBC for travel, 16.7% more than before the pandemic and 19% more than a year earlier.

On the other hand, the slightly more than 3 million, the remaining 37.7%, arrived in traditional companies represent almost 20% less than in 2019, but 13.5% more than a year ago. 57.6% of all passengers came from the European Union, experiencing a rise of 15.2%, while the flow from the rest of the world, which accounted for the remaining 42.4%, grew by 19.2%.

In April, passengers issued to Spain increased in all the main issuing countries, highlighting the growth of Portugal, of 31.9%; Italy, 28.8%, and the United States, 22.9%. At the other extreme, the market that shows the lowest growth is Belgium, with one of 3, followed by Germany, with one of 4.8%.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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