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AENA performance data up on first 11 months of 2011

Tue 13th Dec 2011
AENA performance data up on first 11 months of 2011

More than 191 million passengers flew to or from an AENA airport in Spain over the course of the first 11 months of the year, representing an increase of 6.1% on the same period in 2010. Almost two million flights were processed, up 1.1%, and a total of 612,723 tons of commercial freight was handled, up 3.4%, according to data released today by AENA.

Although the statistics for the year to date were encouraging, November's figures were down, handling 13,117,710 passengers at airports ( 2.1% less than the same month of 2010), operating some 147,728 flights (5.5% less), and transported 58,877 tons of cargo,(down 0.9%).

A statement issued earlier today by AENA went on to break the figures down, showing how of the total of 191,650,475 passengers using their airports in the year to date, 119,816,099 (+10.6%) flew internationally and 70,841,192 flew domestically (0.5% less).

Once again, the Madrid-Barajas was the flagship airport handling 46,035,999 passengers (0.5% less than 2010), followed by Barcelona-El Prat, with 31,974,093 (+17.8 %), Palma de Mallorca, with 22,063,288 (+8.2%), Malaga, Costa del Sol, 12,215,697 (+6.6%), Gran Canaria, with 9,546,515 (+10.9%) ; Alicante, with 9,447,627 (+6.1%) and Tenerife South, with 7,905,204 (+17.7%).

According to the report, the most significant increases were recorded in the airports of Santander (+20.3%), Fuerteventura (+19.3% more), Seville (+18.8% more), Barcelona-El Prat (+17.8% more ) Tenerife South (+17.7% more) and Santiago (+14.8% more).

In terms of flight numbers, of the 1,997,529 registered between January to November 2011, 1,745,920 were commercial (2.9%), of which 912,286 were international routes (8.1%) and National 833 634 (2.2% less).

Madrid-Barajas was also the busiest airport with 396,926 (0.9% less), followed by Barcelona-El Prat, with 281,115 (+9.6%), Palma de Mallorca, with 173 282 (+3.9%); Malaga-Costa del Sol, with 101 462 (+2%), Gran Canaria, with 100,987 (+7.4%) and Alicante with 71 774 (+2.3%).

Among the largest increases in flight numbers were Fuerteventura (+13.4%), Tenerife South (+12%), Barcelona-El Prat (+9.6%), Ibiza (+9.1%), Santiago (+6.8%) and Lanzarote (+6.2%).

In the same January - November period AENA also recorded a total of 612'723 tons of cargo being transported, of which 477,984 tonnes were shipped internationally (+5.3%) and 134'738 domestically (+2.9%).

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