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Spain sees change in Airline activity

Source: AENA - Thu 18th Jul 2013
Spain sees change in Airline activity

The Spanish Aviation Authority - AENA - has reported how passenger numbers arriving at Spain's airports fell by 5.9% to reach 84.64 Mln during the first half of 2013.

Alicante's El-Altet ( Now re-named Elche-Alicante Airport ) saw the most significant increase with +6.9% during Q1 and Q" of 2013, whist Seville and Madrid saw numbers fall 15.4% and 14.7% respectively.

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After reading the previous news article, Tumbit suspects that AENA and the the Ministry of Tourism should compare press releases in future before issuing statements that clearly contradict each other ?

However, one thing that has been noted is the change in airline activity over the last 12 months.

Whilst Ryanair remains the largest Airline operating in Spain, with 3.3 Million for the Month of June alone, it saw a decrease in passenger numbers of 10.3% when compared to the same period of 2012.

Vueling - the next Airline by passenger numbers with 2.3 Million Passengers for the month - saw an increase of 16.6% for the same period, however in terms of growth, this was superseded by Monarch with 18.6% and Jet2 with 19.7%.

By Comparison, Easyjet saw passenger number plummet 15% in June 2013 when compared to June 2012.

Comment on this Story

81 million fly with them every year. I don't blame them I went with them 8 times last year. Always compare, but they are the cheapest - never paid more than 70 return. I also drive to Spain once a year which cost's me over 1000 return !
Dan - Fri, 19th Jul 2013
Not surprised Ryanair lost numbers as they are the worst, most people unfriendly and money-grabbing airline in the world... Myself and my family will never fly them again....
Andrew Duffy - Thu, 18th Jul 2013

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