Airport tax hike could cost Spain 3m tourists

El Altet could be the sixth worst affected airport in Spain due to the rise in airport taxes.

The total loss of passengers annually, both national and international, throughout Spain could reach “2.87million” and cause a loss of more than €1.6million to the tourism industry during the year, the Alliance for Tourism Excellence Exceltur has estimated based on their studies.

Barcelona’s El Prat airport could be the worst affected with 1.16million fewer tourists after the 53.6 per cent hike in taxes.

Madrid’s Barajas airport could be the second most affected with around 945,000 fewer tourist arrivals after the 50.3 per cent tax rise.

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