By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 18 Oct 2019 • 18:30
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For the first September in its history, Malaga airport handled more than 2 million passengers in the month.
The number of travellers grew last month by 2.4 per cent compared to the same period of 2018.
Airport operator Aena says it saw growth in both international and internal passenger numbers to a total of 2,026,920 people on 14,000 flights (1.7 per cent more).
Of the total number of passengers, 1,755,453 were carried on 11,222 flights with origin or destination in a foreign city (up 1.7 per cent).
The rest of the commercial passengers took internal flights, which translates into an increase of 6.4 per cent over September 2018.
“Similar progression followed the volume of movements within Spain, which rose to 2,502 operations, 9.1 per cent more than in the same month last year,” said Aena.
It added that internationally, the UK is at the forefront in terms of passenger traffic. “The United Kingdom remains at the forefront of destinations with the highest demand in absolute terms, with 639,037 passengers, followed by the domestic segment.
“Germany, with 159,632 passengers, and France, with 132,515 users, remain on the podium of the most active markets last September,” Aena added.
This upturn has been key to the cumulative number of passengers in the year so far. This stands at 15,676,525, representing an increase of 5.2 per cent. Aena said: “Of the 15,635,200 commercial passengers accounted for, 2,260,957 travelled on flights between domestic destinations, ie 9.3 per cent more, and 13,374,243 did so on international connections, with a rise of 4.7 per cent.”
In terms of operations, the airport recorded 113,741 flights between January and September, 3.9 per cent more than in the same period of 2018.
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