Thomas Cook collapse factor in Almeria airport passenger numbers falling short of one million in 2019

DIP: The number of travellers going through the Al Alquian airport last year was down 1.3 per cent on 2018. CREDIT:

THE number of passengers going through Almeria airport last year failed to reach one million, and was slightly down on 2018.
Figures from the AENA public company which manages Spain’s airports show El Alquian passenger numbers dipped 1.3 per cent in 2019 to 978,997. This compares with 991,992 the previous year.
The total number of operations at the provincial airport between the beginning of January and the end of December was 11,777, a decrease of 1.4 per cent. The collapse of British tour operation Thomas Cook in September was one of the factors behind the drop, although this was offset to a degree by growth in domestic flight traveller numbers in the summer months.
The highest number of passengers ever recorded at Almeria airport over 12 months was 1.2 million in 2007.

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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