By Cathy Elelman • 10 April 2020 • 15:17
WAY DOWN: Passenger numbers were down more than 60 per cent on last year.
INEVITABLY Almeria airport’s March passenger numbers are way down on the same month last year as a consequence of the coronavirus State of Alarm.
The figures reveal a 62.2 per cent drop on the same month of 2019, or getting on for 21,000.
Just short of 20,400 passengers went through the provincial airport last month. Of these 15,334 were on domestic flights, representing a decrease of 64.7 per cent on a year earlier.
A total of 5,045 passengers travelled on international flights, 54.1 per less than March 2019.
The number of flights for the month was down 41.5 per cent.
Looking at the figures for the first quarter of the year, 91,966 passengers used Almeria airport, nearly one-third less than last year.
Almeria airport terminal building was closed to the public on March 24 due to the lack of flights under the coronavirus State of Alarm restrictions, although it has remained operational for essential flights.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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