By Anna Ellis • 13 August 2022 • 12:30
1,519,739 passengers used Costa Blanca's Aena Alicante-Elche Airport in July. Image: Aena
Airports in the Aena network closed in July 2022 with 27,067,913 passengers, Aena confirmed.
This figure is 8 percentage points from pre-pandemic levels, meaning 92 per cent of the traffic recorded in July 2019 has already been recovered.
The Aena network covers 44 airports across mainland Spain and its Islands.
In addition, 230,542 aircraft were in operation, which is equivalent to a recovery of 95.7 per cent compared to 2019, while 79,906 tonnes of cargo were transported, representing a decrease of 9.7 per cent compared to the same month of 2019.
Of the total number of travellers recorded in July, 27,000,398 were commercial passengers, of which 18,245,175 travelled on international flights, 12.3 per cent less than in July 2019.
Meanwhile, 8,755,223 passengers travelled on domestic flights, which is 2.6 per cent more than before the pandemic.
In the cumulative period of the first seven months of 2022, a recovery of 83.9 per cent of passenger traffic was reached compared to the same period of 2019.
From January to July 2022, 132,007,150 passengers passed through airports in the Aena network, 1,254,204 aircraft movements were recorded (8.2 per cent less than in 2019) and 573,481 tonnes of cargo were transported, which is 2.5 per cent less than in the same period of 2019.
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Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere north of Alicante on the Costa Blanca with her family for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking. Anna is a news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in the Costa Blanca South area and Almeria. Share your story with her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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