By Anna Ellis • 15 February 2023 • 14:24
ENAIRE managed more than 140,000 flights in January, 35.4% more than in 2022. Image: ENAIRE.
The growth of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European average, which is 25.2 per cent, by 10.2 percentage points
Overflights grow by 82.4per cent, international flights by 27.7 per cent and domestic flights by 18.9 per cent.
All ENAIRE control centres registered a double-digit increase in the number of flights managed: Seville recorded 33,570 flights (61.5 per cent); Barcelona, 56,975 (39.0 per cent); Madrid, 84,947 (33.7 per cent); Canary Islands, 32,276 (22.3 per cent) and Palma, 12,106 (18.4 per cent).
To prop up the aviation sector, the en route rates for 2023 remain well below the rates prior to the pandemic (2019), 11 per cent lower in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 8 per cent lower in the Canary Islands.
Moreover, compared to the average fees of Europe’s four largest air navigation service providers, ENAIRE’s rates are 28 per cent cheaper in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands and 40 per cent cheaper in the Canary Islands.
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