The airlines of the Aena airport network plan to operate 24,835 flights on this August weekend, only 5.5% less than in the same period of 2019, when it registered 26,280 operations, according to data provided to EP by the airport manager. .
This Saturday will be the day with the highest number of scheduled operations, with a total of 6,311 scheduled flights, followed by Friday, when 6,269 operations are expected, and Sunday, when 6,203 movements will be carried out. The calmest day will be Monday, August 15, with 6,052 flights.
The six airports with the most operations during these days will be Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona-El Prat, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante Elche-Miguel Hernández and Gran Canaria. .
Only two aerodromes exceed the 2019 figures for this August bank holiday and they are Palma de Mallorca (+0.34%) and Gran Canaria (+2.7%). The rest remain below pre-pandemic levels: Barajas (-16%), El-Prat (-16%), Málaga (-3.8%) and Alicante (-8%).
Figures in July
The airports of the Aena network have closed the month of July with 27 million passengers, the managing body reported this Friday. This figure is 8 percentage points from pre-pandemic levels, so 92% of the traffic recorded in July 2019 has already been recovered.
In addition, 230,542 aircraft were operated, which means a recovery of 95.7% over 2019; and 79,906 tons of cargo were moved, which represents a decrease of 9.7% compared to the same month of 2019.
Of the total number of travelers registered in July, 27 million corresponded to commercial passengers, of which 18.2 million traveled on international flights, 12.3% less than in July 2019; and 8.7 million did so on domestic flights, 2.6% more than before the pandemic.
In the accumulated of the first seven months of 2022, a recovery of 83.9% of passenger traffic is achieved compared to the same period of 2019. From January to July 2022, 132 have passed through the airports of the Aena network million passengers, 1.2 million aircraft movements were registered (8.2% less than in 2019) and 573,481 tons of merchandise were transported, which means 2.5% less than in the same period of 2019.
The airport with the highest number of movements in July was Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, with a total of 32,411 (-16.8% over 2019), followed by Palma de Mallorca, with 29,171 (+1.6%); Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with 28,262 flights (-15%); Málaga-Costa del Sol, with 15,459 (-2.7%); Ibiza, with 13,138 (+7.3%); Gran Canaria, with 9,891 (-3%); and Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, with 9,785 movements, which represents a decrease of 11.6% compared to the same month of 2019.