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Traffic increases for budget airlines at Spanish airports

Almost all Spanish airports have registered increase in traffic from January to July this year compared with the same period last year.


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Most budget airlines have increased traffic and accounted for 49.5% of the total traffic while traditional airlines 52.5%, according to the Ministry of Energy and Tourism.

Barcelona-El Prat is number one when it comes to growth of air travel with budget airlines, and had 4.5 million passengers during the period, an increase of 17.5%. As number two comes Malaga with 2.3 million passengers, representing an increase of 10.9%. Then follows Alicante with more than 2 million passengers, an increase of 6.6%. Palma de Mallorca had 1.9 million passengers, an increase of 6.7%, and the Madrid-Barajas, Adolfo Suárez, with 293,716 passengers, an increase of 21.8%.

Girona-Costa Brava however decreased by 21.8% to 576,000 passengers and Valencia decreased by 2.5% to 614,000 passengers.

Budget airlines transported more than 18.3 million passengers domestically in the current period, which is 10% more than the same period in 2013, while the traditional companies during the period carried 20.3 million passengers, an increase of 2.5%.