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