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El Prat Airport registers its best January ever

The number of passengers whom passed through Barcelona El Prat Airport this January grew by 11.4% in comparison to the same month last year. According to the Spanish Airport Authority (AENA) 2,804,092 passengers used Barcelona El Prat Airport's facilities in the first month of 2017 and there were 20,848 operations registered. The number of flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean grew the most, by 35.8%, followed by those to and from the Middle East (16.9%), Africa, which grew by 10.4% in comparison to January 2016, and North America (9.3%). Cargo transportation also grew in January, increasing by 11.4% in comparison to the first month of 2016 and totalled 10,330 tonnes. In terms of cargo, routes from within the Spanish state saw the biggest growth, 40.5%, while international cargo registered a 10.2% increase in comparison to January 2016.

 

13 February 2017 01:56 PM

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Barcelona (CNA).- 2,804,092 passengers used Barcelona El Prat Airport's facilities this January, 11.4% more than in the same month last year. This figure sets a new record for the month of January at El Prat, which is the second-busiest airport in Spain,only beaten byMadrid Barajas. Most of the users whom passed through El Prat were international passengers, which registered a 12.1% increase compared to January 2016, while the number of national passengers rose to 9.8%. Regarding the number of operations, there were 20,848 take-offs and landings, which represents 7.8% more than in the same month last year. Cargo transportation also grew in January, increasing by 11.4% in comparison to the first month of 2016 and totalled 10,330 tonnes.


Most of the users whom passed through El Prat were international passengers, which registered a 12.1% increase compared to January 2016, while the number of national passengers rose 9.8%. 

The number of flights to and from Latin America and the Caribbean grew the most, by 35.8%, followed by those to and from the Middle East (16.9%), Africa, which grew by 10.4% in comparison to January 2016, and North America(9.3%).

In terms of cargo, routes from within the Spanish state saw the biggest growth, 40.5%, while international cargo registered a 10.2% increase in comparison to January 2016. 

Girona airport, at the other end of the scale 

Girona-Costa Brava airport started 2017 with bad figures. According to the Spanish Airport Authority (AENA), 40,744 passengers used the facilities, located around 100 kilometres north-east of Barcelona. This is the worst figure in 13 years, when the historic series began, and represents a 13.8% decrease in comparison to January last year. 

The number of operations in January totalled 751, 5.7% less than in January 2016. Most of the passengers used Ryanair and the second-most-used carrier, by some distance, was Pobeda Airline, which connects Girona with Moscow. 

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