Passenger numbers grew 6.1% at Barcelona-El Prat Airport in May

– More than 3.6 million users passed through the facilities.
– Operations increased 1.4%, with 26,883 movements.
– 9,666 tonnes of cargo were transported, 10.2% more than in 2014.

During the month of May, a total of 3,604,942 passengers passed through Barcelona-El Prat Airport, representing a year on year growth of 6.1%. In the year to date, the airport has reached 14,248,598 users, a figure 5.4% higher than the same period in 2014.

Passengers on routes to EU countries are the ones to grow most in May, with an increase of 8.9% over last year, followed by users on intercontinental routes, up 5%. Notably, there was growth of 4.8% in the number of passengers on domestic routes. Finally, users ofnon-EU international links decreased 1.1%.

As regards operations, 26,883 movements were carried out last month, representing an increase of 1.4% over 2014. From January to May, there have been a total of 109,329 landings and take-offs, 1.5% more than last year.

Finally, 9,666 tonnes of cargo were transported in May, a figure 10.2% higher than the same month in 2014, highlighting the increase in non-EU international market which grew 19.6% in this month. In the year to date, 45,592 tonnes of cargo have been reached, representing an increase of 9%.

Source: AENA
Photo: David Martín/ flickr

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