SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The airports of the Canary Islands have closed the month of February with 3,873,985 passengers, thus exceeding by 8 percent the data for the same month of 2019, the pre-pandemic year, and which also represents an increase of 27.9 percent compared to the figures for February 2022.
In February 2023, 33,776 aircraft movements were managed, which means 3.9 percent more than in 2019 and an increase of 17.2 percent compared to 2022. In addition, 2,353 tons of merchandise were managed, which represents a recovery of 87.8 percent compared to the same month of 2019 and 84 percent compared to February 2022.
Of the total number of travelers registered in February, 3,813,702 corresponded to passengers on commercial flights, of which 2,451,351 traveled on international flights, increasing 4.7 percent compared to February 2019 and 29.9 percent. 2022, and 1,362,351 did so on domestic flights, 12.1 percent more than before the pandemic and 23.9 percent more than last year.
The Gran Canaria Airport registered the highest number of passengers in this second month of the year with 1,162,836, which represents an increase of 3.3 percent over February 2019, in addition to an increase of 30.7 percent compared to February of last year.
It is followed by Tenerife Sur Airport, which with 1,055,210 passengers registers an increase of 10.7 percent compared to 2019 and 28 percent compared to 2022; César Manrique-Lanzarote, with 622,198, (+12.7% and +26%, respectively); Fuerteventura, with 476,996 (+11.1% and +28%); Tenerife North-City of La Laguna, with 428,198 (+9.3% and +20.1%); La Palma, with 102,690 (-7.5% and +48%), El Hierro, with 19,081 (+7% and +12.7%) and La Gomera, with 6,776 passengers, representing an increase of 51.6 percent compared to the same month of 2019 and 28.8 percent more than the passengers reached in February 2022.