-Passengers on international routes increased 22%.
-Over 19,800 operations, 13.3% increase.
-Girona Airport in February also increased the number of users, by 6.6%.
Barcelona-El Prat Airport closed February with 2,672,365 passengers, a 20.4% increase over the same period last year. Also, in the first two months of the year, 5,189,579 passengers were recorded, 17.4% more than the same period in 2015.
Intercontinental passengers were the ones that grew most in February, up 22% compared to the same month in 2015, while national passengers rose 16.9%.
As for intercontinental routes, the largest increases occurred in passenger flights within Latin America, with a growth of 31.5%, followed by the Middle East with 31.4%, and North America, with 20.7%.
Regarding operations, during the month of February a total of 19,843 take-offs and landings were recorded at Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 13.3% more than in February 2015. In the year to date, a total of 39,175 movements have been operated, a figure that represents an increase of 9.4%.
Finally, airfreight continues to grow at the start of the year. Last month over 10,351 tonnes were moved, representing an increase of 18.3% over the same period in 2015. Cargo to/from national destinations is the fastest growing, up 32.3%, followed by cargo on international routes which increased by 17.6%.
In the first two months of the year, Barcelona-El Prat Airport totalled 19,625 tonnes of cargo, which is 18.6% more than last year.
Girona Airport closed February with 6.6% more users
Meanwhile, passenger traffic at Girona Airport reached 51,681 users in February, representing an increase of 6.6% over the same month in 2015. Of this total, 50,507 were passengers on commercial flights, 49,987 of whom were traveling on international flights (+ 5%) and 529 on domestic flights.
In the year to date, there have been 98,968 passengers, 1.2% increase over the figures recorded in the same period last year.
Regarding the number of operations, the Girona facility recorded 915 take-offs and landings in February, 7.8% more than in the same month in 2015.
Posted by flytobarcelona.org
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