Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE).- The airports of the Canary Islands closed last January with 3,964,990 passengers, 5.7% more than the same month of 2019 and 47.2% more than in the first month of 2022, Aena reported in a statement.
Even so, the movement of aircraft, 35,587, was 98.8% of that registered in January 2019 and represented an increase of 17.8% compared to last year.
In the set of airports in the Canary Islands, 2,456 tons of merchandise were managed, which represents a recovery of 77.7% compared to the same month of 2019 and 97.1% compared to January 2022.
Of the total number of travelers registered in January, 3,917,516 corresponded to passengers on commercial flights, of which 2,509,651 traveled on international flights, 2.1% more than in January 2019 and 52.6% more than January 2022.
1,407,865 passengers traveled on domestic flights, 11% more than before the pandemic and 40.1% more than last year.
The Gran Canaria airport registered the highest number of passengers in the first month of the year with 1,204,146, which represents an increase of 2% over January 2019, and an increase of 42.4% compared to January last year.
It is followed by the Tenerife Sur airport, which, with 1,093,561 passengers, registers an increase of 7.3% compared to 2019 and 52.6% compared to 2022; César Manrique-Lanzarote, with 627,992, (+10.3% and +54.6%, respectively); Fuerteventura, with 475,048 (+7.3% and +44.5%); and Tenerife North-City of La Laguna, with 436,543 (+9.1% and +37.9%).
Next are La Palma, with 101,128 (-14% and +72.8%); El Hierro, with 19,843 (+8% and +23.7%); and La Gomera, with 6,729 passengers, which represents an increase of 41.5% compared to the same month of 2019 and 30.4% more than the passengers reached in January 2022. EFE