A year close to the record of 2019 in the Valencian base

For the better part of 2022, Valencia Airport set historic monthly records in the arrival and departure of passengers from their facilities, a trend that touched the highs again in December. The data cited this month, released this morning by the operator of the Air Base (Aina), highlights this A total of 611,716 people chose Valencia Airport to fly, which is an increase of 2.6% compared to the historical record of December, which is 2019, when 596,145 passengers were registered. Despite this, the number of operations was less than before pandemicAnd Completing 98.6% of managed flights (5,527 this year versus 5,607 in 2019).

Positive development is especially important if one takes this into account Virtually all airports in the Spanish peninsula – with the exception of Málaga, which grew by 4.7% – continue to have these records, far behind those before the pandemic.. Without going any further, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas had 6.8% more users in December compared to 2019, Barcelona-El Prat, 9.9% less, and in the case of Alicante-Elche, the decrease was 2.9%, settling at 848,141 passengers.

Almost a year record

With this data, the reality in Valencia Airport for the cumulative year is just that Registrations far exceeded those recorded last year (+99% of visitors departing or arriving at the air base) and remained very close to the historic 2019 figure (-5%) in passengers (8.11 million)being the peninsula’s Valencia air facility with the lowest drop and trailing nationally only Palma de Mallorca (-3.9%), Tenerife (-3.1%) and Ibiza (the same record in 2019). In addition, it is the ninth base to have The largest number of passengers in the country.

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Queue for check-in at Valencia airport, last December. GM Lopez

Regarding the origin of these tourists, 2,527,666 were Spaniards, while from outside the national borders the most numerous were those with an origin or destination in Italy (1,077,293 travellers).It is followed by Germany with 707,060 passengers, the United Kingdom (689,400), France (675,408), the Netherlands (633,563) and Belgium (308,425).

With regard to the total operations carried out by airlines, Valencia Airport carried out 73,498 flights, 5.4% less than in 2019, but an improvement of 48.1% compared to last year’s balance.

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