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Barcelona airport hits six months of record passenger numbers

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Barcelona airport has just marked an unprecedented milestone with six straight months of record-breaking passenger numbers.

Barcelona airport saw a surge in passengers in April 2024, reaching over 4.6 million, up 9.5% from the previous year. This streak extends its record for the sixth consecutive month, following March’s 4.2 million passengers.

Out of these, 4,600,973 were on commercial flights – 3,411,915 on international routes, a notable 11.8% increase from 2023, and 1,181,226 on domestic flights, up 3.3%. Compared to pre-pandemic levels in March 2019, there’s a 1.7% rise in passenger numbers.

Quick stats for Barcelona Airport

The second busiest airport in Spain: After Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport.
The main airport in Catalonia: Connects to over 212 destinations in 62 countries.
Passenger traffic 2023: 49,909,544 passengers

Madrid airport claimed the top spot in Spain with 5,388,400 passengers, marking a 10.6% rise from 2023 and 6.7% from 2019.

Barcelona airport also saw increased activity with 29,812 take-offs and landings in March, up 10.8% from 2023 and slightly higher than 2019.

Overall for the year, including January and April 2024, Barcelona’s passenger count reached 16,041,099, a 13.2% increase from 2023 and 6.7% from 2019.

Cargo movements also surged, with 14,864 tonnes in April alone, a 20.6% increase year-over-year. In total for 2024, 58,557 tonnes have been transported, marking a 20.8% rise from last year.

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