Malaga airport has seen a record number of passengers in its history during the first nine months of 2014. Not far off eleven million passengers arrived or departed in this period, 2.24% more than during the same period in 2007, which was, up to now, the busiest year for the airport.
During September, the airport recorded 1,481,500 passengers, up almost 5% when compared to September 2013. The airport recorded a total of 10,728 operations, up more than 4%. These results consolidate the sustained growth since May 2013, as AENA announced today in a statement.
September’s positive results are based on two main points, as both the domestic and the foreign market had thrived, though the recovery of air traffic between Spanish cities was more remarkable, with a growth of 9% in number of passengers and over 11% more flights. International operations continued the progression that has been happening since last year and account for 80% of the traffic in this airport.
In fact, from the total number of commercial flight passengers that passed through the airport during September (1,476,884), a total of 1,281,404 flew international flights, which represents an increase of 4% in number of passengers and 1.6% more movements.
Of these, 523,313 passengers traveled on flights from or to the United Kingdom, followed by passengers on flights to or from Germany, France or Ireland. Friday September 5th was the peak day for air traffic, having recorded more than 400 landings and takeoffs. Saturday, September 13th was the day with the highest number of passengers, 55,405 in just one day.