Malaga Airport concludes 2011 with almost thirteen million passengers. Just over 12.8 million, to be precise, which means an increase of 6.3%, or in other words, 800.000 more than the previous year.
These figures, provided yesterday by Aena (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation), reveal that the Malaga-Costa del Sol terminal has made its personal lift off until reaching the standards of 2008, first year of the impact of the crisis. Despite the recovery, the registered figure of passengers is still far away from the historical record of 2007, in which this airport, yet without the new terminal, surpassed the amount of 13.5 million travellers.
From the air traffic statistics in these facilities, the consolidation of the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport as the entrance gate of foreign travellers is well worth mentioning. In fact, out of the overall of passengers, 10.097.117 travelled in international flights, almost seven points more than the previous year.
The national market also maintained a positive balance, in spite of the improvements of high-speed trains and the symptoms of laziness that the Spanish tourism seem to show. Nevertheless, Aena explained that 2.665.348 passengers that travelled between Spanish cities passed through the terminal, 4.6% more compared to the same period the previous year.
The majority of those who passed through Malaga airport between January and December 2011, an amount of 12.762.465 to be precise, used commercial flights.