June, July and August are the busiest months of the year for the tourism sector. Now that we have entered September, Iberia Airport Services takes stock of its activity during the summer season.

José Luis de Luna, Iberia’s Director of Airports, pointed out that “it has been a very good summer, in which we have surpassed last year’s excellent figures. We are also very proud to have contributed once again to the fact that three of the airlines we serve at Spanish airports – Iberia, Iberia Express and Vueling – were among the 10 most punctual in Europe this summer, and that Iberia was the third most punctual airline in the world – as indicated by the international consultancy Cirium”.

From 15 June to 31 August, Iberia Airport Services handled 26 million passengers, 9 per cent more than in 2022; 85,000 flights, representing 6 per cent more activity than in 2022; and handled 15 million pieces of baggage – also 6 per cent more than in 2022.

Children were once again the stars of the holidays, also at Spanish airports. Iberia’s airport division has attended to more than 23,000 unaccompanied minors.

Practically all Spanish airports have increased their activity compared to last year, and some such as Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Malaga and Bilbao have exceeded the activity carried out in 2022.

Final stretch for the resolution of handling licences 

AENA will soon announce its decision regarding the award of handling licences to third parties at Spanish airports for the next 7 years.

Iberia Airport Services has bid for the new licences at 41 Spanish airports. To do so, it has submitted a customised proposal for each of the airports, which is based on three basic pillars: innovation, sustainability and people.

Iberia Airport Services has submitted a very competitive technical and economic offer and has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2025, for which it plans to invest 100 million euros in renewing its 7,000 pieces of equipment and electrifying 80% of its fleet in the coming years.