• More than 125,000 flights, 33 per-cent more than in 2021 but still 10.8 per-cent less than in 2019
  • 19 million bags, 62 percent more than last year and 8.2 percent less than before the pandemic.

José Luis de Luna, Iberia’s Director of Airports, pointed out that “it has been a good summer, with very positive activity figures, although still somewhat lower than those recorded in 2019, before the pandemic. Before the start of the summer campaign, we prepared ourselves and, as early as June, we oversized the workforce to be able to cope with the possible increase in activity, which in the end was more than 60 percent compared to last year”.

In the months of June, July, August and September, Iberia Airport Services handled 32.2 million passengers, 64 per cent more than in 2021, although still less than before the pandemic (-9.6 per cent); nearly 110 000 flights, which is 33 per cent more activity than in 2021 (-10.8 per cent versus 2019); and handled more than 19 million bags -62 per cent more than in 2021 (-8.2 per cent versus 2019).

Children have been the protagonists of the holidays, also in Spanish airports. Iberia’s airport division has attended to more than 28,500 minors travelling unaccompanied, 40 per-cent more than in 2021 (-20 per cent vs 2019), with the weekend of 16-17 July being the busiest, with more than 1 100 children attended to.

Practically all Spanish airports have increased their activity compared to last year, and some such as Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Tenerife North, Santiago, Vigo, Asturias or San Sebastian have exceeded the activity carried out in 2019.

“At IBAS we are very satisfied with these figures and the contribution we make with our activity so that companies such as Iberia and Vueling are usually among the most punctual airlines in the world. All of this also allows us to face the winter season with the transformation of more than 1,700 permanent and discontinuous workers, trained and prepared to maintain the best service to our client companies”, said de Luna.