The airways have scheduled 221.8 million seats and almost 1.3 million industrial operations in Aena’s community of airports for the summer time season, which begins subsequent Sunday 26 March and can final till 28 October 2023. This suggests 4.4% extra seats than these operated in the identical season in 2019, earlier than the outbreak of the pandemic, and a 1.2% enhance in scheduled operations.

The airports from which essentially the most seats are provided are Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, with greater than 44.5 million and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, with 37.2 million, with a restoration of 99% and 93%, respectively, in comparison with the info for the 2019 summer time season. Thus, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas virtually recovers its 2019 operations (-1%) and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat is barely beneath (-7%).

They’re adopted by the airports of Palma de Mallorca, with 30.3 million (+8%); Málaga-Costa del Sol, with 17.9 million (+14%); Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, with 12.3 million (+4%); Ibiza, with 9.3 million seats (+11%) and Gran Canaria, with 8.8 million (+6%).

The airports with the very best will increase of their summer time schedules are Vitoria (+96%), San Sebastián (+51%), Zaragoza (+48%), Asturias (+36%), Santiago-Rosalía de Castro (+35%), Salamanca (+34%), Vigo (+26%), Menorca (+24%), Valencia (+24%) and Seve Ballesteros-Santander (+23%).

The airports of Aena’s community have a complete of two,950 routes scheduled for the summer time season, 39 greater than in the summertime of 2019.

By geographic space, the Latin American and home markets stand out, that are above 2019 ranges with a rise of 15% and 11%, respectively.

Amongst worldwide routes, the Italian and French markets have elevated by 10% in comparison with the summer time of 2019, with sturdy progress in Morocco (+60%), Poland (+46%) and Portugal (+30%).

Programming in the summertime season with the UK and Germany has nearly recovered to the 2019 stage, with a 96% restoration, i.e. -4% in each markets.

In any case, it’s value allowing for that the scheduling of seats and actions is at all times topic to vary by the airways.

Through the two years of the pandemic, Aena offered airways with incentives designed particularly for the COVID-19 state of affairs. Now, with the restoration of site visitors, the corporate is regaining a industrial incentive just like the one it provided to airways earlier than the pandemic. The motivation will apply from 1 April to 31 October (summer time) and from 1 November to 31 March 2024 (winter).

This scheme encourages new routes to unserved locations, progress on routes at airports with lower than 3 million passengers and progress on routes to Asia.

The motivation consists of the reimbursement of 100% of the airport passenger fare akin to the variety of passengers of every airline opening routes to locations not served by the airport or rising (in comparison with the earlier equal season), on routes working at airports with lower than 3 million passengers or to Asia. The utmost variety of passengers to be incentivised by every airline is capped by the variety of passengers the airline grows on the airport and within the community as a complete.