As expected there was a 98% drop in passenger numbers (arrivals and departures) through Fuerteventura airport in May 2020 compared to May 2019. The figure was 6,485. This is in line with all other Spanish airports where there has been a 98 or 99% drop in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year.
The restrictions on passenger traffic imposed to contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic reduced the activity of Canary Islands airports in April 2020 to 1% of normal: 38,731 passengers compared to 3,801,979 in the same month of 2019 .
Aena published Wednesday’s air traffic data for April, the first full month with the state of alarm restrictions in force, particularly strict in the case of the Canary Islands, whose Government expressly requested that the movements of people be limited to the return of residents. and causes of force majeure.
The eight airports on the islands noticed this with air traffic drop of between 96.4%, the least (El Hierro), and 100%, the most (La Gomera).
In total, the islands’ airports managed 2,591 operations (landings and takeoffs) this April, compared to 34,341 in 2019, 92.4% less.
On average, these figures indicate that during the month of April there were only 86 daily flights to the Canary Islands (including arrivals and departures), with 1,291 passengers per day.
By airports, passenger traffic in April was as follows: 15,650 travelers in Gran Canaria (-98.6%), 9,253 in Tenerife North-La Laguna (-98.1%), 4,709 in Tenerife South (-99.5 %), 3,142 in Lanzarote-César Manrique (-99.5%), 3,026 in Fuerteventura (-99.4%), 2,205 in La Palma (-98.3%), 746 in El Hierro (-96.4% ) and zero in La Gomera (-100.0%).
466,638 passengers (Arrivals and Departures) passed through Fuerteventura airport in February 2020. The good news is that it is an 8.7% increase compared to February 2019.
The figures for February in the last few years are:
2013 – 302,235
2014 – 336,295
2015 – 363,147
2016 – 433,162
2017 – 439,555
2018 – 476,887
2019 – 429,397
2020 – 466,638
The total for Jan-Feb 2020 is now 885,844, which is a 1.6% increase on the same period in 2019.
419,214 passengers (Arrivals & Departures) passed through the airport in January 2020. That is a 5.4% decrease compared to January 2019. The number of flights, 3635, was down 9.3%.
Lanzarote had a drop of 7.1% and Tenerife South 6.8% in the same month.