Gran Canaria airport, a leader this summer

Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, have predicted that Gran Canaria Airport will generate the most air traffic in the Canary Islands this coming summer, with 8.3 million seats pre-scheduled by the companies flying here, showing a growth of 5.5% in relation to the Summer season of 2016.

In total, 46 airlines have planned to operate 202 routes to and from the airport of Gran Canaria, which means an increase of 25 new connections compared to last summer.

Gran Canaria recorded the best data in its history in 2016 with the arrival of 4.2 million tourists and a 12% increase compared to 2015. The German market returned to be most important for the island with 950,000 visitors, growing by 11%, while the Nordic market increased by 3% have transported a total of 938,000 tourists.

The most notable increase was from the British market with 787,000 tourists and a 25% increase, followed very closely by the national domestic market, which rose by 17 % and represented 551,000 tourists flying in from mainland Spain. In terms of emerging markets, France reached 100,000 visitors, three times more than three years ago.