Canary Islands airports dealt with a total of 3,560,704 passenger journeys in February, representing an increase of 6.1% over the same month of last year, thanks to the pull of routes from mainland spain, according to data from Aena.
Of the total commercial passenger journeys (3,505,207), 2.39 million correspond to international routes, a number that repeats almost the same figures as last year, 1.1 million to domestic flights, which have contributed 22 percent more travelers .
The archipelago’s airport with the highest passenger traffic was that of Gran Canaria, with 1,125,270 flight (+7.1%), followed by Tenerife Sur, with 928,910 (+0.9%).
Lanzarote airport follows, with 547,211 passengers (+2.7%); Fuerteventura, with 476.887 (+8.5%); then Tenerife North, with 359.285 (+21.1%); La Palma, with 104,754 (+3.6%); El Hierro, with 15,856 (+42.5%); and La Gomera, with 2,531 (+8.6%).
In the first two months of the year, Canary Islands airports have seen a total of 7.25 million passenger journeys, 5.9 percent more than in the same period of 2017.
Of the total commercial traffic recorded for the first two months of the year, 4.87 million passenger journeys were on international routes, an increase of 0.1%, and 2.28 million were national, 21.5% more.