According to the figures published by Aena, the Spanish airports served in 2013 6,735,696 less passengers than in 2012 (-3.48%). The amount is not so bad if we consider the traffic evolution from January to August 2013 when airlines had lost 6,818,968 passengers with regard to the same period of 2012. Hence, from September to December airlines have served 83,272 more passengers than in the same period of 2012.
Between January and August, IAG – made up from Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling and British Airways – had lost 1.64 million passengers. The overall loss increased up to 1.85 million within the whole 2013. Also, Air Nostrum decreased 1.06 million passengers (14%).
Also Ryanair kept losing passengers between September and December. They had lost 2.31 million until August and that amount increased to reach 3.14 million in December.
EasyJet, who had lost 1.30 million, ends the year with 1.78 million less passengers.
Air Berlin had 1.09 million less clients in the Spanish airports in 2013. This is 9.9% less than in 2012. They had lost 733,553 passengers between January and August.
Canarias Airlines, Naysa, Binter (all three operated as Binter), together with the Islas Airways cease of operations in October 2012, it all helps to understand their evolutions.
The bright side of the stats in the Spanish airports shows Air Europa, leading the list of good news, with 1.25 million passengers more in 2013 (10%). This amount was only 0.55 million within the period January to August.
Norwegian keeps its strong increase with 1.02 million more passengers in 2013 (46%), followed by Jet2 with 0.65 million (26%).
Moreover, it is worth noting the increases for Lufthansa (0.34 million passenger or 10%), Transavia (0.29 million or 12%) and Monarch (0.27 million or 8%).
It is also remarkable the strong increase of Emirates (47%), Germania (46%), Turkish Airlines (31%) and Aeroflot (28%).
In total, out of the main 50 airlines, 30 increased passengers.
For further information, you can check the following lists:
- Main 50 operators by number of passengers
- Main 50 operators by growth in passengers (left)
- Main 50 operators by growth in percentage (right)