The Spanish semi-public group Aenamanager of 46 airports in Spainsaw his net profit soar during the first nine months of the year thanks to the dynamism of tourism.
The operator earned 1.14 billion euros in net profits since January, or 71% more than the figure for the same period of 2022 (665 million euros). This figure is slightly higher than that generated by the semi-public group during the first nine months of 2019 (1.14 billion), the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic. Consolidated revenues reached 3.7 billion euros, an increase of 20% compared to last year.
These good financial results can be explained by the surge in passenger traffic, driven by the recovery of the tourism sector in Spain, the leading summer destination in Europe in terms of number of vacationers. Since January, Aena has recorded 216.6 million passengers transiting through its Spanish airports, an increase of 17.6% compared to the same period last year.
For the 2023/2024 winter season, airlines operating at Spanish airports have scheduled 126.6 million seats and almost 731,000 commercial flights, Aena announced. This represents 15.1% more seats than those operated during the same season in 2022-2023.
By including London-Luton airport and the airports managed by the Spanish group in Brazil, Aena, which is 51% owned by the Spanish state, welcomed 240 million passengers, or 17.4% more than in 2022. It forecasts a total of 280 million passengers over the whole of 2023.