Lanzarote airport down 2.1 million passengers in first half of year
Lanzarote airport lost 2.1 million passengers in the first half of 2020 according to Aena figures, with 1.4 million travellers received between January and June this year, compared to 3.5 million in the same period of 2019, which represents a decrease of 60.3%.
In April and May, in full state of alarm for the coronavirus pandemic, the César Manrique airport only registered 11,430 passengers, 3,142 in the first month and 8,288 in the second.
As a result, passenger traffic fell 99.5% in April and 98.5% in May.
Already in June, with the end of de-escalation, the number of passengers at the Lanzarote airport rose to 40,966. However, compared to the same month of 2019, that is still a decrease of 93.2%.
As for the first three months of the year, passenger traffic also fell. I
n January by 7.1% when it received 528,733 passengers, while in February, with 542,349 travelers, it fell by 1.8%.
In March, with the beginning of the health crisis, 302,605 passengers were received in the Lanzarote airport, 54.8% less than last year.
Regarding the number of flight operations (arrivals and departures) registered at the César Manrique airport in the first semester of 2020, there were 13,401, 55.2% less than the same period in 2019.
Finally, freight traffic from January to June of this year was 329,366 kilograms, which represents a decrease of 79.5%.