Airlines schedule 215.6 million seats for the summer season at Aena’s network airports


Airlines have scheduled 215.6 million seats at Aena’s network airports for the summer season, an increase of 1.6% compared to the final closing summer season schedule in 2019 before the start of the pandemic. This figure is the result of the latest adjustments made by airlines, which are common in the weeks leading up to the start of the season. This data does not include the schedule of flights with Ukraine and Russia, which would represent around 1% of the seats.

In terms of scheduled movements, these represent a little over 1.2 million commercial operations, a decrease of 1.3% compared to the 2019 summer season.

The airports from which most seats are offered are Adolfo Suárez Madrid- Barajas Airport, with more than 42.6 million (95% recovery), and Barcelona- El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport, with more than 36.2 million (90% recovery), compared to 2019.

The airports in the Canary Islands record the largest increase compared to 2019, with a 9% improvement in seats scheduled by airlines, standing at 31.5 million seats. At the forefront is Gran Canaria Airport with 8.5 million, 3% more; followed by Tenerife Sur Airport, with 7.3 million, 12% more; and César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, with 5.6 million, 15% more.

It’s also worth highlighting the expected growth at the airports in the Balearic Islands: Palma de Mallorca Airport, with an increase of 11% in scheduled seats (31.2 million); Ibiza Airport, with 11% (9.3 million); and Menorca Airport, with 40% (5.1 million seats).

By geographical areas, in the domestic market, the offer of seats increases by 7%, with 69.3 million seats destined for Spanish airports, whereas in the international market, the scheduling of seats is down by 1%, with more than 146.4 million.

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After Spain, the countries where airlines have offered a greater number of seats for the 2022 summer season are the United Kingdom, with 35 million (-3%); Germany, with 21.6 million (-6%); and Italy, with 13 million seats offered (+5%).

The overall data for the 2022 summer season are positive, but the degree of uncertainty remains high due to factors such as the evolution of the pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine, and the rise in fuel prices. The scheduling of seats and movements is always subject to change by airlines.