Bilbao Airport is gradually recovering its activity. The summer season and the wide range of domestic routes, with new destinations in the portfolio, have been a great boost for “La Paloma” operations.
At the end of June, the Bilbao airfield had recovered almost 50% of the traffic of 2019, when the almost 6 million travelers who passed through the terminal boosted Loiu to a record year.
Although these numbers are still a bit far off, the data for the months of May and June allow us to be optimistic. Bilbao Bizkaia is once again connected to the main national cities, including the new additions to Murcia, Castellón and La Palma.
Barcelona and Madrid continue to be the destinations with the highest influx of passengers, although both the Balearic and Canary Islands, have been gaining ground in these months of sun and beach.
Regarding international connectivity, it moves more slowly due, in large part, to the uncertainty around COVID-19, the restrictions of different countries when receiving tourists, as well as the Covid-EU Digital Passport, in operation throughout the European Union since the beginning of July.
However, the recently launched connections with the Moroccan capital of Tangier and Romana, in northern Italy, as well as the consolidation of links to Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt are valued very positively.