Bilbao Airport exceeds pre-pandemic figures in January, boosted by international tourism
The positive inertia that the Bilbao Airport Routes Committee perceived at the end of 2022 has been confirmed with the first data of the new year. Last month, total traffic grew by 1.7% compared to 2019 and reached 339,841 people thanks to the international impulse. In this way, the figures that were handled before the pandemic have been surpassed.
The big recovery has come in international traffic, with an increase of 88.3% compared to the first month of 2019 and 110,199 people. This is excellent news for the Basque Country’s main external connectivity node. The growth in domestic activity also increased compared to the figures of three years ago (9.6%) and Bilbao Airport received 228,615 people.
The positive tone at the start of 2023 was maintained in operations. Landing and take-off movements at the Bizkaia terminal totalled 3,134, representing a recovery of 89.9%.