The César Manrique airport in Lanzarote received a total of 692,985 passengers last March, which represents an increase of 3.6 percent compared to 2019, the pre-pandemic year, and 14 percent compared to the same month of March. 2022, being the third in influx of the entire Canary Islands, according to the data provided by AENA.


The Gran Canaria Airport was the one that registered the highest number of passengers in this third month of the year with 1,290,562, which represents a recovery of 99% compared to March 2019 and an increase of 22.1% compared to the same month last year. last year.


It is followed by Tenerife Sur Airport, which with 1,158,755 passengers registers an increase of 4.6% compared to 2019 and 16.4% over 2022, while César Manrique-Lanzarote is the third in number of passengers with those with 692,985 (+3.6% and +14%, respectively);


After Lanzarote is the aerodrome of Fuerteventura, with 541,932 (+6.3% and +12.9%); Tenerife North-City of La Laguna, with 493,829 (+5.5% and +17.3%); La Palma, with 119,011 (-13.2% and +30.9%) and El Hierro, with 23,205 (+16.1% and +11.9%). In the case of La Gomera, with 7,909 passengers, it is where the highest percentage growth is registered, with an increase of 50.8% compared to the same month of 2019 and 30.4% more than the passengers reached in March 2022.


The airports of the Canary Islands have closed the month of March 2023 with 4,328,188 passengers, thus exceeding the data for the same month of 2019, a pre-pandemic year, by 2.5%, and increasing the figures for March 2022 by 17.6% .


In March 2023, 38,450 aircraft movements were managed, which means 3.1% more than in 2019 and an increase of 11.3% over 2022. In addition, 2,831 tons of merchandise were managed, which represents a recovery of the 83.3% compared to the same month of 2019 and 0.9% more than in March 2022.


Of the total number of travelers registered in March, 4,264,949 corresponded to passengers on commercial flights, of which 2,689,388 traveled on international flights (representing a 97.5% recovery compared to March 2019 and 15, 5% more than in 2022) and 1,575,561 did so in nationals (9.9% more than before the pandemic and 20.8% more than last year).


Accumulated January-March


So far this year, the Canary Islands airports have registered 12,167,163 passengers, exceeding by 5.3% the accumulated data from January to March 2019 and by 29.4% those of 2022.


Of the number of travelers on commercial flights, 7,650,390 did so on international flights (1.2% more compared to the accumulated figure of 2019 and 30.5% more compared to the same period in 2022) and 4,345,777 did so on flights nationals (11% more than before the pandemic and 27.5% more than last year).