The Canary Islands received 1.3 million international air passengers in March, which has meant an increase of 15 percent compared to the same month of 2021, according to data released this Tuesday by Turespaña, which shows that the archipelago accounted for 20.2 percent percent of foreign arrivals.


Spain received more than 6.5 million international air passengers last March, 30% more than in the same month last year. This month of March has also been the second with the most international passengers since the year 2000.


For the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Héctor Gómez, these data show that Spanish tourism, in the first quarter of the year, “is on track to break all records after the pandemic.” “Spain can boast of having a robust and modern tourism sector that is offering our country stability, security and a future,” he said.


In addition, he stressed that tourism is being a “source of wealth” and one of the best “letters of introduction” abroad. “Our goal as a government is to continue working to improve the quality of our tourism and remain at the forefront of the sector,” she said.