Airport passenger numbers taking off

FLYING HIGH: Murcia-San Javier Airport almost hit the million passenger mark for the year Photo credit: Twitter

IN the same week that Alicante-Elche Airport announced growing passenger numbers and breaking all previous records, Murcia-San Javier has smashed some records of their own.

For the month of September, the number of passengers using the airport reached 141,446, representing an increase year-on-year of 5.4 per cent, and for the year as a whole almost touched the million mark with 982,495.  According to airport managers AENA, these figures show a 9.3 per cent increase compared to the equivalent nine month period in 2016.   Overall last year, Murcia-San Javier Airport dealt with 1,096,980 passengers which was 2.7 per cent up on 2015.   The authorities believe that this figure will be more than beaten by the end of December.

Numbers of landing and take-off operations registered since the start of the year have reached 7,038 and a growth of 4.4 per cent; for September 975 flights were handled at Murcia-San Javier and are up 5 per cent.

AENA have also announced that passenger growth across all the airports under their control amounts to 8.3 per cent between January and September.

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