More tourists heading to the Balearics
Spain received more than 2.3 million passengers international airports in June, down 75.8% from the same period in 2019, but it is the best figure since the start of the pandemic.
The Balearic Islands received 664,013 international visitors in June, or 28.4% of the national quota, according to Turespaña.
“The introduction of the European Union Digital Covid Certificate in Spain at the beginning of June and the authorization of non-essential travel from the UK had a positive impact on international passenger arrivals and marked the start of the summer season in better conditions than in 2020 ”, said the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés.
the easing of Covid restrictions and the opening up of tourism led to a rebound in UK bookings in June.
In June, 156,341 passengers arrived in Spain from UK airports, or 232% more than in May.
579,059 tourists came from Germany and traveled mainly to the Balearic Islands; 247,752 were from France and traveled mainly to Catalonia and Madrid; 209,177 were from Italy and traveled mainly to the Balearics and Madrid and 176,737 were from the Netherlands and mainly traveled to the Balearics, Valencia and Andalusia.
In June, the Balearics had the most international visitors with 28.4% of the total, followed by Madrid with 21.3% or 497,397; Catalonia with 15.6% or 364,092; Andalusia with 12.3% or 286,312; the Valencian Community with 11.4% or 266,596 and the Canary Islands with 9.6% or 224,538.
Palma airport had the highest volume of international passengers with 508,122, followed by Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas with 497,394, Barcelona with 349,755 and Malaga with 237,394.
53.1% of passengers who flew to Spain from international airports used low cost airlines and the remaining 46.9% chose traditional airlines.