Busy days at Spanish airports

by Lorraine Williamson
Spanish airports

It gets busy on the roads, but also at the Spanish airports during this holiday period. Domestic and foreign tourists go travel. The Aena airport network expects to operate a total of 36,626 flights during this “long weekend” of May, which began on Tuesday, April 30 and will last until Sunday, May 5.

This is 30% more than the 28,373 flights of the same period in 2023. But by one day more, according to data provided by the airport manager to the Spanish newspaper Europa Press. Aena is the largest airport infrastructure management company in the world in terms of passenger volume. Aena’s airports in Spain, 46 airports and 2 heliports, are connected to almost 90 countries and 370 destinations worldwide.

Number of flights scheduled last year

Last year, 28,373 flights were scheduled in the five days between April 28 and May 2. Then May 1 and 2 fell on a Monday and a Tuesday, respectively. That meant that many Spaniards were able to extend their weekend.

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Top five Spanish airports with most scheduled flights

The three airports with the most flights during these days are Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Mallorca Airport. Madrid airport leads the way with 6,537 flights, with Wednesday 1 and Sunday 5 May being the busiest days.

In second place is El Prat, which will carry out 5,786 planned movements during these six days. Palma de Mallorca airport follows with a total of 4,759 flights will operate. Málaga-Costa del Sol (3,007 flights) and Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández (2,088 flights) are also busy, closing the list of five airports.

Flight schedules are subject to change

Flight schedules are subject to changes that may occur in the operations of the different airlines, depending on the different unexpected situations that may arise.

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