Portuguese airports welcomed record numbers of tourists in July

September 16, 2023
Portuguese airports welcomed record numbers of tourists in July Portugal's airports welcomed the highest number of passengers in July, with a total of 7 million tourists, up 12.5% ​​on the previous year. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), some 117,000 passengers arrived in July, compared with 104,300 passengers recorded in the same period last year. Passenger numbers also increased compared to 2019 levels, when no COVID-19 restrictions were in place, showing an 11.1% increase in arrivals. In addition, Quick Air Transport statistics show that in July, seven million passengers and tons of goods and mail passed through the country's airports, the number of passengers increased by 12.5% ​​and transport goods and mail decreased by 5.7%. Compared to July 2019, the increase was 10.8% and 1.5%, respectively. In the first half of the year, from January to July, passenger numbers increased by 25.2% compared to last year. On the other hand, freight transportation decreased by 1.3%. Again, comparing 2022 levels to 2019 levels, freight volumes increased by 11.8 and 8.2%, respectively. During the seventh month of the year, around 81% of passengers arriving in Portugal corresponded to international traffic, bringing the total to three million passengers, and 69% of them came from mainland Europe – 13% more than with July 2022. . Americans were the second nationality to visit Portugal in July, accounting for 8.6% of total arrivals, about 9.1% more than in 2022. Airports on the American continent were the second destination of passengers, accounting for 9.8% of total arrivals. total and increased by 13.6%. Most arrivals took place at Porto Airport, which handled 22.4% of all passengers, up 25.7% on the previous year, while Faro Airport saw a 19.2% increase in arrivals. Looking at the number of passengers boarding international flights between January and July, the majority of them were from the UK, followed by those from France and Spain.

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