Simple Flying - Daniel Martinez Garbuno
Ryanair is the top airline in the country according to the number of carried passengers in 2022.
The airports administrated by the Spanish company Aena (which include Madrid Barajas International, Barcelona-El Prat, and Palma de Mallorca) recovered around 88.5% of their pre-pandemic traffic levels in 2022. In December alone, the passenger traffic recovery was 98.1%, signaling an almost complete bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.
Aena’s administered airports received in 2022 over 243.6 million passengers. This State company runs 48 airports throughout Spain. The Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) led the country with 50.63 million passengers last year, which represents an 18% decrease compared to 2019 levels prior to the pandemic.