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Malaga Airport lost more than eight million passengers up to July this year

Malaga Airport lost more than eight million passengers up to July this year
/ ÑITO SALAS
  • In July the Costa del Sol was the fourth busiest airport in Spain, but with 74% fewer passengers

Together, Spain's airports lost around seven million passengers in the month of July, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures released by Spanish operator Aena.

The year-on-year difference is greater in tourist destinations such as the Costa de Sol, with Malaga Airport counting 575,724 passengers in July, 74.2% down on the same month in 2019.

The Costa del Sol did manage to keep its place as the fourth busiest airport in Spain last month, however, behind Mallorca, Madrid and Barcelona and ahead of rival destinations such as Ibiza, Alicante and Gran Canaria.

Looking at the first seven months of 2020 as a whole, Malaga Airport has lost more than eight million passengers, compared with the first seven months of 2019.

The scenario could not be more different from this time last year, when the tourism sector was celebrating an increase of almost four per cent in the number passengers using Malaga's airport in July, as many as 2.2 million.