Passenger traffic at airports maintains trend and grows 7.3% in February


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National airports handled 4.3 million passengers in February, corresponding to a year-on-year increase of 7.3%, maintaining the growth trend of recent months, according to INE data released today.

According to the rapid statistics on air transport published by the National Statistics Institute (INE), in February there were still all-time highs in monthly passenger numbers at national airports, with an average daily landing of 76,600 passengers, 4% more than in February 2023.

France was the main country of origin and destination for flights, despite a drop of 6.6% in the number of passengers disembarked and 6.4% in those embarked compared to the same period last year (-6.6%; -6.4%).

This was followed by Spain and the United Kingdom as the main countries of origin, and in reverse positions as the main countries of destination.

In February, national airports handled 19,600 tons of cargo and mail, an increase of 16.3% on the same month last year.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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