The article here on the Ideal site has the details of the increase in airport passengers in May 2017 compared with the same month last year. A lot of the increase was from international flights.

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Almeria Airport rises in May 18.5% in passengers

Travelers amounted to 102,482, thanks to a strong growth of almost 40% in international traffic, as seven out of ten users opted for connections abroad

The airport of Almería ended in May with 102,482 passengers, an increase of 18.5% compared to the same month of 2016. This remarkable increase was largely due to the strong pace of growth that re-marked international traffic . Most of the booked users traveled on commercial flights (excluding general and executive aviation), as they added 101,421. Of these, 29,578 did so with origin or destination in some Spanish city, while 71,843 opted for flights abroad.

In relation to foreign activity, which rose 39.5%, the United Kingdom and Belgium were the markets with the most demand in absolute terms. From the point of view of growth, the number of passengers on flights with the Netherlands (59.2%), the United Kingdom (52.2%), Luxembourg (32.8%) and Sweden (23.6% %).

Thanks to this good performance, international traffic contributed 70.8% of the airport's commercial passengers, a ratio that exceeded by 10.4 points that reached in May 2016. In terms of operations, over the past month 1,258 flights were operated at the Almería Airport, of which 1,014 were commercial (up 7.9%).

Accumulated data

The upward trend in traffic in May contributed to a positive result for the accumulated passenger data in the first five months of the year. The number of users who transited through the airport in that period amounted to 322,842, an increase of 2.4% over the same period of 2016. Especially notable was, again, the increase in foreign traffic. Of the 317,629 commercial passengers booked, 144,379 traveled to or from international destinations, which represents an increase of 31.9% compared to January-May last year. The number of flights, in turn, amounted to 4,453, of which 3,516 were commercial operations.

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