Low Cost Airline Numbers Down

December 17, 2012

Low cost airlines operating in the Canary Islands transported 5.5 million passengers in the first eleven months of the year, representing a fall of 2.3 per cent over the same period last year.

However, according to data released Monday by the Institute of Tourism Studies (IET), a good deal of that contraction was due to far fewer, (4.2 per cent), passengers during November.

Despite the fall in numbers in November, the month saw the arrival of more than 504,000 visitors and while down on last year, the islands remain the most popular November holiday destination in Spain.

Meanwhile, traditional airlines made something of a comeback this year, carrying 3.7 million passengers in the year to November, up 2.5 per cent on last year.