Spanish airports handled more than 1 million flights in the first half of 2017, as Aena eyes another record year for passenger traffic.
The 46 airports and two heliports in the majority state-run Aena network saw an overall 6.2% year-on-year rise in flights from 1 January to 30 June, reaching 1.01 million.
Total passenger volume in the first half increased by 9.1% to 113.35 million. Main hub Madrid-Barajas led the way with a 7.5% rise to 25.38 million, and a 2.7% increase in aircraft movements to 188,861. Second-placed Barcelona-El Prat registered 22 million passengers and 153,524 flights (growth of 8.5% and 4.9% respectively).
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