Aena Aeropuertos in Spain notched a new record in 2017, after 249.2 million passengers used its network of 46 airports and two heliports.
The 8.2% increase over 2016 represented a second consecutive all-time high for the 51% state-owned network.
Madrid-Barajas remained the main aviation gateway with a 5.9% increase to 53.4 million followed by Barcelona (7.1% growth to 47.2 million).
Seven airports surpassed the 10 million passenger mark and only four saw traffic drop in 2017.
Aena Aeropuertos managed to shake off the effects of the economic recession in 2016 – a year after its partial privatisation – to move past the previous record of 210.4 million, set in 2007.
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