Despite the fact that activity at the airports of the CAV remains below the average before the pandemic, Aena has reported an increase in operations compared to July 2020.
The airports of Bilbao, Hondarribia and Foronda have begun their recovery towards normality in July , although the figures are still notably lower than those of July 2019, the last summer before the covid-19 pandemic.
The Loiu airport (Bilbao) in July received 354 710 passengers , an increase of 135.1% compared to the previous year. However, activity has remained at half of what it was in 2019.
Regarding the Hondarribia airport , it has registered a total of 20,743 passengers in July, which has meant an increase of 426% compared to July 2020. The figure is still 37% lower than that of 2019.
In Álava, the Foronda airport has accounted, according to Aena, 18 211 passengers, an increase of 211% compared to the same period in 2020. This is the only airport, moreover, that has increased its activity compared to 2019, with an increase in 3.7%.
The increase in operations at the three airports of the CAV has been notable compared to July 2020. Loiu has registered 3,411 operations, 118% higher than last year, while Hondarribia experienced an increase of 74% with 410 operations. Foronda, for its part, registered 1,270 operations, 23.8% more than in 2020.