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AENA Predict Bumper Easter Arrivals

Friday April 15, 2011

AENA Predict Bumper Easter Arrivals

Spanish airport authority AENA are predicting a bumper Easter for Lanzarote’s tourist industry. With total passenger arrivals set to soar by 16.5% versus Easter 2010.

According to AENA’s figures this will translate into 244,536 passengers passing through Arrecife airport, with 1,691 flights to Lanzarote scheduled to touch down during the next two weeks.

Across the Canary Islands as a whole, 1.5 million passengers are expected to fly in between Friday 15th and Monday 25th April, an increase of 9.4% when compared with figures for Easter 2010.  Gran Canaria is expected to welcome 450,695 holidaymakers.  Whilst Tenerife South airport will handle the arrival of 385,840 passengers, a rise of 16.4% in relation to Easter 2010.

Fuerteventura also looks set to receive a greater level of air traffic, with 218,072 passengers or 23% more visitors than for the same period last year.

A small decrease in arrivals is anticipated at the airport of Tenerife North, with -1.7% less people expected to travel to this part of the island this Easter. And the smaller islands of El Hierro and La Gomera look set to maintain the same level of traffic through their airports as in 2010. Meanwhile, La Palma is looking at a decline in visitor numbers of 9.7%.

The busiest day throughout the Easter period for flight arrivals in the Canaries will be Saturday 16th April, with an anticipated 181,783 holidaymakers arriving during the day.

This influx of tourists is also obviously expected to boost occupany levels in Lanzarote villas, hotels and apartments across the Easter period too.

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