SPAIN. Airports company Aena has revealed the impact of COVID-19 on its full-year traffic figures, with passenger numbers plummeting by -72.4% compared to 2019, reaching 76 million.

Within this, international volumes fell by -77.8% to 41.9 million and domestic numbers were down by -60.6% to 33.7 million.

Madrid-Barajas passenger numbers fell by -72.3% year-on-year in 2020, with a hugely negative impact on anchor retailer Dufry

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport had the highest number of passengers in the network at 17,112,389, which is a -72.3% decrease compared to 2019. Next was Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, with 12,739,259 (-75.8%); Palma de Mallorca, with 6,108,486 (-79.4%); Malaga Costa del Sol, with 5,161,636 (-74%); Gran Canaria, with 5,134,372 (-61.3%); Alicante-Elche, with 3,739,499 (-75.1%); Tenerife Sur, with 3,392,329 (-69.6%); and Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, with 2,795,952 passengers (-52.1%).

Tight travel restrictions that were imposed in Spain due to the spread of COVID-19 remain in place.