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14 The Portugal News • 21 Jul 2018                                 News


       Traffic at airports continues to climb




      The ten airports managed by ANA in Portugal saw traffic increase by 6.9 percent in the second quarter compared to the
      same period last year, to 15.3 million passengers, or around a million more, according to figures from ANA’s parent
      company Vinci Airports.

                                                                                              Jet2,” the company added.    The overnight stays by German
                                                                                              The average load factor for  visitors (14.1 percent of the total)
                                                                                              commercial flights reached 86.1  increased 4.8 percent in May,
                                                                                              percent, with Portugal being a  although since the beginning of
                                                                                              popular destination for European  the year this market shows a
                                                                                              tourists, mainly from Spain,  slight decrease of 0.5 percent.
                                                                                              France, the United Kingdom   The French market (11.9 percent
                                                                                              (UK) and Germany.            of the total) grew 1.1 percent in
                                                                                              The 23 airlines have opened a  May. Between January and May,
                                                                                              total of 48 new routes in Portugal.  this market increased by 2.4
                                                                                              In the second quarter, traffic on  percent.
                                                                                              the 36 platforms managed by  Overnight stays by residents of
                                                                                              Vinci Airports increased by 7.4  Spain (6 percent of the total)
                                                                                              percent year-on-year, bringing  registered an increase of 5.7
                                                                                              the total number of passengers  percent in May and a slight
                                                                                              to 42.9 million.             decrease since the beginning of
                                                                                              In related news, Portugal’s  the year (0.3 percent).
                                                                                              National Statistics Institute (INE)  According to figures released by
                                                                                              has highlighted the “remarkable  INE on Friday, the hotel industry
                                                                                              growth” of tourists from the  registered 2.0 million guests
                                                                                              United States visiting the country,  and 5.4 million overnight stays
                                                                                              which rose again in May by 18.3  in May, corresponding to
                                                                                              percent.                     increases of 3.5 percent and 1.1
                                                                                              According to INE, the Brazilian  percent, against decreases of
                                                                                              market accounted for the second  5.2 percent and 8.3 percent in
                                                                                              highest increase, of 10 percent.  April.
                                                                                              In the first five months of the year,  Resident overnight stays rose
                                                                                              the highest growth was seen in  5.4 percent, while those of non-
                                                                                              the same markets (20.5 percent  residents increased by 0.2
                                                                                              and 12.6 percent, respectively)  percent (-10.6 percent and -7.5
                                                                                              and also in the Canadian market  percent in April, respectively, a
                                                                                              (12.7 percent), INE said.    month affected by Easter),
      Passenger numbers at Portugal’s airports have continued to record growth, with Porto’s Sá Carneiro
      Passenger numbers at Portugal’s airports have continued to record growth, with Porto’s Sá Carneiro
      Passenger numbers at Portugal’s airports have continued to record growth, with Porto’s Sá Carneiro
      Passenger numbers at Portugal’s airports have continued to record growth, with Porto’s Sá Carneiro  The top 15 issuing markets  according to figures on tourist
      Passenger numbers at Portugal’s airports have continued to record growth, with Porto’s Sá Carneiro
      registering double digit increases. (Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)
      registering double digit increases. (Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)
      registering double digit increases. (Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)
      registering double digit increases. (Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)
      registering double digit increases. (Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)                           accounted for 87.3 percent of  activity produced by INE.
                                                                                              non-resident overnight stays.  The average stay (2.67 nights)
              ccording to figures    Traffic in Faro and Madeira  cancellations,” Vinci said.  The British market (with 22.7  fell by 2.4 percent (-1.5 percent
              released by Vinci Airports,  “remains stable despite the  “This stability reflects the good  percent of total overnight stays by  for residents and -2.0 percent
              the airports of Lisbon and  collapse of Air Monarch and  health of the main lines operated  non-residents) declined 9.0  for non-residents) and the net
       APorto registered growth of   Niki in 2017 and the adverse  in Portugal, including TAP, the  percent in May, with a decrease  bed occupancy rate (54.7
       10.7 percent and 11.2 percent in  weather conditions that have  Portuguese national airline, and  of 7.4 percent in the first five  percent), fell by 0.4 percentage
       the second quarter, respectively.  resulted in many flight  Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and  months of the year.    points.                                         TPN/Lusa
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