According to INE data, since the beginning of 2023, monthly passenger numbers at national airports have always been higher than pre-pandemic levels. In April 2023, there was an average daily disembarkation of around 99,000 passengers at national airports, a value higher than that registered in April 2022 (83.9 thousand; +18.4%) and 10.8% above the verified in April 2019 (89.6 thousand).

Between January and April 2023, the number of passengers increased by 41.1% compared to the same period in 2022, while the movement of cargo and mail remained unchanged. Compared with the same period in 2019, there were increases of 13.7% and 10.7%, respectively.

France remained the main origin and destination country for international passenger flights, followed by the United Kingdom and Spain. In the first four months of 2023, Spain and Italy registered the highest increases compared to the same period of 2022: +65.7% and +67.8%, respectively, in disembarked passengers; +68.0% and +67.9%, in the same order, in boarded passengers.