Ibiza Airport Passengers Double in a Decade
2017 Set to Break 8 Million
June Arrival/Departure every 4 mins.
Anybody thinking Ibiza must be reaching its tourism capacity can think again. Latest figures from Spanish airport authority AENA show the island continues to break its own records, month on month and year on year.
Ibiza airport throughput* for the first half of 2017 to the end of June, was just under 3 million passengers, a 10% increase on 2016.
If the same level of increase is achieved for the entire year it would take passenger throughput past 8 million for the first time.
4 to 8 million in 11 years
But perhaps the most startling figure is the comparison between now and 2006. In just over a decade the number has increased from 4 million to 8 million. It is not as if anybody would have said Ibiza was quiet in 2006, far from it.
The number of air passengers near doubling in a decade puts into sharp focus our success in promoting Ibiza as a destination, and our greatest challenges in now meeting the high expectations of our visitors, balanced with the needs of the resident community.
*These statistics count throughput, i.e. each passenger movement in and out, of Ibiza. They also include non-tourism passengers. AENA statistics are published earlier than the official FRONTUR tourism statistics, and so are useful in assessing trends, but the FRONTUR figures provide more accurate numbers.