Record Number of Travellers Pass Through Spanish Airports

Spain is always at it’s busiest throughout the summer but August 2015 proved to be a record month for airline passengers.

Across the Aena Airports Network, which includes Mardid, Malaga and Barcelona, a record 24,001,019 passengers passed through, representing a 4.7% increase over the same period in 2014.

Doubtless this was helped by the troubles in other popular tourist destinations including Turkey, Tunisia and Greece with many holidays to those areas being cancelled in favour of Spain.

At the top of the list was Madrid-Barajas which saw a 14% increase over last year recording 4,550,487 passengers. Barcelona-El Prat came in second with Malaga coming in fourth place with a 3.7% and 3.4% increase, respectively.

The year-to-date figures are also record breaking with a total of 140,154,463 recorded so far. This is a 5.2% increase over the same period last year.

Across the board the majority of airports registered an increase. However, Tenerife saw a slight decrease registering -2,7% over August 2014. Almeria and Gerona also saw a decline in passenger numbers.

Housing Price Index Shows Increase

2015 Second Quarter

At the close of the quarter the annual rate of the HPI stands at 4.0%. This represents an increase in house prices to 4.2% when compared with the previous quarter.

Following a decrease of 0.6% over the first quarter of the year, the second quarter finished with a flurry increasing by 2 and a half points from 1.5% to 4.0% with increases showing in both new and resale property.

The index for new properties increased to 4.9%, representing almost one full point increase on the previous quarter, while the index for resale property increaseed 2.7 points finishing the quarter at 3.8%.

The rates also increased across the country with all autonomous communitites registering an increase, other than Castilla La Mancha, where the rate remained at 1.8%.

The greatest increases were shown in Cantabria and the Balaeric Islands with increases of 5.4 and 4.5 points, respectively.