Air traffic at Portuguese airports up 6.8% in Q2

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Flights to and from Portugal’s national airports increased 6.8% to 15.5 million passengers in the second quarter of 2018.

However, it was a reduction like-for-like on the 11.9% seen in the first quarter of 2018 according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
In terms of landings, between April and June, there were 58,000, an increase of 4.7% like-for-like on 2017 (7% in Q1) with a small but significant increase (+6.2%), contrasting with a reduction of 8.3% seen in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Lisbon airport moved 7.7 million passengers in Q2, increasing 10.7% (+15.9%) in Q1) but passenger numbers contracted 49.6% overall for all national airports.
In Porto, passenger numbers were up 11.1% (+12.0% on Q1) to 3.2 million passengers, while at Faro there was a reduction of 1.4% (after stabilising out in the previous quarter) with reductions too at Ponta Delgada (-0.6%) and Funchal (-4.7%).
International traffic was responsible for 82% of all flights with 12.7 million passengers. At the airports of Faro, Lisbon and Porto the weight of passenger traffic flying into the country corresponded to 95.5%, 87.6% and 83.4% of the total respectively.