Ibiza Airport: Records Continue to Tumble

Ibiza tourist figures released this week revealed a few interesting stats for August 2017.

Hotel occupancy for August dropped 6 points to 86.87% (Airbnb? Unlicensed Villas?) yet Ibiza Airport continued to post record figures with 1,409,848 passengers arriving and departing during the island’s busiest month, a 6.7% rise year on year

Ibiza Airport Figures for August 2017

  1. Spanish – 419,549, a fall of 2.6%
  2. British – 400,722, a 6.7% rise and 28.4% of all arrivals breaking the 400K barrier for the first time ever
  3. Italian – 217,822, an increase of 0.7%
  4. German – 116,145 a fall of 5.7%
  5. Dutch – 86,482 an increase of 7.8%
  6. French – 65,074 an increase of +13.1%

Ibiza Airport Records Tumble

2016 Jan-Aug – 5,322,949 passengers
2017 Jan-Aug -5,680,475 passengers
36.4% Spanish an increase of 5.8%
25.7% British an increase of 10.5%

Emerging Markets

The Dutch market continues to boom with 70,000 more passengers so far this year, a massive increase of 22.3% from Jan-Aug while the Italian market has grown 6.1% with 697,627 passengers in the first 8 months of 2017.

Meanwhile German numbers continue to fall with a 4% decrease to 455,614: 20,000 less than 2016. If this trend continues then the Dutch market will overtake the German within the next 2 years

Sixth on the list is the French market which continues to grow although it is still a long way behind the others.  216,730 French passengers passed through the airport in the first 8 months of 2017, 11.2% more than in the same period of the previous year.  The best of the rest are much further behind: Switzerland, with just over 120,000 travellers in the first 8 months of 2017, while Belgium is approaching 100,000.

Russians and Americans

The much lauded Russian and North American markets only accounted for 2391 and 278 passengers respectively in August 2017 although many come via connecting flights from Madrid and Barcelona so will be included in the Spanish figures.

Source: Diario de Ibiza

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

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