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Air transport. Movement of aircraft and goods. By type of flight

Air transport. Movement of aircraft and goods. By type of flight Catalonia. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Aircraft 376,434 4.2
scheduled traffic 332,760 4.0
unscheduled traffic 17,631 2.7
other 26,043 20.4
Goods (tonnes) 173,097.0 10.8
scheduled traffic 151,957.9 10.4
unscheduled traffic 21,061.5 13.1
other 77.6 179.5
Source: AENA. Air traffic statistics; Department of Territory and Sustainability. Aeroports de Catalunya.
Air transport. Movement of aircraft and goods. By type of flight Spain. 2018
Value Variation (%)
Aircraft 2,300,189 5.8
scheduled traffic 1,834,147 7.1
unscheduled traffic 160,743 -2.6
other 305,299 3.0
Goods (tonnes) 1,011,054.6 10.1
scheduled traffic 821,167.9 12.1
unscheduled traffic 189,147.9 2.5
other 738.8 -36.4
Source: AENA. Air traffic statistics.

Date published: January 14, 2019.

Monthly data

Methodological note

The movement of aircraft and goods measures all flights on scheduled, unscheduled flights, and other types of traffic provided by national or foreign companies.

Movement of goods means the tonnes transported on regular or charter flights. It represents the freight which pays on a particular flight and is calculated once in national and international goods classifications.

Scheduled traffic is understood as a commercial air service with a fixed schedule which occurs regardless of the number of passengers who are flying on the plane.

Unscheduled traffic (or charter) is understood as a commercial air service carried out by means of remuneration where the operation is not reported as a regular service.

Other types of traffic include commercial traffic, which cannot be considered as regular or charter, and non-commercial traffic (include the operations related to the movement of military aircraft, of the State, private, and aerial work).

The Catalonia data includes the movement of aircraft and goods in the airports of Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Girona-Costa Brava, Reus and Lleida-Alguaire. Since the month of February 2015, the data on the Lleida-Alguaire airport has been provided by Airports of Catalonia.

From January 2016, data of passengers, aircrafts and goods are actualized from the Estadísticas de tráfico aéreo published by AENA. This source change involves the review of all published periods up to this date. This review allows for the addition of new information linked with the movements of other types of traffic.