More passengers

Passenger numbers in Portugal’s airports increased by 7.6 per cent in April compared to the same month in 2008, however this is not enough to balance out the accumulated loss since the start of the year.

According to statistics from Portugal’s airport management company, ANA Aeroportos, 2.1 million passengers travelled through the country’s airports this April compared to 1.9 million the previous year.

In total this year, there has been an overall fall of 5.9 per cent in passenger numbers compared to the first four months of 2008.