Passengers at airports increased by 16.5% to 52.7 million

Data refer to last year.

Companies from the transport and warehousing sector recorded an acceleration in the growth of turnover, which amounted to 20.3 billion euros last year, the INE said Friday.

The increases in the number of passengers transported were transversal to the various modes, with special emphasis on air: 16.5%, compared with 14.3% in 2016.

The INE also highlights the 6% increase in transport by rail, 5.1% in the metropolitan area and 5.5% in waterways.

According to the statistics agency, freight transport also showed generally positive developments.

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