Vitoria International Airport beats its all-time record for freight volume

Vitoria International Airport has once again broken its all-time record for cargo traffic by handling 73,620 tonnes in 2022, the highest figure in its 42 years of operation, increasing the previous record from 2021 by 1.5%.
The strong growth of the e-commerce sector and its strategic location as the air gateway to southwest Europe are some of the things behind the magnificent evolution of cargo activity at Vitoria International Airport. A logistics infrastructure that has practically doubled its number of tonnes of goods handled in the last 10 years. In 2020—the year in which the pandemic seriously affected air traffic—it only saw a slight decrease of 0.2% in its annual cargo traffic, while the average fall in the AENA network was 26.3%.
This airport stands at fourth place in the cargo traffic ranking for Spanish airports. More than 32 nightly operations from Monday to Friday connect the Peninsula with the continent and with the rest of the world in just 24-48 hours, via routes to Santiago, Oporto, Lisbon, Seville, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Paris, the East Midlands, Brussels, Cologne, Leipzig and Milan. Air is connected to land, serving the north of Spain (Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Navarre, La Rioja, Aragon, and a large area of Castile & Leon) and southwest France (the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, from Bayonne to Pau).

Evolution of freight traffic at Vitoria International Airport 2012-2022

(figures in tonnes)