TAMAULIPAS – The five international airports in Tamaulipas have experienced an increase in the number of passengers accumulated through August 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, informed the Secretary of Tourism in the state Benjamín Hernández Rodríguez.
In 2022, he added, these airports received a total of 765 thousand 470 passengers, while in 2023, this figure has increased significantly to 907 thousand 046 passengers, representing an increase of 18.50%.
Specifically, in Tampico, in 2022, 316 thousand 767 passengers were registered, compared to 368 thousand 682 passengers in 2023, which implies an increase of 16.39%. In Reynosa, 347 thousand 228 people were handled who traveled by air last 2022 and so far in 2023, the accumulated amounts to 355 thousand 009 passengers, representing an increase of 2.24%, Matamoros has experienced a growth of 32.13%, from 30 thousand 805 passengers in 2022 to 40 thousand 702 in 2023.
Nuevo Laredo airport presented the most notable growth in the entire state, with a marked increase of 109.00%, receiving 61,081 passengers last year, reaching 127,661 in 2023.
Ciudad Victoria also showed a significant increase, going from 9 thousand 589 passengers in 2022 to 14 thousand 992 in 2023, which is equivalent to an increase of 56.35%.
Compared to 2022, the cumulative to August 2023 has improved by 18.50%. In addition, it is important to highlight that the accumulated through the eighth month of the year is only 3.12% below what was registered through August 2019.
Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo have surpassed the passenger levels recorded in 2019. Reynosa has experienced an increase of 10.36%, while Nuevo Laredo has achieved an increase of 195.13% compared to 2019 numbers, the above due to the new frequency to Mexico City that began operations at the end of April 2022.
The Ministry of Tourism detailed that the accumulated through August 2019 was 936 thousand 210 passengers, which is only 3.12% below the accumulated through August 2023, which reaches 907 thousand 046 passengers.
Tampico airport, is still recovering after the drastic drop faced by the sector due to the COVID-19 global health emergency, and also due to the departure of Interjet, and they continue working to recover their level of flights of some existing routes prior to the pandemic. On the other hand, Victoria airport maintains positive figures.