The number of passengers at Madeira airports increased by 8.8% in the first half of this year compared to 2019, while both maritime and land transport figures roughly remained the same.
Figures from the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM), indicates that the airports in the region registered, in the first half of the year, “a movement of approximately 1.8 million passengers, 298.4% more than in the same half of last year and 8.8% more than in 2019”.
In turn, in the field of maritime transport, the number of passengers in transit (160,665) on cruise ships “is just over half of those recorded in the same period in 2019,” despite the fact that the number of stopovers has increased this year.
According to DREM, 175 ships entered the ports of Madeira in the first half of the year, 24 more than in the last pre-pandemic year (2019).
On the Madeira-Porto Santo maritime line, the number of passengers increased by 105.6% this year compared to the same period last year, but recorded a decrease of 20.8% when compared to 2019, reaching 116.8 thousand.
With regard to collective passenger transport via bus, 12 million users were accounted for in the first half of this year, an increase of 33.5% year-on-year.
In urban routes, 7.5 million passengers were transported between January and June 2022, 35.5% more compared to the first half of 2021 and 13.5% less compared to the same period in 2019.
DREM also reveals that, between January and June 2022, around 469,000 tickets were sold to cable car users in the region, 525.5% more than in the same period last year, slightly exceeding (+0.3%) values for the first half of 2019.
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