The number of international passengers arriving in Spain with low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair during August jumped 13.2 percent from last year, government figures showed on Friday.
Spain’s crowded no-frills airline market accounted for nearly a third of flights into the country during the peak travel month.
The figures showed 1.8 million visitors traveled to Spain in August in flights operated by low-cost airlines — 30.2 percent of all international passengers.
Britain’s easyJet flew the most passengers, followed by Ireland’s Ryanair and Germany’s Air Berlin. Unlisted Spanish airline Vueling, a low-cost start-up that began flying in July 2004, was ranked fifth.