In the last week there have been inconveniences for the connections between Sardinia and the Peninsula, but the number of tourists has exceeded the record of June 2019. There are therefore the conditions for this season to be the one with the maximum peaks of passengers arriving on the island. . According to the data provided by the Region, in June there were 372,267 arrivals in the ports of Sardinia (244,226 in Olbia, 70,926 in Porto Torres, 47,275 in Golfo Aranci and 9,840 in Cagliari. The Sardinian capital jumps in the lead for the number of passengers in the airports with 264.123 at the Elmas airport, 233.854 at the Costa Smeralda in Olbia and 91.354 at the Coral Riviera in Alghero.
Better than in pre covid
2019 had been the record year, then the 2020 stop for the pandemic and the restart of 2021 had arrived and now the tourist reception machine is back at full capacity. «The data for the month of June confirm the trend that had been glimpsed since the Easter holidays, with a strong interest of tourists for holidays on the island – comments the president of the Sardinia Region, Christian Solinas -. Numbers that, in July and August, will consolidate to match the numbers of 2019, and probably surpass them “. The regional councilor for tourism underlines the results already obtained despite a few hitches. «As for air traffic data – explains Gianni Chessa -, compared to the record numbers of 2019, we must also consider that in recent weeks there have been some strike days, with related flights canceled. Despite Covid which does not give respite, the war and the high prices, two out of three Italians have already decided to leave this summer ».