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BUDGET airlines are taking off big time, with 8.7% more passengers travelling to Spanish skies by low-cost carriers in 2015, government figures reveal.

In all 28.1 million people flew into Spain on budget airlines through September, only a whisker less than half of all arrivals.

Madrid’s Barajas airport saw a 35.3% increase, with 3.2 million more travelling to the Spanish capital.

Barcelona El Prat has attracted 7.1 million, up 13.3%.

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