Corsica is always a popular holiday destination. According to statistics published by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Corsica in early September, the number of passengers arriving in the island's ports and airports decreased by 4% in August 2023 compared to August 2022. The total number of passengers declined from 1,749,689 to 1,672,089.
In August 2023, the island's airports received 737,687 passengers, a decrease of 4% compared to August 2022, when they received 771,926 passengers. Similarly, the island's ports recorded 934,402 visitors in August 2023, a decline of 4% from the August 2022 count of 977,763 visitors.
The cities of Ajaccio and Bastia are avoided
Statistics show that Ajaccio and Bastia's two largest island cities have experienced tourism declines. Specifically, attendance at the imperial city port dropped by 16% in August, while Bastia saw a decrease of 6%. Similarly, the number of visitors at Napoleon Bonaparte and Poretta airports decreased by 5% and 6%, respectively. On the other hand, the secondary ports of L'Île-Rousse and Propriano have witnessed an increase in the number of tourists, with a growth rate of 11% and 150%, respectively.
Very slight decrease over the year
Corsica's ports and airports have decreased by 1% since the beginning of the year. Specifically, 6,041,122 people have traveled through Corsica's infrastructure in 2023, compared to 6,112,116 in 2022. Despite this, the island is gradually recovering its attractiveness after the pandemic.