WITH 11.5 million passengers expected to transit through Alicante-Elche Airport between now and the end of October, operators AENA have taken steps to strengthen security and increase personnel in preparation for the season.
The reinforcement programme aims to reduce waiting times at busy periods, whilst maintaining increased levels of security and giving a high level of customer service.
Security services will be reinforced, mainly in filters and coordinated with the State Security Forces, providing additional resources for both security controls and passport controls.
The millions of summer travellers will fly to and from 115 airports throughout Europe and north Africa, with the growth in passengers expected to top 16% more than in 2016.
AENA’s forecast for year-end figures is currently ahead of the target, with the company confident of reaching 13 million passengers in 2017.
The company have taken on extra seasonal employees in all departments, including management and airport operations, computer system operations, electromechanical systems (luggage processing, walkways, ribbons, elevators, etc.) and cleaning services.
In addition commercial and catering staff will be reinforced in a timely manner in line with the expected increase in demand
Meetings have been coordinated with airlines and tour operators to streamline operations at check in desks and with local police to help with congestion at airport pick up areas.