Alicante British passenger numbers continue to fly high


DURING THE month of June 2017, Alicante-Elche Airport registered 1,402,226 passengers and an increase of almost 13% compared to the same month last year.

By nationality, the highest numbers of passengers for that time were British with 637,139 passengers; Spanish – 120,880; German – 89,167; Dutch – 87,724; Norwegian – 75,564, and Swedish – 64,743 passengers.

According to statics from Spanish airport authority AENA, for the first six months of the year in total the popular Costa Blanca terminal has increased by 850,000 passengers already and promises to significantly overhaul the 2016 yearly figure by some margin.

In terms of operations, the terminal was responsible for a total of 9,598 flights in June, representing an increase of 11.2% over the same month of the previous year. The most numerous flights by countries were those that connected with the United Kingdom, with 3,827 take offs and landings; Spain – 1,323; Holland – 561; Germany -533; Norway – 487; Sweden – 413, and Belgium with 380.

During the first six months of the year, the airport accounted for 6,199,328 passengers and 44,255 flights, an increase of 14% and 13.7% respectively compared to the same months of 2016.

And finally for the month of June 2917, in the cargo section, Alicante-Elche Airport dealt with 622.4 tonnes of goods, which is an increase of 16.6% over the same month of the previous year. In terms of the accumulated figure, from January to June, 3,458.7 tonnes of goods were handled, 20.2% more than the same period of in 2016.

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