LATEST figures released show that Alicante-Elche Airport is on track to beat its previous passenger records.
Data for the month of October showed total number of users at 1.3 million which represents an increase of 4.2 per cent compared to the same month last year. With just two months until the end of 2017, the airport forecasts that they will have no problem in exceeding last year’s record of 13 million.
Between January and October, Alicante-Elche Airport accounted for a total of 12.2 million passengers, representing an increase of 11.9 per cent over the same 10 month period last year, and at the same time handled 83,623 flights, 10.5 per cent more than the same time scale in 2016.
Broken down by nationalities, the countries with the most passengers during the month of October were the United Kingdom, with 532,552 passengers; followed by Spain, (112,846); Germany, (90,701); The Netherlands, (89,771); Norway, (73,570), and Belgium, (62,073).
In terms of operations, the Alicante-Elche Airport handled 8,770 flights in October, which represents an increase of 4 per cent compared to last year.
Flights connected with the following countries showed the greatest number: United Kingdom (3,265 flights), Spain (1,261), Germany (589), The Netherlands (543), Norway (437), Belgium (400) and finally Sweden (360).