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Alicante airport grows 9.7% in April with more than 1.3 million passengers

Written by on May 14, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

The Alicante-Elche airport grows 9.7% in April with more than 1.3 million passengers

The terminal noted the “Holy Week effect” and has already gained nearly 300,000 travelers since the year started

The Alicante-Elche airport grows 9.7% in April with more than 1.3 million passengers

Alicante-Elche airport registered 1,341,713 passengers during the month of April , representing an increase of 9.7% over the same month of 2018.

Passengers on international flights were the most numerous with 1,188,803 travelers and an increase of 9.1%. It also highlights the growth of domestic traffic that with 152,438 travelers increased by 15.9%.

All of them regarding commercial flights and comparing with April of the previous year.

Broken down by nationalities in international traffic, the countries with the most demand for travelers during the month of April were the United Kingdom , with 528,737 passengers; followed by Germany, with 91,725 passengers; The Netherlands, with 84,476; Belgium, with 71,742; Norway, with 70,789, and Sweden, with 58,529 passengers.

In terms of operations, the Alicante-Elche airport managed a total of 9,073 flights in open , which represents a rise of 7.3% over the same month of the previous year.

Regarding the accumulated data, during the first four months of the year 3,905,655 passengers and 27,498 operations were registered at the Alicante-Elche airport, which implies an increase of 8.5% and 6.8% respectively.

Note that last year the operation of Holy Week took place for the most part in March, while this year was developed entirely in April (between Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22).

Flights with Portugal

The Provincial Tourism Board went last week to Lisbon to promote the offer of the Costa Blanca in the Portuguese market. During their stay in the neighboring country, all the products and the complementary offer of the province have been made known through a workshop and a destination presentation aimed at agents and tour operators.

The entity of the Provincial Council of Alicante continues in this way with its promotion strategy in the Portuguese market that started in 2017 with the action ‘Lisbocante ‘, an initiative launched coinciding with the inauguration of the air connection between Alicante and Lisbon, which currently it is daily and it foresees 183 flights for this summer .

In addition, since last April the Costa Blanca connects directly with the city of Oporto through two weekly flights – 52 flights scheduled for the summer season-.

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