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More than 684,900 passengers passed through Alicante-Elche airport in January

A total of 684,967 passengers moved through the international Alicante-Elche airport on the Costa Blanca last month. This represents an increase of 15.5% compared to January 2016.

Most of the passengers using the Alicante-Elche terminals in January were on UK flights (265,419), while the second most important market was Spain (89,141) followed by the Netherlands (55,983), Germany (47,795), Belgium (39,360) and Norway (36,385).

The Alicante-Elche aiport managed a total of 5,524 flights in January, representing an increase of 19.6 percent over the same month of 2016. In terms of cargo transportation, Alicante-Elche airport transported through its facilities 455.5 tonnes of goods, an increase of 19.6% over the same month of the previous year.

Low-cost airline Jet2 recently announced that between April and November flights from nine destinations in the UK including London-Stansted, Edinburgh and Leeds to Alicante-Elche airport will increase by 40%, reaching a peak of 93 flights per week in high season.

Alicante-Elche airport is one of the busiest in Spain followed by those of Palma de Mallorca, Málaga, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. The airport is only 40 minutes´ drive from such popular tourist areas as Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa.

27 Feb 2017

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