Passenger Numbers at Local Airport Continue to Rise

Passenger numbers are continuing to show big rises for Alicante-Elche airport, with figures on the up as well at San Javier, boosted by additional flights in the schedule.

Airport operator AENA said that Alicante-Elche had one point four million users in June, up by nearly 13 percent over 12 months, and the accumulated figure over the first six months of 2017 shows a 14 percent hike over the corresponding period in 2016.

Almost 640 thousand UK travellers used the facility at Alicante-Elche last month, accounting for around 45 percent of all passengers, as the airport looks to set to smash the 12 million mark for all passengers at the end of the year. The dominance of the British market continues, with the next non-Spanish group coming from Germany at just 89 thousand.

Over 144 thousand people used San Javier last month, a rise of over nine percent over a year, and the cumulative total for 2017 so far stands at 527 thousand, a healthy increase of 23 percent compared to the same period in 2016.