British make up nearly 50% arrivals at El Altet’s Airport

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IN October, nearly one million passengers passed through Alicante’s El Altet airport. This is 3.6 per cent more than the same month last year.

British passengers made up nearly half of the total passengers, nearly a quarter more than October 2010. Nearly one in five arrivals was from other parts of Spain, although this was an 8.8 per cent decrease over last October’s domestic arrivals.

Less than one in 10 arrivals were from Germany, which was 18.7 per cent less than the same month last year. Although only one in 20 were from the Netherlands, this market saw the biggest increase over last year (20.2%).

Both the total number of flights and the number of commercial flights passing through El Altet in October increased compared to the same month last year.

While the number of national flights decreased compared to October 2010, international flights were up.

Ryanair made up a third of the total number of commercial flights passing through El Altet in October. There were 10.8 per cent more Ryanair flights this October compared to last. 

Nearly one in eight were Easyjet flights, nearly one in 20 Monarch and, less than one in 20 Air Nostrum flights.

Meanwhile, between January and October a total of 8,904,532 passengers have passed through El Altet. This is an increase of seven per cent over the same period last year.

The number of flights passing through the airport during these 10 months was 67,552, which is a 3.3 per cent rise over the same months last year.

By Nicole Hallett

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