Record-breaking August for airport

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ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport has registered a new record in the number of passengers.

According to AENA, the Spanish airports authority, more people than ever used the airport during the month of August.

With more than 1.2 million passengers passing through its terminals, it was the busiest month in the history of the airport, surpassing July and showing a 4 per cent increase compared to the same period last year; August 2013.

There were a total of 132,051 travellers who arrived or departed via domestic flights, which is an increase of more than 22 per cent compared to August last year.

International flights also rose by 1.8 per cent with 532,329 passengers flying in from the UK and 90,213 from Germany.

The total number of flights handled by the during the month of August was 8,169.

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