APRIL was a hugely successful month for Almeria airport according to the latest passenger statistics. Just over 34,000 people arrived from abroad during the month, more than 1,000 a day on average.
The figures represent a quantum leap of 28.4 per cent compared to April last year, a remarkable increase which suggests the province can expect a record breaking summer. Including those departing from the airport, 80,984 passed through security gates, an increase of 2.7 per cent.
Flyers traveling to and from international destinations accounted for 42.7 per cent of the traffic, a higher proportion than last year.
Brits did their part to boost numbers with the number of British arrivals rising by 22.2 per cent this year, suggesting the Brexit vote has done nothing to dampen an enduring passion for Spain.
The number of Belgians also increased substantially. German arrivals are expected to skyrocket to 9,000 up from 3,500 the previous year over the summer thanks to a huge advertising campaign and new direct connections to key German cities.