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Alicante Airport Passenger Numbers Reach Record High in September

Tue 11th Oct 2011
Alicante Airport Passenger Numbers Reach Record High in September

Monday's report by AENA has shown how passenger numbers Alicante airport grew by 7.7% in September, serving more than 1 million passengers.

Figures reached 1,050,427 passengers who flew to Alicante's El Altet airport on 7485 flights, representing an increase of 3.7% .

The report, which gave performance data for all AENA airports, noted how September was the first ever month in which passenger numbers had exceeded 1 Million, and that it was the fourth consecutive month of increasing figures.

For 2011 until September, a total of 7,915,056 passengers travelled through El Altet - a 7.4% improvement on the same period in 2010, with a total of 60,224 flights, representing a 3.5% increase over the same period.

By Nationality, some 492,568 British passengers flew in to Alicante in the first nine months of this year, representing an increase of 14.6%, followed by Spaniards flying on domestic flights, which came in at 177 939 - a rise of 1.3%. Other notable mentions were the Germans who, although numbered 72'478, represented a decrease in number by 15.2%. Dutch passenger numbers increased by 24% to reach 52'785.

Scheduled flights to the airport made up less than 5% of the total, numbering 429, with 6979 being charter flights.

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