14 Apr, 2023 @ 14:30
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March passenger numbers continue ‘record’ trend for Costa Blanca and Valencia airports in Spain

March Passenger Numbers Continue 'record' Trend For Costa Blanca And Valencia Airports In Spain

ALICANTE-ELCHE and Valencia airports recorded a record-breaking March for passenger numbers to add to records achieved in the first two months of 2023.

Barring a surprise, both airports are almost certain to achieve a record year.

Alicante-Elche reported 1,045,004 travellers last month- up 4.9% compared to the same month in 2019, a year before the Covid pandemic struck.

Valencia clocked in at 705,987- a 5.6% increase on March 2019.

Over the first three months of the year, Alicante’s cumulative rise on four years ago is 2.6% while Valencia’s figure showed a 6.5% increase.

Yearly growth figures were even more spectacular as the effects of the pandemic were still in play in March 2022 on air travel.

Alicante-Elche rose by 15.4% and Valencia leapt up by 45.5% according to airport operator Aena.

Once again UK travellers dominated Alicante’s March figures with 375,537 passengers, with the Netherlands trailing a distant second on 86,044.

Passengers from Italy led Valencia’s numbers with 102,141 followed by the UK on 65,978.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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