14 millionth passenger of 2019 arrives at Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport

Alicante airport

A Dutch visitor had a surprise when she touched down at Alicante-Elche airport when she was declared the 14 millionth passenger to be welcomed this year.

The record milestone was marked by director of the airport Laura Navarro and representatives of airport operator Aena.

The 14 million figure means that the airport has already broken its historic record for number of passengers handled in a year, surpassing 2018’s total of 13.9 million.

During the current fiscal year 2019 Alicante airport saw an 8 per cent increase in passenger numbers during the summer months as the tourism saw an upturn.