Almost a Million Passengers Per Day at the Airports

This weekend sees the first major operation on the roads of Spain where traffic is set to increase tremendously, but a similar picture can also be painted at the airports. Estimations collated for Operation Output 2018 is showing an estimated 7.6% growth in airport passengers compared to last year, reaching an average of 960,000 passengers …

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Costa Blanca Airport Passenger Numbers Up 1.5%

The Costa Blanca´s main air hub, Alicante-Elche Airport welcomed 1,307,789 passengers through its doors in May, an increase of 1.5% compared to the same month of 2017. There were a total of 549,561 people to or from the UK, with domestic travellers from within Spain in second place, with 128,869 passengers, The Netherlands, with 86,231; …

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Clamp Down on Tobacco Carriers at Alicante-Elche

Officers from the Guardia Civil in Alicante have confiscated 6,000 euro worth of tobacco products from a Russian citizen who had arrived at Alicante-Elche airport from Amsterdam. The passenger was carrying 820 packs of the “Kopaha” brand of cigarettes, valued at 3,500 euro, plus 500 packs of “Winston” cigarettes worth 2,500 euro. The passenger had […]

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Dutch Man Arrested for Car Insurance Scam

Officers from the National Police have arrested a 79-year old Dutch national from Altea, after he allegedly faked the theft of his car in order to falsely claim the insurance. Border Patrol officers from the National Police became suspicious of Read More …

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AIRPORT NOW OFFICIALLY NAMED ‘ALICANTE-ELCHE’

The official state bulletin has now been issued, passing into the statutes, that from the 12th of July, 2013, the principal airport serving the Costa Blanca is called “Alicante-Elche” airport.
The renaming of the airport has been an ongoin…

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ELCHE RESIDENTS TO FUND AIRPORT RENAMING

Following the announcement of the cost to rename Alicante Airport, which is set to become Alicante – Elche Airport quite soon, a campaign to raise the 50,000 euro has already seen cash pledges from many different groups, companies and individuals…

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ALICANTE AIRPORT PASSENGERS INCREASE

Alicante airport recorded 12.6% growth in passenger traffic in May, the largest percentage increase in the whole Spanish airport network, according to the airport authority AENA.
In total, 930,000 passengers filed through the airport facility, whereas…

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