Good news for tourism AENA confirms it has exceeded pre-pandemic data

Good news for tourism AENA confirms it has exceeded pre-pandemic data. Image: AENA.

The news comes for the first time since the pandemic reaching 16,930,100 passengers in January 2023.

It looks as though things are really starting to pick up as AENA (the airport management group which includes Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport) closed the first month of the year 2.1 per cent up on the same month of 2019 and 62.7 per cent more than in 2022.

Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport saw 795,148 passengers through its doors in January (+1.3 per cent more than the same month of 2019 and +68.1 per cent more than January 2022).

Of the total number of travellers recorded in January, 16,858,135 were commercial passengers, of which 10,724,913 travelled on international flights, a 99.2 per cent recovery from January 2019 and 72.1 per cent more than in 2022, and 6,133,222 travelled on domestic flights.

This figure is 7.3 per cent more than pre-pandemic and 49.3 per cent more than last year.

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