Soaring to New Heights: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport Sets Record

Soaring to New Heights: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport Sets Record

Soaring to New Heights: Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport Sets Record. Image: Kristof Bellens /

November proved to be a historic month for Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport.

The airport soared to new heights by recording a remarkable 18.1 per cent increase in passengers compared to the same period in 2022.

The month witnessed a significant milestone for the airport, with the number of passengers surpassing one million for the first time in its history during November.

Out of the total passengers, an impressive 1,069,072 were commercial travellers, further emphasising the airport’s growing popularity.

International flights played a substantial role in this surge, accounting for 913,977 passengers and showing an impressive 19.7 per cent increase over the previous November.

On the domestic front, 155,095 passengers took to the skies, marking a 9.6 per cent rise from the preceding year.

Breaking down the international traffic by nationality, the United Kingdom emerged as a major contributor, with 380,358 travellers.

The Netherlands followed closely with 77,961 passengers, while Belgium, Poland, and Germany rounded out the top five with 63,698, 58,325, and 53,836 passengers, respectively.

In terms of overall operations, Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport managed a robust total of 6,963 flights in November, reflecting an 11.7 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2022.

These figures not only underscore the airport’s increasing importance as a key hub but also highlight the resilience and growth potential of the aviation sector in the region.

As the airport continues to break records, it solidifies its standing as a vital player in the global air travel landscape.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Author badge placeholder
Written by

Anna Ellis

Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking.