Alicante-Elche Airport celebrates best November in history

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A heavyweight in the arena of world tourism, Spain looks set to register 2015 as its third consecutive record year for tourism.

According to the most recent statistics released by Spain’s National Statistics Office, the first 11 months of 2015 saw tourist levels reach 64.6 million, an impressive 4.8 per cent increase in comparison to the same period in 2014.

Alicante-Elche (El Altet) Airport, known as the gateway to the Costa Blanca, has just recorded the best November in its history with 645,520 passengers passing through, a 9.3 per cent increase on the previous year. Aena’s most recent figures show that international traffic of commercial flights also increased by 11 per cent in November, as once again visitors from the UK recorded the highest volumes of passengers.  

“Our own statistics for November 2015 show a significant 313 per cent increase in reservations compared to those made in the same period in 2014, a very positive growth trajectory with which to close 2015,” concurs Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, who currently has three key developments in the Costa Blanca region.

“Not only this, but we have also started the New Year extremely positively in light of this, with many enquiries from those looking for the ideal holiday home for 2016. Costa Blanca has always been popular with tourists, however we have certainly noticed a new surge of interest in this region in particular. In recent years the area has been revitalised with an injection of modern developments and an array of facilities to accommodate visitors from all over the world, re-establishing it as the go-to holiday home destination on the Spanish coast.”