Alicante Airport expects 300 flights over Easter
Alicante Airport is expecting 300 flights with over 30,000 visitors over the Easter holidays.
This weekend alone, the airport expects to handle a total of 118 inbound flights and 15,000 passengers.
After a period of record low air-traffic, Alicante-Elche airport will welcome 32 inbound flights today, with European tourists arriving in considerable numbers this weekend for the first time this year.
In addition to Spanish domestic flights from Madrid, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza, and three services from Palma de Mallorca, the airport is expecting its second busy day of the spring season, with international flights arriving into the early hours of Monday morning.
European arrivals are expected from Stockholm and Gothenburg (Sweden), Amsterdam and Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris and Germany, three inbound scheduled services from Brussels operated by TUI and Ryanair.
Ryanair will also provide direct services from the United Kingdom today, with arrivals expected from London-Luton, Bristol, and Newcastle regional airports.
Other airlines expected at Alicante airport today include services provided by Eurowings, Transavia, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, and domestic Spanish low-cost air carrier, Vueling.
The prominent increase in the number of German tourists is expected to counteract the absence of British visitors to the Alicante Province, with UK holidaymakers expected to remain absent in considerable numbers until the end of May 2021.
Only 60 UK flights will take off and land at the province's airport throughout this Easter weekend, Specifically, with Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol , when on a normal weekend the airport would be connecting to up to 15 cities in Britain.
The Ministry of the Interior is mobilising 4,000 National Police and Guardia Civil officers in the Alicante Province, to ensure compliance with the restrictions on mobility between autonomous communities over the Easter period.
2,440 Policia Nacional and 1,531 Guardia Civil officers will establish 209 control points coordinated with authorities in neighbouring communities such as Murcia and Castilla La Mancha, working alongside Policia Local officers in each region.