According to Euro Weekly, Alicante is bucking the trend for airports in Spain which saw a drop of 2.8% of passenger numbers last month. Even though the overall figures for the year are 5.4% down on last year, the monthly trend at El Altet is rising. A staggering 883,763 people used the airport in October making it the fifth busiest in Spain ahead of the Canary Islands in terms of passenger numbers.
The success of the airport is said to be due to the presence of Ryanair who fly to 50 different destinations from Alicante. We have never flown with Ryanair so can’t comment but from the observations of others, they are the worst carrier out rivalled only by EasyJet in terms of customer service. I can only say they must be dong something right to be so successful.