In a bid to cut costs, Aena have decided to close Alicante airport at nights until April 2013. Only delayed flights and emergencies will be catered for. The airport will be shut between 12pm and 6 am.
Since Ryanair and Air Europa started reducing flights to Alicante and Spanair shut down, the airport has been losing passengers. Current estimates show that the airport will have lost 1.5 million by the end of this year. This will affect workers who will either lose their jobs or have their hours cut.