Several airlines are now opening new flights to and from Alicante airport – Aeropuerto de Elche, in El Altet.
KLM, which is the national airline of the Netherlands and is part of Air France-KLM, will start a summer line between Alicante and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, which begins on July 4th.
It will be one departure day and they will using a Boeing 737 with a capacity of between 122 and 164 passengers. New destinations for KLM in the summer are also Schiphol-Valencia and Schiphol-Ibiza. KLM is already flying to Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao.
Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline, with headquarters in Barcelona and they will open two new routes from Alicante on April 2nd.
There will be flights to France, between Alicante – Nantes and Alicante – Bordeaux. Volotea are already flying Alicante-Venice and Alicante-Oviedo. With the two new lines the airline are increasing their passenger capacity from 19,000 to 57,000 this year. Last year the company transported 15,000 passengers from Alicante and had an occupancy of 78%.
Volotea’s fleet consists of 19 Boeing 717-200 and an Airbus A319. It is intended that all their Boeings will gradually be phased out and replaced by Airbus A320.
Jet2 is a British low-cost airline based in Leeds. They are currently flying between Alicante and Belfast, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. They are now expanding the capacity from 60 to 76 flights a week, an increase of almost 27%.
Jet2 are flying to 12 Spanish airports but in May they are starting to from a thirteenth airport, Gerona. The capacity between the British Isles and Gran Canaria will be increased by 41%, while the capacity to Fuerteventura will be increased by 38%. From Palma de Mallorca they are increasing from 72 to 86 flights a week.
Jet2 has Boeing 737-300, 737_300QC, 737-400F, 737-800 and 757-200. Their older Boeing 737-300 aircrafts will gradually be replaced with new Boeing 737-800.