During his visit to the UK, Carlos Mazón, President of the Valencia Region, announced that EasyJet is set to establish a new base at the Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport. From this base, the airline will introduce nine new routes connecting with the UK, France, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.
This development was confirmed following a meeting with representatives from the British airline, who reaffirmed their dedication to the Valencian Community. This will be EasyJet’s fourth base in Spain, operational from March 2024, and is expected to generate around 100 new jobs.
Mazón has confirmed that these new connections will facilitate the arrival of approximately 125,000 passengers to the region during the next summer season, promising a significant economic boost for the local tourism industry. This comes amidst concerns that the airport is currently under pressure to handle the surge in summer traffic, with ongoing debates about the need for a second runway and improved public transport links.
The new routes will specifically link Alicante to Southampton and Zurich starting from 31 March next year, and to Newcastle, Belfast, Prague, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, and Nice from April and May 2024.
The establishment of these new air routes is particularly advantageous for the Alicante area, offering owners and visitors, especially golf enthusiasts, improved connectivity and access to one of Spain’s premier golfing destinations.