A new weekly flight from Bergen has been inaugurated at Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport. The service is operated by Norwegian company Widerøe – the largest regional airline operating in the Nordic countries.
To mark the inaugural flight, and Widerøe’s first operation at the Costa Blanca airport, crew members joined Soraya Pina, head of the airport management office, to welcome passengers and present mementoes of their flight.
The weekly connection is scheduled for every Saturday, with arrival times at 12.15 pm and departure at 1.05pm, and flights serviced by a 114-passenger Embraer aircraft.
Also this week, Ryanair inaugurated a route to Agadir in Morocco, with a twice-weekly schedule (Tuesdays and Thursdays) using a Boeing 738 and capacity for 189 passengers. Ryanair already operates two other Moroccan routes from Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport, to Marrakech and Tetuán.
Passengers on the inaugural flight were met by Ryanair representatives and airport director Laura Navarro, and were presented with typical sweets.
Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport is once again reinforcing its schedules as travel restrictions continue to be eased, COVID vaccination rates in Spain are among the highest in the world, and travellers from the colder northern climes seek late-autumn and winter holidays in the sun.
One million passengers passed through the airport in October, and the winter schedule includes nearly 100 destinations connected by direct flights.
Looking ahead to 2022, one of the main airlines operating at Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport, EasyJet, has programmed 120 weekly flights, including 42 connections with London Gatwick and Luton airports.