Airlines transported to Valencia during last March a total of 404,082 international passengers, representing an increase of 29.5 % over the same month last year. This emerges from data published today by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism on the entry of passengers on low-cost airlines during the month of March and accumulated 2016 .

The data show that Valencia was in March the fourth Spanish destination in volume of inflows of foreign passengers in low cost companies, with a share of 14.9 % behind Catalonia, the Canary Islands and Andalusia.

The Alicante-Elche Airport received 75 % of total arrivals to the Community by this route, with a total of 303,151 passengers landed at low cost during the month of March, representing a rise of 32.2 % compared to March 2014. Meanwhile, Valencia airport last month received 100,931 international passengers by airlines.

By origin, it is noteworthy that the British market ranks as the largest issuer, with 43.1% of the total low cost airlines. Distanced to Italy and the Netherlands, with respective weights of 9.9% and 9%. It should be noted that all figures increased compared to the same month last year.

During the first three months of 2016 Valencia has received 977,158 international passengers entered by low cost airlines, representing an increase of 24.2% over the same period last year.

In the period from January to March the Alicante-Elche airport, which received 74.4% of arrivals at Valencia, he reached 726,776 passengers, 26.1% more than in the same period of 2015.

Meanwhile, Valencia airport received until last month, 250,382 foreign passengers arriving by low cost carriers, representing an increase of 19.1%

In this period, UK was the main market by issuing 40.9% of passengers on low cost airlines. Distanced from Italy and Netherlands, with respective weights of 11.2% and 9.5%. All showed significant year increases, particularly tourists from the United Kingdom increased by 21.1% in this period, Italy 20.3% and 13.2% lower Countries. They also highlight the increases in Germany, Denmark, Ireland and France.