Seven mil­lionth pas­sen­ger for Va­len­cia

Costa Levante News - - FRONT PAGE - By Joe Wick­man

CAR­LOS Fiol be­came the seven mil­lionth pas­sen­ger to land in Va­len­cia air­port on Wed­nes­day, set­ting a new record and al­ready sur­pass­ing last year’s 6.7 mil­lion to­tal. The Madrid na­tive and Va­len­cia res­i­dent was on his way back from Frank­furt when he was in­formed mid-flight that he was the 2018 mile­stone pas­sen­ger.

As he got off the plane, he was greeted and con­grat­u­lated by air­port man­ager Joaquín Ro­dríguez and other air­port and air­line com­pany Lufthansa rep­re­sen­ta­tives and work­ers. Even the fall­era mayor of the city’s Mon­tor­tal Tor­refiel falla group was in­vited to the event.

Car­los was pre­sented with a ce­ramic keep­sake as well as two tick­ets to fly to his Euro­pean des­ti­na­tion of choice. When asked where he would like to go, Car­los said he ‘still hasn’t de­cided’, but that he’s sure once he gets home and talks to his fam­ily there will be no short­age of ideas. The fact that over seven mil­lion pas­sen­gers have al­ready landed at Va­len­cia air­port is proof of the site’s in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity, es­pe­cially when tak­ing into ac­count that on this ex­act same date last year, the air­port was cel­e­brat­ing the ar­rival of pas­sen­ger num­ber six mil­lion. For fur­ther con­text, the to­tal amount of pas­sen­gers in 2014 was 4.6 mil­lion. So congratulations to Car­los for the hon­our and the gifts, and to the air­port it­self, which this March cel­e­brated its 85th birth­day and will end the year greatly sur­pass­ing the pre­vi­ous his­tor­i­cal high.

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