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Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport (Alicante Airport).

Alicante International Airport (Alicante-Elche Airport), is one of the largest air havens in Spain. Thanks to a well-developed tourism industry, this airport increases its basic performance indicators year after year, in particular, in 2016 year, the air harbor served more than 12,3 million passengers.

History of Alicante International Airport

Construction of Alicante airport began at the beginning of 50-ies of the last century, and. the basis was the military base of Rabas, which allowed the fastest possible acceleration of the completion of work, in connection with which, already in 1951, the air harbor began to take its first flights.

Initially, the activities of the airport of Alicante were very limited, since the airport served only domestic flights, however, if in 1951 the volume of passengers served was 3171 people, then by 1958, this figure grew by 2,5 times, reaching the figure of 8552 person.

In 1967, Alicante airport has undergone a number of changes, in particular, its infrastructure has developed infrastructure, the runway has been improved in order to provide the opportunity to receive large aircraft, and the airport itself was designed to receive 1 million passengers per year.

For a relatively short period, the volume of serviced passengers of Alicante airport was increased to 1 million 250 thousand passengers per year, in connection with which, in 1972 the construction of a new terminal began, and the length of the runway was increased to 3 thousand meters.

In 1988, Alicante airport set a new record for the number of passengers serviced, reaching an indicator of 3 million people, with national carriers and foreign airlines actively performing their flights here.

In connection with the growing interest among tourists, already in 1996 year, the volume of passenger traffic of the International Airport of Alicante reached an indicator of 9 million people, so the air harbor once again needed improvement, and after a while, the airport already had 5 telescopic ladders, an office building was built for the representative offices of airlines.

At the beginning of the 2000-ies, the volume of passengers served began to fall, which was due to a number of financial problems for airlines, however, after optimizing the airport's activities, the air harbor managed to achieve an increase in the number of passengers serviced to 12,3 million.

The runways of the International Airport of Alicante

Alicante-Elche International Airport has at its disposal one asphalt runway, an 3000 meters long and an 45 meters wide, which allows to receive aircraft 2-4 classes, as well as a helicopter, which is due to the presence of helipads.

Infrastructure of Alicante International Airport

Alicante International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, which is primarily due to the large number of tourists annually visited. On the territory of the air harbor there are:

  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals;
  • Cafes, bars and restaurants;
  • Shops souvenir products;
  • Retail and duty-free shops;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Post office;
  • Luggage storage;
  • Place of packing;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Car rental;
  • Representations of airlines and ticket offices;
  • Parking of motor transport (2000 places);
  • Parking by taxi and public transport;
  • VIP-hall;
  • Conference hall, etc.

The hotel is not on the territory of Alicante International Airport, however, due to the proximity of the air harbor to the city, there are no problems with finding and choosing places of temporary residence.

How to get to Alicante airport?

You can get to Alicante airport either by using taxi services or by public transport, however, in the future, you are considering the possibility of laying a subway and a railway line to the airport.

Basic information Alicante Airport:

  • Airport Country: Spain Alicante Airport (Alicante Airport)..
  • The main airport of Alicante province.
  • Year of the airport grounds: 1967.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographical 38.28, longitude geographic -0.56.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 9 kilometers towards the south-west from the city of Alicante.
  • The number of airport terminals: 2.

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The main airport codes:

  • IATA airport code: ALC.
  • ICAO airport code: LEAL.

Contact details:

  • The mailing address of the airport: 03071AeropuertodeAlicante, Spain.
  • City Airport Management Phone: + 34966919100 / 9400.
  • City Airport Help Phone: + 34966919400 / 5.
  • Airport Fax: + 34965284443.
  • E. mail Airport: jsala@aema.es

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