Alicante Airport is located 9 km away from Alicante city centre southwest direccion and 11 km away from the center of Elche . It is normally known as the airport of El Altet.
Due to its place, the most part of the eastern side of Spain is provided by this airport, becoming in the most important one in the east coastline of Spain . Now-a-days most of its traffic is regular and international, despite the fact that they used to be mainly charters. It is in the fifth position in the spanish most relevant airport rank, behing of the airport from Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga.
The tourism has a vital importance in Spain. Even more in the sunny places like east coastline. In consecuence, this means that the eighty percent of the passengers are international . The UK, Germany and the Netherlands are the countries contributing more passengers.
Besides, the national air traffic has elevated in the recent years also, being Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca the most demanded locations to go. Its area of influence primarily affects the provinces of Alicante and Murcia and reaches important touristic cities like Benidorm, Calpe, Javea, Denia, Torrevieja, Cartagena or La Manga del Mar Menor.
Along 2009, 9,139,479 passengers made use the Alicante airport services, translating into 74,281 flight operations and a management of 3,199 tonnes of cargo.
There are many different services available like tens of restaurants, VIP lounge, nice hotels in the sourroundings, car rental, chemist, cashpoints, book shops, newsagents, good access from the motorway,… This airport will bring you nearer of Alicante city, that offers you a Mediterranean option all along the year to enjoy a amazing weather, spectacular gastronomy and unforgetable calendar of festivals.
Making use of its services, like bus services, taxis or hired cars, you will easily can go wherever you want, finding magic places along the mediterranean coastline or even go to te non-urban areas near Alicante. Whatever you are looking for, business, holidays, sports, gastronomy, nightlife, festivals, beautiful beaches, good weather, rural experience,… You will find it in Alicante, so do not lose the opportunity to visit Alicante Airport to check all the choices it can offer you to make your stay easier and more comfortable.