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Alicante Airport
03071 Alicante
0034 968 172 000
Airport Code: ALC

Alicante Airport is the 6th biggest airport in all of Spain in terms of passenger numbers with 9,120,631 people passing through the terminal doors in 2007. After Barcelona Airport, Alicante Airport is the 2nd busiest airport on the East coast of Spain.

Alicante Airport is a major international airport for the East coast of Spain and serves a large area and many of the most popular tourist destinations along the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida including Benidorm, Torrevieja and Denia. The growth of 2.6% in the amount of people flying into Alicante from 2006 shows how the tourist industry continues to thrive in and around Alicante and around 80% of the total flights handled by Alicante airport are international flights.

Alicante Airport opened for business in 1967 and immediately posed competition for the nearest airport along the coast, Valencia Airport as many passengers began to use Alicante Airport over Valencia Airport as the airport of choice along this stretch of the Med. After just 3 years of business, passenger numbers had grown enough to merit the construction of a new passenger terminal which opened up in 1972.

Since this time, as growth in passenger numbers, operations handled and cargo dealt with have all continued to rise, Alicante Airport has undergone numerous stages of construction growth and modernisation including remodelling of the passenger terminal, extended airport car parking and extensive refurbishment projects.

Alicante Airport now benefits from a large variety of business services and facilities including restaurants, shops, Alicante car rental, bookstores, chemists, cash machines, newsagents and airport lounges.

Alicante Airport is located approximately 8km south west of Alicante city in the municipality of Elche. Alicante Airport is easily located from the main roads the coastal motorway the A7 as well as the N332 and is well sign posted. Travel time into Alicante city varies depending on the time of day you travel but approximate times should be between 15-30 minutes.

Even though the property market has slowed down, Alicante and its busy communities all along the coast continue to be some of the top holiday destinations as people can often get very cheap no-frills flights from the UK and all over Europe. We thoroughly recommend using our simple Alicante airport car hire search engine with secure online booking system to find your cheap, fully inclusive Alicante car hire today.

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