Alicante Airport Information
Are you flying to Alicante to visit the Costa Blanca? This website provides information on the airport to help you find your way around Alicante Airport, how and where to pick up your hire car, what public transport is available for you to get to your resort, how you can book a private transfer or use a taxi, flight departure and arrival information and airport facilities available. We’ve also provided information on the major resorts on the Costa Blanca, some tips on some places to visit, where to stay, where to eat, local shopping centres, and some travel tips too.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Costa Blanca and with our help make the most of your stay, planning your travel itinerary to include major attractions. Unfortunately we can’t warn you of unforeseen delays, but if you follow our direction hopefully you will spend less time in the airport and more time on the beach.
Alicante Airport is one of the busiest in Europe, 45th in the rankings with annual passengers of just over 10 million, making it the 6th largest in Spain. The majority of visitors are holiday travellers enjoying the 120 miles of coastline in the Alicante region. It is popular mainly with British and German tourists, with Benidorm and Alicante being the major resorts, but many others are becoming increasingly popular.
The airport was opened in 1967 with passengers peaking at 1 million in 1970. In 2011 a brand new terminal building was built at Alicante Airport replacing two older terminals, extending its capacity to potentially 20 million passengers annually and adding modern facilities and infrastructure.
There are currently three terminals at Alicante Airport, Terminal 1 is the older and smaller terminal with 39 check-in desks and 11 gates. Terminal 2 has 14 check-in desks and 6 gates and is the home of private charter flights. The main terminal for passenger flights is Terminal N and has 96 check-in desks, 40 gates (off which 15 have air-bridges), and 16 baggage carousels.
In 2003 Iberia, Spain’s premier airline was the leading airline at Alicante, but since then EasyJet and Ryanair have established themselves as major flight providers into and from Alicante. Other airlines operating from Alicante Airport include Aer Lingus seasonal from Dublin and Cork, British Airways Cityflyer from Edinburgh and Glasgow, British Airways from London Gatwick, Flybe from Exeter and Southampton, Jet2 from several British airports, Monarch from several English airports, Norwegian Air Shuttle from Gatwick, Thomas Cook from several British Airports, Thomson Airways from several British airports, and Vueling from Cardiff.
The Airport is located just 7 miles from Alicante town centre, a 15 minute taxi ride. It is easily accessible on the N-338 road by bus, car and private transfer. The new terminal does have capacity for a train and tram terminal but these have not yet been built.