Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Alicante Airport
nativename = Aeropuerto de Alicante

image-width =
caption =
type = Public
owner =
operator = Aena
city-served = Alicante (province)
location =
elevation-f = 142
elevation-m = 43
coordinates = Coord|38|17|01|N|00|33|31|W|type:airport
website =
metric-elev =
metric-rwy =
r1-number = 10/28
r1-length-f = 9,842
r1-length-m = 3,000
r1-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Passengers
stat1-data = 9,120,819
stat2-header = Passenger growth 06-07
stat2-data = +2.6%
footnotes =

Alicante International Airport ( _es. Aeropuerto Internacional de Alicante), Airport codes|ALC|LEAL, originally named El Altet, is the main airport for the regions of Alicante and Murcia in Spain. It is located within the municipality of Elche (Elx), just 9 km southwest of Alicante.

El Altet opened on 1967-05-04, replacing the older airdrome La Rabassa that had served Alicante since 1936. The airport took its name from a part of the city called "Elx".

In 2007, the airport carried 9,120,819 passengers, making it the sixth busiest airport by passenger numbers in Spain, and one of the 50 busiest of Europe. [Europe busiest airports 2006]

In 2007 the low cost airline Ryanair established a base at the airport.

A [ new Terminal] is under construction and is due to be finished in 2009, however airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet are currently already operating from Terminal 2.

Airlines and destinations

Terminal 1

*Aer Lingus (Cork, Dublin)
*Air Algérie (Oran)
*airberlin (Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Malaga, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Palma de Mallorca, Stuttgart)
*Air Europa (Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Orly, Tenerife-South)
*Air Finland (Helsinki)
*bmibaby (Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Manchester)
*British Airways (London-Gatwick)
*Bulgaria Air (Sofia)
*Clickair (Barcelona)
*First Choice Airways (Bristol, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester)
*Flybe (Exeter, Southampton)
*Flyglobespan (Aberdeen, Durham Tees Valley, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International)
*Iberia (Madrid)
**operated by Air Nostrum (Asturias, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Santander, Seville, Tenerife-North)
*Iceland Express (Reykjavík-Klefalvik)
* (Blackpool, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester)
*Jetairfly (Brussels, Liège, Ostend)
*LagunAir (León)
*Monarch Airlines (Birmingham, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester)
*Norwegian Air Shuttle (Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim, Warsaw)
*Palmair (Bournemouth)
*Scandinavian Airlines System (Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim)
*Spanair (Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Tenerife-South)
*Ting Air (Tangier [seasonal] )
* (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam)
*Thomas Cook Airlines (Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle)
*Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) (Brussels, Liège, Ostend)
*Thomsonfly (Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Doncaster/Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle)
*Vueling (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)

Terminal 2

*easyJet (Basel/Mulhouse, Belfast-International, Bristol, Dortmund, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle)
*Ryanair (Basel/Mulhouse, Billund, Birmingham [begins 28 October] , Bournemouth, Bremen, Brussels-Charleroi, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gothenburg-City, Karlsruhe-Baden, Leeds/Bradford [begins 28 October] , Liverpool, London-Stansted, Maastricht/Aachen, Milan-Orio Al Serio, Newquay, Palma de Mallorca [begins 20 December] , Paris-Beauvais, Pisa, Shannon, Stockholm-Skavsta, Weeze, Zaragoza)


External links

* [ - Airport ALC] - official page, including [ gallery] and [ history]
* [ New Terminal Render]

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