ALICANTE AIRPORT ALC LIVE FLIGHT ARRIVALS / DEPARTURES INFORMATION
Flight Information Arrivals and Departures for Alicante Airport ALC
Alicante International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Alicante), (IATA: ALC), originally named El Altet, is the main airport for the province of Alicante and the region of Murcia in Spain. It is located within the municipality of Elche, its facilities lying just 9 km southwest of Alicante. It is the busiest airport in the Valencian community.
El Altet opened on 4 May 1967, replacing the older airdrome La Rabassa that had served Alicante since 1936. It took its name after the El Altet area (a part of Elches countryside) where it was built. The first commercial flight that landed in the airport was Convair Metropolitan by Aviaco.Iberia established a regular connections Alicante-Madrid and Alicante-Barcelona since November 1969. In early 1970s passengers traffic reached 1 million, which prompted a construction of a new passenger terminal. In later 1970s the runway was extended to three kilometers.
In 2007, Ryanair, the largest European low cost airline established a base at the airport.
In 2008, the airport handled 9,578,308 passengers, making it the sixth busiest airport by passenger numbers in Spain, and one of the 50 busiest in Europe. The largest number of passengers is carried by EasyJet (1,564,611 passengers in 2008), closely followed by Ryanair (1,415,284). Air Berlin (752.259) is the distant third.
There are two terminals at the airport, located one adjacent to the other. A new terminal is under construction and is due to be finished in 2009. A construction of an AVE high-speed railway terminal within the airport is under consideration.
Alicante Airport Switchboard Tel: 966 919 000
Alicante flight information Tel: 966 919 100
Parking: Public and long term car parking available
Bus: Regular bus service from Alicante-Airport Line (C6). Alicante (line C6), Benidorm and Murcia
Disabled: Alicante airport caters to wheelchairs, site impaired and hearing impaired travellers Wheelchairs can be arranged with your carrier. The air company or travel agency should be contacted at least 48 hours before the flight out or return.
Air Europa Tel: 966 919 017
Iberia Handling Tel: 902 341 342
Ineuropa Handling Tel: 966 919 498
Newco Airport Services Tel: 966 919 407