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Alicante Arrivals

Alicante Airport serves the Costa Blanca area along the southern Mediterranean coastline, which is very popular for tourists who enjoy the magnificent stretches of golden beaches. The airport is nearby Alicante and Elche, as well as Torrellano, Crevillente, El Altet and Arenales del Sol. Santa Pola lies approximately 18 km from the airport. It is the sixth largest in Spain, and handles over nine million passengers per year, many of which are international from the United Kingdom and Germany. Many domestic flights also arrive at Alicante, from areas such as Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca. This airport is also ranked as being the 50th busiest in Europe in terms of passenger traffic.

The airport is served by many different airline companies, of which Ryanair is the largest with 59 destinations. The airport is actually the fourth largest base for this popular low-cost airline carrier. Over two million people make use of Ryanair’s services each year. Easyjet and Air Berlin are the other two main airline companies operating from the airport. Easyjet handles just over a million passengers per year, while Air Berlin handles around 700,000 passenger per annum. Other airline companies at the location include Air Europa, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Bulgaria Air, Air Finland, Jetairfly, Scandinavian Airlines, Spanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Transavia, VIM Airlines, Thomson Airways and Wizz Air.

Passengers arriving at ALC will notice that there are two airport terminals. Terminal 1 is the main and larger terminal of the two. The terminals are located adjacent to one another, and there is no need for shuttle bus transportation to reach either terminal. There are nine baggage reclaim carousels in Terminal 1, and two baggage reclaim carousels in Terminal 2. Currently, a third terminal is under construction at the airport, and this terminal will be adjacent to Terminal 1. Once the third terminal building is completed, Alicante Airport will be equipped to handle 20 million passengers per year.

Once passengers have arrived at Alicante Airport, completed any necessary passport control procedures and collected their baggage, they will find the bus and taxi transport area outside the arrivals area. Just across the road leading around the airport is a large parking area dedicated to buses and taxis, with buses on your left and taxis on your right. There are frequent buses for transport into Alicante, which stop at the Central Railway Station, the Narrow Gauge Railway Station and at the main bus station. This is the Line C-6 bus, which departs every 20 minutes from Bus stop No. 30. Other buses provide transport to further afield destinations, such as Benidorm and Denia. Taxis, although more expensive, provide quick and convenient transport to all areas within Alicante, and even to areas surrounding Alicante. If you have booked a rented vehicle, you will find the rental counters of all the car hire companies nearby the exit door of the arrivals area. The rented cars are parked in a parking area within walking distance of the terminal building. Hertz, Avis, National, Alamo, Easycar, Sixt, Budget and Europcar are just some of the major car hire companies available on site.

There are various facilities at the airport if you have a little time to spare. Alicante Airport has a post office, pharmacy, currency exchange services, cash machines, pay phones and a good selection of retail outlets. Meals and refreshments can be purchased at the Bill Bentley Pub, Haagen Dazs, Burger King, Cafetería Recyg, Autoservicio Mediterráneo or Plantaciones.

The airport is also well equipped for the arrival of disabled and reduced mobility passengers. There are toilet and telephone facilities which are accessible by persons in wheelchairs, and ramps and elevators to assist with movement between the levels of the airport. Dedicated parking areas are also provided. Passengers who require extra assistance on their arrival can make arrangements with their airline carrier. This arrangement can be made when booking the airline ticket, but should be at least 48 hours in advance of the departure flight. Airline and airport staff will then be ready to assist with disembarkation from the aircraft transfer to the baggage hall and passing through the required controls. Assistance can be provided up until the time you are ready to leave the airport. Alicante Airport is one of the many airports operated and managed by Aena, and they are responsible for providing this type of assistance.

There are no hotels on the airport grounds, but there are numerous excellent hotels nearby. The Express by Holiday Inn Alicante is just two miles from the airport, while the Holiday Inn is just three miles. Six miles away is the Campanile Alicante and the Europa. Many other hotels can be found in Alicante’s centre, particularly in the El Puerto District, which is near the beautiful harbour area of the city. There are also many modern high-rise beachfront hotels which provide easy access to the glorious sandy beaches of Alicante – perfect for tourists who have come to enjoy the sun!

At the airport, passengers can make enquiries at the information desks which are located within the terminal buildings. There is also the Valencia Tourism Agency available to provide information on the area’s attractions.
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