The airport of Alicante-Elche (IATA code: ALC, OACI code: LEAL), also known as Alicante-El Altet, El Altet airport, or Aeroport d’Alacant –Valencian language–, is located at 8 kilometers southwest of Alicante city center.
Located in a privileged and recognized tourist area –la Costa Blanca–, Alicante-Elche is the most important airport of the Autonomous Community of Valencia and serves famous cities like Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, Jávea, Torrevieja, la Manga del Mar Menor, Orihuela, Murcia and Cartagena. The airport serves also industrial and agricultural nodes like Elche (Elx in Valencian), Novelda, Alcoy, Elda-Petrel, Ibi, Villena, even Albacete province.
The airport disposes of one runway with an alignment 10/28 (101°/279°), and a length of 3.000x45 meters (9.842x148 feet), with an elevation of 43 meters above sea level.
On March 2.011, the airport opened a new passengers terminal (also known as Terminal NAT), and all flight operations were moved to this terminal.The old terminals (T1 and T2) were closed, but could be open if necessary depending on the air traffic.
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