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Alicante airport tower controlThe 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.

The diversity of names of the Alicante-Elche Airport comes from its geographic situation. It is located in the province of Alicante, within the municipality of Elche (Elx, in Valencian language).

Due to this privileged geographic situation of high touristic interest, the Alicante-Elche Airport operates mostly international destinies. 80 per cent of its passengers are international travelers, the majority coming from Great Britain, Germany and The Netherlands. With reference to national destinies, the flights from / to Madrid airport, Barcelona airport and Palma de Mallorca airport, are the ones with the mayor number of connections.

With regard to the amount of passengers and cargo, this airport occupies rank six among all Spanish airports, outdating even Valencia airport, within the same Autonomous Community and Capital. It also belongs to the 50 first European airports.

Within the extended touristic area of the Alicante-Elche Airport at the Costa Blanca, and above all within the provinces of Alicante and Murcia, Denia and Mazarrón, you will find famous cities as Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, Jávea, Torrevieja, La Manga del Mar Menor, Orihuela, Murcia and Cartagena. In other words: There is a guarantee for the future of this airport and for an industrial and agricultural growth of other important cities as Elche, Novelda, Alcoy, Elda-Petrel, Ibi, Villena, or even the Autonomous Community of Albacete.

The latest renovation of the airport was done with the construction of the “Nueva Área Terminal” (NAT), the new passenger terminal, capable to serve up to 20 million of passengers per year. This refurbishment, however, delayed important improvements of the rest of its infrastructure. The new Alicante–Elche terminal celebrated its inauguration on March 23rd, 2011. With the launch of this terminal, the older terminals T1 and T2 remained out of service. They are being used, though, depending on the needs of the amount of passengers.


The coordinates of the airport premises are as follows: 38° 16′ 55.81″ N, 0° 33′ 29.36″ O.
Decimal coordinates: 38.282169°, -0.558156°

The ICAO/OACI code is LEAL and the IATA code is ALC.

Alicante airport aerial view
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The airport has two runways with alignment 10/28 (101°/279°), length of 3.000x45 meters (9.842x148 feet) at 43 meters above sea level.


The airport has one terminal buiding for passengers para pasajeros knows as Terminal NAT. Also has two former terminals (T1 and T2) currently closed, but could be open if necessary due the air traffic.

Information and contact

Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche

Address: El Altet - 03195 El Altet (Alacant).
Phone numbers: (+34) 91 321 10 00

AENA (information and customer service)

(+34) 91 321 10 00

Contact for people with hearing and/or speech impairment:
Aena has an information and customer service line for passengers with hearing and/or speech impairment. This services allows users with these impairments to contact the Information and Customer Service Line from their computer, tablet or smartphone, and access the chat via the following link; without the need for other people to act as their intermediaries. The service is available from 07.00 am to 12.00 am, 365 days a year.
Persons with impaired hearing .

Complaints and claims: For clarifications, suggestions and complaints regarding airport facilities and services (cleaning, air conditioning, information service, assistance service for people with reduced mobility, security services, etc.) you can access Aena's telematic services portal.

If you wish to make a complaint about a restaurant service (cafeterias, restaurants, etc.), bear in mind that they have their own Official Book of Catering, in which you can make your complaint, complaint or suggestion in the same place as the events.

Lost and found office

If you lost an item at Alicante airport, you can ask at the Lost and Found office in the airport terminal, level 0, Arrivals hall.
The office is open from Monday to Friday, from 9h to 14,30h (except holidays).
(+34) 966 919 444
Fill the lost property claim form.

Items left onboard an aircraft

For those passengers who left something on the plane: laptop, mobile phone, passport or any other belonging, it must be claimed from the airline, or the airline's handling company:
The handling companies working at the airport deliver the baggage at the baggage claim hall in terminal NAT, level 0. Contact them by calling:
Groundforce: (+34) 966 919 064
Iberia Handling: (+34) 966 919 013 (+34) 966 919 386
Lesma: (+34) 602 675 256
Menzies Aviation: (+34) 966 919 060 (Easyjet) / (+34) 966 919 080 (Norwegian)
Swissport: (+34) 966 919 298

Cultural visits to the Airport for schoolchildren

Airport facilities could be visited free for schoolchildren and guided by a monitor. Please contact to:

External relations office:

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