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.
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. 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.
Information and contact
Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche
AENA (information and customer service)
AENA employment portal
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. If you are interested in this service you can access the instructions for downloading the free software required to use it from your mobile phone:
Access to instructions (Telesor ToMobile).
Once installed, you can ring the following numbers for any queries and/or to request assistance in Spanish airports:
(+34) 902 404 704 / (+34) 91 321 10 00 (outside Spain, or if you can not ring 902 lines)
The service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Lost and found office
Lost in the airport facilities objects can be claimed (free service):
Terminal NAT, level 0, Arrivals hall.
Monday to Friday, from 9h to 14,30h (except holidays).
(+34) 966 919 444
Fill the lost property claim form.
Lost objects in the aircraft
Lost in the aircraft facilities objects need be claimed at the airline, or their handling company:
Handling companies: terminal NAT level 0, baggage claim hall.
Groundforce: (+34) 966 919 064
Iberia Handling: (+34) 966 919 013
Jet2.com: (+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:
Secretaría de Dirección:
(+34) 966 919 417 / 210
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.
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.
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