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Check-in at the airport

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Check-in area, Alicante airport Departures Hall

Please, check on arrival the information screens about the check-in desk designated to your airline and flight. Is highly recommend while you are waiting for your flight to watch out this information due to possible last-minute changes gate changes or modifications on the scheduled departure.

On the information screens you can see your flight, listed according to the time of departure, flight numbers and airline companies, the destinations, the counter where you can check-in your luggage and the corresponding boarding gates, if already assigned.

After the check-in of your luggage at the corresponding counter, you will receive your boarding pass, which indicates your boarding gate. With the departure time approaching, the boarding gate does also appear on the information screens. Please don't hesitate to contact the staff at the information desks and at the check-in counters, in case of any doubts

Please make sure that you carry all of your belongings with you before leave the check-in counter: personal documents, boarding pass and ID or passport.


Please remember that boarding gates are accessed through the security check, located in the departure hall of the terminal. In case of congestion of the terminal, the access to formers terminals, which are currently closed, can be easily opened to the public.

To avoid queues at the time of airport check-in, many companies allow online check-in in advance, from your home, office or mobile device. Besides, some companies have installed self check-in machines in the airport (Iberia Express).

Check-in and boarding: keep in mind

The passenger should be at the check-in counter at least with :
For No Schengen flights: 3 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
For Schengen and domestic flights: 2 hours prior the departure scheduled time.
Note that there might be many people at peak travel periods or special event dates.

Keep an eye on the information panels, as there may exceptionally occur last-minute changes.

Once you passed the security control -for necessary documents and prohibited items in hand luggage-, please head to the corresponding boarding gate.

Check the necessary documents and prohibited items in hand luggage to access the boarding area and your flight.
Boarding gates at the airport.

Check-in online

It is available 24-48 hours before the flight departure time and it closes 1-2 hours before departure. This system allow the airline to confirm the passenger assistance to the flight, and in most cases, the passenger can select the seat on the plane.

If you think your bags will exceed the baggage allowance, some airlines let you pre-purchase additional baggage allowance while check-in online. The excess baggage rates are lower during this process than in the airport counters.

How does the check-in online?

Visit the website of your airline and identify yourself as a user. Sometimes is enough with the flight locator and the surname of the passenger. Follow the instructions of the check-in online page to print the boarding pass, or receive this information on your mobile as a Bar Coded Boarding Pass -or BCBP. The use it to print the boarding pass in the self-check-in machines at the airport.

BCBP mobile boarding pass sample

The mobile boarding pass

The Bar Coded Boarding Pass or mobile boarding pass is an image with a 2D code that contains all the essential data of the flight and the passenger, in a readable form for the self-check-in machines. It is given by the airline in the last step of the check-in online.

Check-in counters and boarding gates

Passenger Terminal NAT - Alicante airport

Check-in counters

Departures hall, level 2.
96 domestic and international check-in counters, level 2.
2 special baggage check-in counters (E01 and E02), level 2.
Self check-in Iberia.

Security and passport controls

Departures hall, north side, level 2.

As a safety all passengers must go through security checks before entering the boarding area, and on certain occasions, before boarding the aircraft. It is a common process at all airports crossing through a metal detector. Also, the security staff can order the user to remove the shoes and take out bulky clothes.

Hand luggage and everything you carry will be verified through an X-ray machine. Staff will ask you to deposit the items carried on trays placed for that purpose. laptops and tablets should be removed from their carrying cases. Devices batteries must be sufficiently charged, at least to can be start.

Boarding area and boarding gates

Access to the boarding area is usually through the security checkpoints located at Departures hall level 2, north side. The boarding area is split into two areas, The Processor (main building), andThe Dock (on the side of the main building). The boarding area has passport checkpoint depending on the destination.

Passenger Terminal NAT has 26 boarding gates and 15 airbridges distributed in the two boarding areas:The Processor, and The Dock.

  • The Dock boarding gates, level 2: gates B21, B22-B23, B25-B26, B27-B29, B30-B31, B32-B33, and B34-B35.
  • The Processor boarding gates, level 2: gates C37-C38, C39-C40, C41-C42, C43-C45, C46-C47, C48-C49, and C50.

Terminal T1 - Alicante airport

At present, terminal T1 of the Alicante- elche airport is currently closed to the public.

Check-in counters

T1 Departures hall: level 1.
38 check-in counters, (from nº1 to nº38) and one for special baggage (nº39) , T1 level 1.

Security and passport controls

T1 Departures hall: level 1.

Boarding area and boarding gates

Access to the boarding area is through the security checkpoints located at Departures hall level 1, where all the gates are located, with passaport checkpoint depending on the flight destination.

Terminal T1 has twelve boarding gates, and five airbridges.

  • T1 level 1: gates from 1 to 10.
  • T1 level 1: 2 special gates (1B and 4B).

Remember: the terminal T1 of the Alicante- elche airport is currently closed to the public.

Terminal T2 - Alicante airport

At present, terminal T2 of the Alicante- elche airport is currently closed to the public.

Check-in counters

T2 Departures hall: level 1.
14 check-in counters, from nº 51 to nº 64, T2 level 1.

Security and passport controls

T2 Departures hall: level 1.

Boarding area and boarding gates

Access to the boarding area is through the security checkpoints located at Departures hall level 1, where all the gates are located, with passaport checkpoint depending on the flight destination.

Terminal T2 has six boarding gates, none with airbridges.

  • T2 level 1: gates from 21 to 26.

Remember: the terminal T2 of the Alicante- elche airport is currently closed to the public.


Further information

About the necessary travel documents and about the formalities at your arrival at the airport destination at aeropuertosenred.com.

About the boarding area at aeropuertosenred.com.

About the check-in process at aeropuertosenred.com.

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