Arrive in the beautiful port city of Spain, Alicante via Alicante Airport located only 9km from Alicante. Originally named El Altet, Alicante Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers of up to 10 million a year, and is the main airport for the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia, with almost 80 per cent of its passenger flights international.
Since the closing of Terminal 1 and 2, only the New Terminal which opened in 2011 is in service. All flights were moved from Terminal 1 and 2 to the New Terminal and the New Terminal is more than six times the size of terminals 1 and 2 together with 96 check-in desks, 40 gates, including 15 air bridges, and 16 baggage reclaim carousels. Within the new terminal, non-Schengen and Schengen area flights are segregated into 2 areas for easy check-in and mobility. There are plans to reopen Terminal 1 following the construction of a connecting hallway with the new terminal.
A VIP lounge (Sala Ifach) is available for use for all Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Those with business class and first-class tickets or club cards may enter for free while others can purchase a lounge pass. Being in the lounge, one can relax on the luxurious white sofas while enjoying the wide range of delicacies catered to suit every palate. Also, enjoy free WiFi services and a range of entertainment. Pet lovers will be pleased to know that pets are allowed in this lounge!
Like all modern airports, a good variety of shopping and dining outlets are available. Shoppers get to enjoy duty-free shopping for jewellery, branded bags, souvenirs and more, and foodies can fill their tummies with burgers and ice cream. If you are feeling unwell, there are various pharmacies and 14 heart rescue points across the airport for immediate care. Do not hesitate to ask any of the friendly staff at the customer service desk to direct you to the shops of your desire.
Various car rental services and tour operators are located at the airport to help you plan your itinerary. Be sure to check the prices and tour attractions with a few operators being making a decision to get the most out of your money and time.