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There is an extensive and diverse range of facilities and services at Alicante-Elche Airport


Alicante from above - View of the beaches and buildings

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Alicante & Costa Blanca Area Guide

Discover more about Alicante and the Costa Blanca before you arrive


Around a 15-minute drive from the attractions of the city, Alicante-Elche Airport is the gateway to Alicante and the Costa Blanca area.

The airport was originally known as El Altet when it was opened in Elche in 1967. Since then it has grown into one of Spain’s major airports, as well as a hub for low-cost airlines in Europe. In 2021 it was officially renamed Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport in honour of one of the area's cultural icons.

Just 10 kilometres outside the city centre, the airport is not only ideal for visitors to Alicante but also serves Valencia, Murcia and the Costa Blanca. It is based close to the A7 motorway, thus providing excellent transport links for travelling in all directions.

The airport is conveniently reached by taxi, bus or private car. Long-term parking is available if required.

Terminal N opened in 2011. Six times larger than the combined size of the original Terminals 1 and 2, Terminal N has enabled Alicante-Elche Airport to grow to the extent that (in 2019) it served more than 15 million passengers. This places it as the fifth largest in Spain, and one of the 50 busiest airports in Europe.

The same as with other major airports in Spain, Alicante-Elche is operated by Aena Aeropuertos S.A. Many of the most popular airlines including British Airways, Ryanair, EasyJet, Jet2.com and Wizz Air arrive at and depart from here.

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the airport is ideal for your requirements and preferences. There is a good selection of restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and other establishments to keep everyone happy.

Additionally, the airport has a VIP Lounge with Wi-Fi, TV, comfortable seating, catering and a children’s area, available for business class travellers from associated airlines as well as passengers who choose to buy a pass.

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We have created this website to provide you with an ever-growing resource of information regarding all aspects of Alicante-Elche Airport.

Whether you are interested in booking car hire in Alicante, or you would just like more details about where to shop at the airport, this website is perfect for your needs.

If you have any questions or are looking for specific information about the airport, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today. We will do our best to provide you with the answer.

News

Icelandair Launches Twice-Weekly Scheduled Flights to Alicante

Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport has been included on Icelandair’s new route schedule. Until now the airline has offered charter flights to Alicante but from 10 February, and until the end of October, travellers will be able to fly from Reykjavik using scheduled services on Thursdays and Sundays.  In total, the airline is offering direct flights… Read more about Icelandair Launches Twice-Weekly Scheduled Flights to Alicante