Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport (ALC)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1967
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1967: Airport opens
    • 2011: New terminal opens, significantly increasing passenger capacity
  • Significant Events:
    • 2013: Renamed Alicante–Elche Airport
    • 2021: Further renamed to Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport in honor of the Spanish poet

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: Sala Ifach VIP Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, local Spanish products, and international brands
    • Restaurants: Starbucks, Burger King, Subway, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: Buses, taxis, and trains (via nearby stations)
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Single terminal serving both domestic and international flights
  • Airport Layout MapInteractive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Ryanair, EasyJet, Vueling, British Airways, Iberia, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 100 destinations worldwide including London, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Berlin
  • Flight StatusReal-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 2-3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • No on-site hotels within the terminal
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • B&B Hotel Alicante
    • Hotel Areca
    • Holiday Inn Elche

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • Sala Ifach VIP Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in the Sala Ifach VIP Lounge with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at nearby hotels such as the B&B Hotel Alicante and Hotel Areca

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 15 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 100,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 10,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal developments and increased capacity
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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