Alicante is one of the busiest airports of Spain, having served over 12 million passengers in 2016. This airport has the largest flows of passengers with countries like the United Kingdom (5.216 million passengers), Spain (i.e. domestic flights with a number of over 1.311 million passengers), Germany (877 thousand people), the Netherlands (770 thousand), Norway (754 thousand), and Belgium (578 thousand). So even though the number of passengers who used domestic flights remains significant still, more than 80 percent of Alicante flights from and to this airport are international.
A large number of passengers served annually, Alicante flights, and carriers show what a tourist potential the city of Alicante has. In this article, you can find out more about destinations you can reach from this airport, as well as what air companies operate at this airport.
Airlines that Operate at Alicante Airport
A large number of airlines (including many popular low-cost carriers, such as Ryanair) operate at Alicante-Elche Airport, whereas 5 of those air companies have a base at the airport, namely: Ryanair, Vueling, Norwegian Air Shuttle operated by Norwegian Air International, Jet2, and Air Nostrum. The busiest airlines are Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling.
The majority of the airlines – with a few exceptions – connect Alicante to other European cities. Here, you will find out connections with what country particular airlines have.
So, the busiest airlines are Ryanair (connect Alicante to the United Kingdom), easyJet (Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Netherlands), Vueling (domestic flights, Italy, France, the UK, Russia), Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norway, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Ireland), Monarch (the UK), Jet2 (Ireland, the UK), Transavia (Germany, Netherlands), AirBerlin (Germany), Thomson (the UK), and Air Nostrum (domestic flights).
Ryanair appears to be the busiest carrier at Alicante Airport, offering a large number of Alicante flights
However, that is the list only of the 10 busiest airlines at Alicante Airport, whereas there are also the following operators: Aeroflot, Aer Lingus, Air Europa, Atlantic Airways, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Danish Air Transport, easyJet, Eurowings, Evelop Airlines (domestic flights), Finnair, Flyb, jetXtra, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Primera Air, S7 Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, TAROM, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI fly, Travel Service, Ukraine International Airlines, Volotea, Windrose Airlines, Wizz Air, and WOW air.
There are only two operators that connect Alicante with other destinations than Europe: Neos (Tel Aviv) and Air Algérie (Algiers, Oran).
At the present time, there is only Terminal N available, which, however, has enough capacity to serve all passengers. The terminal has 96 desks for check-in, 16 carousels for baggage reclaim, and 40 gates along with 15 airbridges.
You must be aware of the single fact that the entire terminal is divided into two separate parts called the dock (B Gates) and the processor (C Gates). Whereas both divisions of gates serve customers flying to Spanish destinations or Schengen destinations, people who travel to the places outside of Schengen zone (like Kiev, Moscow, etc.) will be served only at the dock. So, if you are going to go to a place like Kiev, you can head to the dock outright.
Alicante Flights Within the Country
There are several operators that serve customers flying within the country, such as Vueling, Volotea, or Air Nostrum. Though, you should keep in mind that there are regular and seasonal flights, so here is a breakup of domestic flights from and to Alicante Airport.
Regular flights: Asturias, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-North (all Air Europa), Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza (Air Nostrum, as well as this operator provides three of the above-mentioned flights as well), Asturias flight by Volotea, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife South (and several above-mentioned flights by Vueling).
Seasonal flights: Barcelona, Seville, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Menorca, Ibiza, Bilbao (Air Europa), Asturias, Girona, Gran Canaria, Vigo, Valladolid, Tenerife-South, Tenerife-North, Málaga (as well as the other already mentioned routes, by Evelop Airlines), Menorca, León, Carcassonne (Air Nostrum), Menorca and Santander by Vueling.
Indeed, the number of international flights from Alicante Airport is immense, and here are given just destinations. All Alicante flights are divided into three categories: regular, seasonal, and charter.
Regular flights: the United Kingdom (Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Belfast, Bournemouth, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Newquay, Prestwick, London-Luton, London-Southend, Exeter, Norwich, Southampton), Ireland (Dublin), Germany (Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Bohn, Hahn, Baden-Baden, Aachen, Memmingen, Weeze, Berlin), Portugal (Lisbon), Romania (Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca), Hungary (Budapest), Bulgaria (Sofia), Ukraine (Ivano-Frankivsk), Iceland (Reykjavík), Russia (Moscow), Austria (Vienna), Luxembourg, Switzerland (Geneva, Zürich, Basel), Netherlands (Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Amsterdam), Poland (Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow), Lithuania (Kaunas), Italy (Milan, Rome, Bergamo), France (Beauvais, Paris-Orly, Nantes), Belgium (Brussels, Charleroi, Antwerp, Liege, Ostend), Denmark (Kristiansand, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Billund), Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg) Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Alesund, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Tromso, Trondheim), and Finland (Helsinki).
A large share of tourists who resort to purchasing Alicante fights come from the United Kingdom
The number of seasonal flights is indeed lower, but there is a large number of flights from the UK anyway: the United Kingdom (Bristol, London-Stansted, Cork, Kerry, Knock, Shannon, Manchester, Belfast), Ireland (Dublin, Cork), Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow), Ukraine (Kiev), Poland (Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw, Gdansk), Slovakia (Bratislava), France (Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse), Italy (Venice, Bologna), Romania (Bucharest), Switzerland (Zürich), Norway (Bergen, Trondheim, Haugesund, Narvik, Molde), Denmark (Copenhagen, Kristiansand, Billund), Sweden (Gothenburg, Vasteras, Vaxjo, Stockholm, Karlstad), Germany (Nuremberg, Cologne, Bohn), Iceland (Reykjavik), Bulgaria (Sofia), and Belarus (Minsk).
There are several seasonal charters available at Alicante Airport
As it was previously mentioned, there are a few seasonal charter flights operated by several companies to the following countries and cities: the United Kingdom (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside), the Faroe Islands (Vagar), and Slovakia (Bratislava).
On this page, you are to get information about arrivals to Alicante Airport from both Spanish and foreign cities. By using a simple form below, you can get to know about a flight that interests you or sort them out according to specified criteria. In particular, the table provides you with such information as flight number, operating company, city of departure, scheduled time of arrival, and current status.
With the help of this page, you can find out about departure flights from Alicante Airport. All you have to do is to choose the date and the time period, and you will be provided with a number of flights that will take place during the specified time period. So, this feature allows you to find out current status of a flight that interests you, operating company, flight number, and scheduled time of departure.