The Alicante Airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain based on the number of passengers per year, and is the main airport of the two principal capitals nearby: Valencia and Murcia.
The airport is located 5.6 miles southwest of Alicante, 99 miles south of Valencia, 43 miles north of Murcia and 6.2 miles east within the municipality of Elche. on the Mediterranean coast.
Most of all passenger flights are international. come from Ireland, Norway, England, Germany and the Netherlands. In Spain, habitual cities are Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. Both national and international passenger traffic have increased significantly year on, to more than 10 million passengers, therefore it is one of 50 busiest in Europe.
Departures and check-in desks are on floor 2 (P2) of the terminal. You can look up your airline's terminal and check-in desks on the information screens. You should arrive at the airport with enough time to avoid unexpected problems:
- Non-Schengen flights:3 hours before the scheduled departure time.
- Domestic and Schengen flights:2 hours before the scheduled departure time.
The airport has machines for checking in and printing your boarding pass for the airline Iberia. They are located next to the check-in desks.
Most airlines allow passengers the check-in online in their websites before travelling to the airport. You will keep your boarding pass allowing you to proceed directly to the security checkpoints if you are only travelling with carry-on luggage.
Remember to print off all your travel documents (e-ticket, boarding pass, etc.). Note that some airlines charge a fee to reissue boarding passes at the airport.
With mobile online check-in, you can check in and receive your boarding pass on your mobile device via email, SMS or mobile applications. If you do not have to check in you can go straight to the security checkpoint.
At boarding areas you must pass through a metal-detector arch at a security checkpoint and your hand luggage and any other objects that you are carrying (coats, jackets, mobile phones, keys) must undergo an x-ray inspection.
Prior going through the security checkpoint, passengers will be asked for their boarding pass. To help objects pass through the scanner, particularly in the case of small stuff, you must use the trays available.
If the destination of your flight is a non-Schengen country, you must go through document control. The basic travel document is passport valid for 6 months after the date of arrival, although you can travel to some countries with a National ID card (DNI). Some countries also require visa, vaccination certificate, etc. so please ask your airline.
The boarding area includes a large shopping area with duty free shops and well-known fashion, accessories, electronics, sports, gifts and toy outlets. Enjoy a wide range of quality cafeterias and restaurants and relax in our VIP lounges. The entire shopping area has numerous information screens so that you can keep track of your boarding gate at all times.
At the boarding gate, you must show the airline personnel documentation to prove your identity. Please ask your airline about valid documentation to present to their personnel.
Hand baggage and checked
Before packing, check with the airline specific limitations on the number of packages, dimensions and maximum weights apply to baggage.
In aircraft is allowed to carry as hand luggage certain items of little weight and volume (umbrella, handbag, camera, etc.), provided they do not exceed a certain size or weight, which may be indicated on the ticket.
For safety reasons, some items are prohibited in the cabin, therefore must be billed as baggage, as well as the amount of liquids or substances of similar consistency that you can pass through security checkpoints.
Do not carry sharp pointed objects or sharp edges, blunt instruments, explosive and flammable substances, chemicals and toxic substances.
Security staff may refuse access to the boarding area and the cabin of an aircraft any passenger in possession of an article deemed dangerous.
Some products may be dangerous on board an aircraft if included in the baggage. During flight, the variations of temperature and pressure, and the movement itself, can cause leakage of liquid or ignition of some articles.
If you are transporting firearms should be addressed to the Weapons Inspection Office at the airport..
Certain electronic equipment such as laptops or mobile phones can interfere with aircraft systems and affect flight safety. Check with the crew if you can use them during flight.