The airport of Alicante-Elche (IATA code: ALC, OACI code: LEAL), in Spanish: Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche, in Valencian: Aeroport d’Alacant-Elx, is located at 8 kilometers southwest of Alicante city center, within the municipality of Elche.
Due to its privileged geographic situation of high touristic interest, the Alicante-Elche Airport operates mostly international destinations. More than 80 per cent of the passengers using the Alicante-Elche Airport are international travellers, the majority coming from Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, and the Nordic countries. Among national destinations, the airports of Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca are the ones with the most connections with Alicante-Elche.
More than 80 per cent of the passengers using the Alicante-Elche Airport are international travellers.
One of Spain´s Busiest Airports
In terms of passengers and cargo, the Alicante-Elche Airport ranks fifth among all Spanish airports and counts among Europe´s Top-50 airports.
Served by the Alicante-Elche Airport and within the overall touristic areas of Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida, there are numerous well-known destinations such as Benidorm, Calpe, Dénia, Jávea, Elche, Santa Pola, Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa, San Pedro del Pinatar and other picturesque towns lining the Mar Menor lagoon, the La Manga strip, Murcia, Cartagena and many more. This airport clearly has a bright future!