Operational changes

The Alicante-Elche airport in order to meet the needs created by the Covid-19 health emergency and the decline in demand, has carried out the following operational changes.

  • Access to chek in. A single door is open on the exit sidewalk and the southern runway of the car park.
  • Check in. Check in of all flights is carried out at the desks 10 to 21, 30 to 41, 50 to 61, 70 to 81, 90 to 101 and 110 to 121.
  • Boarding. Is carried out at the processor (main building), the dock remains closed. The maximum time in advance to access boarding prior to flight departure may be limited due to the health situation.
  • Commercial services. The Pharmacy, the Tobacconist’s, Alicante Duty Free, Sunglass Hut, Lol Sweets, Encanto Alicante, Superskunk, PV21, WHSmith (boarding), Eat, Burger King (boarding), La Tagliatella espresso and Costa Coffee. The vending machine service is operating normally.
  • Vip services. The Costa Blanca Blanca and Ifach VIP lounges and the Meet & Assist service are closed. Fast Lane service is available.
  • Car Parks. General car park, tthe Long-stay car park and the Express car park are open
  • Car rental. Car rental companies attend their customers at their offices at the car park and arrivals hall. Check out their opening times.
  • Public transport. Public transport to/from the airport may suffer alterations in their services. Bus passenger collection is carried out on floor -2 (basement floor 2).
  • PRM Service. Will require a pre-booking with the notice period set out in Regulation. 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which in this case the pre-booking period of the service is 48 hours in advance and persons with reduced mobility must be at the meeting points more than 2 hours in advance of the departure of their flight.
  • The lost property service is operational.
  • Service of luggage trolleys is available. Strollers for babies service is temporarily suspended.
  • Information service.The information desk is operational during flight times.
  • Passenger pick up. The meeting point to pick up passengers is located at floor -2 (basement floor 2), central area outside the terminal building.


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The Alicante-Elche airport, with passenger traffic of over 12 million people, is one of the main tourist gateways to the peninsula. Other airports in the Aena network also exceed 10 million passengers: Palma de Mallorca, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur. The two largest, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez and Barcelona-El Prat, are fifth and sixth in the EU ranking.