Introduction

Alicante-Elche Airport is situated 9 kilometres southwest of the capital, in the municipality of Elche, in one of the most dynamic, up and coming business and economic zones on the Mediterranean coast. The essential role played by tourism is reflected in the percentage of international passenger flights that this airport handles and which make up around the eighty percent of the total. Most of these passengers are from the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. Scheduled domestic traffic has also increased in recent years. Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Madrid are the three most popular destinations.

To update its facilities to meet the demands of greater traffic, in March 2011 the New Terminal Area of the airport was opened.

In 2015, Alicante-Elche Airport handled 10,574,484 passengers, 74,084 flight operations and 3,587 tonnes of cargo.

PASSENGER TRAFFIC GROWTH
Year Passengers Year Passengers
2006 8,893,720 2011 9,913,731
2007
9,120,631 2012 8,855,444
2008 9,578,304 2013 9,638,835
2009 9,139,479 2014 10,066,067
2010 9,382,931 2015 10,574,484