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From: Lula Phoenix on 20 Jun 2010 22:37
Alicante is for many the gateway to a Spanish holiday, some 80 percent
of its flights are made up by tourists and it regularly under takes
development plans to cope with the volume of travelers. In 2007,
Alicante Airport handled 9,120,631 passengers, 79,756 flight
operations and 4,533 tones of cargo. Almost triple the volumes they
experienced in 1998.
Located in the municipality of Elche, Alicante airport is conveniently
close, only 9 km away from the city center, and the average travelling
time for this short journey is anywhere between fifteen minutes to
half an hour during rush hour.
Sited right on the coast in the Costa Brava Alicante has fantastic
road links to its surrounding regions, it serves as an extremely
convenient airport for anyone travelling on to the Costa Calida or the
La Manga resort. At approximately 100 kilometers away it can be
travelled very swiftly; and you can arrive at La Manga del Mar Menor
in just an hour.
As you leave Alicante I would suggest taking the A-7. Its a relatively
new motorway that will get you out of the city quickly and easily.
From the A-7 take the A-37 this is a beautiful scenic coastal road
which will take you swiftly South and straight to the La Manga area.
As the road follows the beaches keep an eye out for that first glimpse
of the sea and enjoy the landscape that makes this part of Spain so
unique, dont be fooled by the odd Cactus, youre not in the deserts of
Arizona it really is Spain.
Travel to Murcia is only 80 kilometers and takes less than hour.
Murcia makes a fantastic stopping point or day trip city; its crammed
with things to do and interesting places to visit. Alicantes location
on the coast in Southern Spain means it benefits from year round good
weather and temperatures which rarely dip below 20 degrees even in
winter. During the high summer months temperatures are constantly in
the thirties! However Alicantes location on the coast quite often
means that the scorching summer temperatures are complimented and
soothed by cool off sea breezes.
El Altet is the name of the old airport which replaced Alicantes old
field runway now known as Alicante international it is the main
Airport for this region, and a new terminal is due to be finished in
The airport terminal has two information desks, the Aena desk located
at the check-in area and another in the departure area, with adequate
parking for 2000 cars the airport can easily cope with the numbers of
hire cars it accommodates, the car park can be found directly in front
of the terminal building on the opposite side of the road. Adjacent to
this car park is a longer stay facility offering daily rates for
parking your car. Facilities in the airport include a bureau de
change, a post office, pay phones can be found through out the
building and internet access is possible in certain areas and Wi-Fi
hot spots. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and ice cream
parlors in the Airport to keep you well fed and the children happy.
Alicante Airport offers holiday makers easy access to be beautiful
surrounding areas of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, with it being
just a little bit further than Murcia airport to reach the La Manga
Club it is definitely worth considering renting a car for your
holiday. It will most likely work out as a cheaper option than using
taxis during your stay and will offer a greater sense of freedom and
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