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 Alicante Airport

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ViestiAihe: Alicante Airport   Alicante Airport I_icon_minitimeKe Tammi 12, 2011 2:10 am

Every year, multiple millions of travelers come to Spain and Costa Blanca through Alicante airport. In spite of its diminutive size, it is one of the many bustling airports in Spain. For most travelers, it is the beginning point of their holiday on the Mediterranean. Alicante airport is well connected with numerous cities of Europe. Around 80% of all the visitors are from UK, Germany, France, Holland and other European countries. Additionally, it is indirectly linked with the rest of the world by local flights from Madrid or Barcelona.

The airport is located quite near to Alicante – just about 10 kilometres (6 miles) away from the city center. You can locate it between places of Torrellano and Urbanova, close to the city of Elche, travelling the roads A-79, N-338 and N-332.

The airport halls are spacious, with an abundance of light, having large entrance doors. They are arranged in three floors. The arrival hall is in the bottom level, with a coffee shop, offices of numerous travel groups and a Police station. Around the arrival gate you can also find offices of Alicante car hire agencies. There are 6 of them on the side of the coffee shop: Solmar, Goldcar rental, Europcar, Auriga crown, Record and Avis. Another 4 are situated close to the exit: Sixt, Hertz, National-Atesa and Centauro.

The check-in area of Alicante Airport is positioned on the middle level (the first floor). It has two parts. In the first hall (above the arrival gate), there are 38 regular check-in posts of terminal T-1 (numbered from 1 to 38) and one post for bulky luggage (number 39). Passing by the last post and walking further through a corridor, you enter the hall of terminal T-2. There are more check-in posts, numbered from 51 to 64. The departure area is situated on the second floor (upper level), with a standard shopping and restaurant zone.

Close to the stairs and the elevator, connecting all three levels, you can locate the Information desk, as well as offices of multiple airline companies which travel to Alicante: Iberia, Flybe, Monarch, Air Europa, Spanair, Jet2, Air Algerie and Airberlin. You can also have a snack in a self-service coffee bar La Marina. The offices of other groups (such as Alicante air service, Thomas Cook, Air Finland, ServisAir, Thomson Tui, Travelplan, Aga airlines, Easy Jet and Menzines Aviation) are positioned near the corridor connecting halls of two terminals.

In front of the airport building, you will see a large car park. Currently, new additions are also under construction. Once the new Terminal 2 is finished, the airport will provide a large parking area for more than 6000 vehicles. The new terminal, which should be done during 2009/2010, is added as a solution to an increasing number of flights. Some of the airlines (such as Ryanair and EasyJet) are at present operating from the new terminal.

The staff of the airport is highly professional, friendly and always willing to help. Many of them do speak English. The airport is organized well – I personally never had any bad experiences. My luggage always arrived; it was at no time lost nor damaged. However, if it happens that your luggage is missing, just follow the standard procedure. Fill in the form and let the airport staff help you. In the worst case, you will get a survival package for your fundamental daily needs. In the most cases, the lost luggage is found within 24 hours.

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