Alicante-Elche Airport is the airport of choice for the majority of visitors to Elche. Via the A-70, it is conveniently located just 20 minutes drive from the city. The airport terminal and parking areas are modern and efficient. Due to demands for greater air traffic, a new terminal area was opened in March 2011. This has seen substantial passenger growth, with the majority of visitors coming from Britain, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Alicante-Elche Airport Facilities
Alicante-Elche Airport boasts excellent facilities both in the public and passenger only zones. In the public zone visitors can grab a coffee, snack or dessert in a selection of cafes. These include Costa Coffee, Caffricco, Farggi and ARS-Rodilla. For takeaways there is Burger King and for a more substantial meal and drinks, try the tempting Saboramar Gastrobar.
Once through airport control, passengers can enjoy a further choice of bars and restaurants. These include the Air Food Court, Farggi, Cañas y Tapas, La Pausa Restaurant, Burger King, Subway, Il Caffé di Roma, Costa Coffee and Starbucks. Those with a sweet tooth can visit the Valor Chocolate Shop, and if it's just a drink you're after, head to Carlsberg Bar.
A variety of shops are represented both in the public and passenger only zones. The public zone has a handy pharmacy and tobacconist just outside the terminal as well as The Market for daily essentials, snacks and drinks. Included in the passenger only zone are several fashion retailers, WH Smith, two Duty Free shops and an express Duty Free shop.
Alicante-Elche Airport Services
The bright and spacious interior of Alicante-Elche Airport terminal is fully accessible for those with reduced mobility. They offer a free assistance service when requested via phone or their website with at least 48 hours notice. The young ones can enjoy a play area and there are baby changing facilities and lactation rooms. Throughout the terminal are comfortable seating areas and clean, modern ablutions. First aid services and heart rescue points are also available.
Information desks are located in the departures hall and boarding zone. There are also lost and found and left luggage rooms. Business travellers can arrange the services of meeting rooms, and there are free WiFi zones. Passengers will also find currency exchange and ATM's.
Alicante-Elche Airport VIP Lounge & Spa
Sala Ifach VIP Lounge is available to all passengers. Entry is free for holders of a business class ticket from associated airlines. It is also free for holders of associated club cards. All other passengers can enjoy this service when paying with a bank card at the reception desk. Services include comfortable seating, complimentary food & drink, piped music, televisions, WiFi, work areas, business facilities, meeting rooms and a children's space with fun games. For a bit of luxurious pampering, passengers can enjoy a variety of treatments in the Heaven on Earth Spa.
Alicante-Elche Airport Transport
A variety of transport options are available at Alicante-Elche Airport. Public buses run to and from Alicante City centre, Elche, Benidorm, Torrevieja and various other towns on the Costa Blanca. The official airport taxis are Radio Taxi Elche. Passengers are welcome to use any taxi service, although by using the official ones it makes it easier to trace left luggage etc. There are also a number of national and international car hire firms based at the airport. If passengers prefer to use the services of an independent firm, Elche Insider recommends Coys Rent-A-Car. A variety of parking options are available at Alicante-Elche Airport.