Since the Spanish city of Alicante is a popular Mediterranean resort destination, many airlines provide only seasonal flights to Alicante International Airport. Spain’s flag carrier, Iberia, offers direct service to Madrid Barajas Airport. This is the only route that is operated all year long by Iberia. However, Air Nostrum operates Iberia service to Bilabo, Ibiza, Madrid, and Oran on a regular basis. Air Nostrum also offers seasonal trips to the Grand Canary islands of Gran Canaria and Tenefire North.
Another large Spanish airline company that serves Alicante International Airport is Vueling Airlines. This low cost airline brings in passengers from Amsterdam and Paris to Alicante. Popular domestic destinations offered by Vueling Airlines include the city of Barcelona and the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.
There is no doubt that British tourists love to visit Alicante because Alicante International Airport is served by multiple large U.K. based airlines. The United Kingdom’s flag carrier, British Airways, provides a route into two of London’s busiest airport; Heathrow and Gatwick. Boasting the second largest fleet in the United Kingdom, EasyJet offers direct flights to major English cities such as Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the Scottish cities Edinburgh and Glasgow. EasyJet also takes passengers to four of the five major airports in London, excluding Heathrow. Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast is also on the list of major U.K. destinations offered by EasyJet.
Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways, two major British charter airlines, also connect Alicante International Airport with important cities throughout the United Kingdom. The list of destinations available by these busy British charter companies includes Birmingham, Doncaster, Norwich, Manchester, Leeds, and Nottingham. Flybe and Jet2 are popular low cost English airline companies that also serve Alicante. Speaking of the British Isles, major Irish carriers such as Aer Lingus and Ryanair also operate at Alicante International Airport.
Tourists from the Scandinavian region can easily get to Alicante International Airport via Norwegian Air Shuttle. This major low cost airline offers service to capital cities such as Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm. People from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden can also get to Alicante using the Scandinavian Airline service. In fact, this major airline serves as the flag carrier for these three Scandinavian countries.
The check in area for all airlines is at the ground floor of the terminal at Alicante International Airport. All airline flights depart from either the Processor or Dock sections of the main terminal building.