Alicante–Elche Airport Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche, (IATO: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), originally named El Altet, is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain, based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community .
The airport is located in the municipality of Elche, about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) east of this city and about 9 km (5.6 mi) southwest of Alicante. Its influence area spans other cities in the Valencia province—the city of Valencia is located about 160 km (99 mi) north of the airport—and in the Region of Murcia.
The airport is located about 70 km (43 mi) north of Murcia.
The airport is a base for Air Nostrum Norwegian Air Shuttle Ryanair Vueling
Passenger traffic has increased significantly in the last decade; in particular, in 2015 it beat its yearly record, handling 10,574,484 passengers.
Then, in 2016 it set a new, consecutive, record with almost 12,350,000 passengers, making it one of the busiest in Europe.
Up to 80% of all passenger flights are international. The largest numbers of passengers arrive from the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Sweden. Popular domestic destinations are Madrid,Palma,Barcelona.