Tips For Departing From The Airport in Alicante
If you are departing from Alicante airport, allow me to give you some tips to help you to find your way around.
The terminal building, especially the departure level, at the airport, is relatively large, but with the help of a couple of images and the map below, your departure will be very easy going.
Lets look in a step-by-step way to make boarding your flight from Alicante airport a pleasant and easy experience.
Alicante Airport Departure Area
(click on the images below for an enlarged view)
Driving To To The Departure Area At Alicante Airport
You can drive directly to the departure area or leave your car at the airport parking.
Alicante airport got a very large drop-zone just outside the departure area of the terminal building. If someone drives you to the airport, you do not need to buy a parking ticket.
There is a large “drop” zone right at the entrance of the terminal building for Alicante airport departures. But watch out – you should really leave your car only 5 minutes otherwise.. well I have paid twice so far.
In case you need assistance, you can call for help (wheelchair etc.) at a help point located right outside the terminal building entrance.
The map to the left (click on the image to enlarge the view), shows the location of the most important installations at the terminal building.
I drew the map in a very simplified way, to give you hopefully a good overview on where to find what at Alicante airport.
Comment added for those of you who need to “Check-in” dog or dogs, you will hand them over at the “Check-In Large Baggage” counter ( Marked with No.2 in on our map). ( click on image left to enlarge view).
Alicante airports terminal building is a wonderful modern light-flooded building. Really impressive to say the least.
The departure area is large, but relatively easy to get around.Lets get into step-by-step way of where to go if you departing.
First you should find the check-in counter of the airline you are flying with. Alicante airport currently got various check-in counters (numbered from 1 up to 140 !), for every airline leaving Alicante.
The counters are located in the main hall way (number 1 on the above departure map).To find out which counter your airline operating from, check one of the large screens right when you enter the departure area.
According to the check-in desk number for your flight, you find your airline’s check-in desk very easily.I will not publish any fixed list of airline check-in desk numbers here, since those might change over time and the monitors in the departure area provide you with the best information.
After you checked in your normal luggage, you airline might send you to check-in extra bulky luggage at the large-baggage drop-off counter. See the check-in counters for large baggage (marked no.2 on the map) at the end of the departure area.
Before you head into the inner departure area, passing security check, you might want to take a quick coffee or a bite to eat. Right outside the security check area, you will find a Tapasbar and a Fast food restaurant located.Perhaps a good idea to take “the last coffee” with the one who brought you to the airport.
As marked by the No.4 on our Alicante airport departure area map, you will find the security check area. Only allowed to proceed with a boarding pass you walk through to the area where the boarding gates are located.
Walking through to the boarding gates you are going to pass lots of shops, bars and restaurants. In fact it looks a bit like walking through a small shopping mall at first.My favourite place, if you want to get something typically spanish, is the shop of Chocolate Valor. Being a chocoholic myself it is definitely my number one shop to “visit”.
Inside the secure departure area, you find once again monitors displaying flights data. These monitors now also display up to the minute information about the boarding gate your flight is leaving from.
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