Alicante Airport has seen some changes on the flights front over the last couple of years with Ryanair pulling a number of their routes after falling out with the Spanish Airport Authority over the use of air bridges in the new terminal. Every airline was asked to make a contribution to the cost, but Ryanair refused to do saying their passengers could reach the plane by foot, but this was felt to be a safety issue (especially during the busy summer months). Status quo was reached and the budget airline pulled some destinations.
But the good news is that their air time is now being taken by a number of other UK operators including easyJet, Flybe and Monarch Airlines with new routes being announced all the time.
To give you an idea of where you can to from Alicante you can reach a number of domestic destinations in Spain including Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago, Seville and Tenerife South.
UK and Ireland airports served include Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Nottingham East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International and Prestwick, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London Airports Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Southend.
European countries that you can fly to include a number of airports in Amsterdam, Brussels, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Moscow, Oslo and Switzerland with various national airlines.
Also times have changed as far as booking flights is concerned and gone are the days when the later you left it the better deal you got. It is now much better to book as far in advance as you can, and if you don’t believe me check the fares as your date approaches and you will be horrified to see how much the prices escalate.
Travelling light is now also very much the way to go as with the high charges made by airlines for you to check baggage into the hold. It is a far better option to just pack the essentials (and not a load of things you are never going to wear or use). This not only saves money but also time waiting for bags to appear on the carousel. If you are flying into Alicante there are plenty of shops where you can buy toiletries and very good value (cheaper than UK) suntan cream.
By Linda Craik Google+