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Why Fly to Alicante?
Alicante Airport, which is located 9km southwest of the city, is the jumping off point for the Costa Blanca. As such, it is well served by airlines, including low-cost carriers, and it is often possible to get cheap flights to Alicante. Many visitors bypass the city itself in favour of other coastal destinations such as Benidorm, but Alicante has its own charms including good beaches, a historic old quarter and lively nightlife. With countless possibilities for al fresco dining, this Mediterranean port is a great place to enjoy the coast’s sunshine-filled days and balmy nights.
Flying to Alicante from the UK
Alicante Airport is very well served by airlines, including a wide choice of low-cost carriers offering direct flights from many UK airports. As such it is often possible to get cheap flights to Alicante.
Direct flights to Alicante operate from airports including Bournemouth, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Gatwick, East Midlands, Bristol, Liverpool, Stansted, Glasgow, Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle and Edinburgh. From London airports a direct flight takes approximately 2.5 hours.
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Which Airlines Fly to Alicante?
Direct flights to Alicante are predominantly provided by Ryanair, flythomascook.com, bmibaby.com, Thomson flights, easyJet, Jet2.com, Flybe and Monarch. From London Gatwick, airlines including Ryanair, flythomascook.com, Monarch and easyJet offer direct flights. From London Heathrow, several airlines offer one-stop flights to Alicante including Iberia, Air Berlin, bmi and British Airways. Iberia fly via Madrid, while British Airways stop in Munich.
Mini Travel Guide to Alicante
Alicante offers miles of sandy beaches that are accessible by foot or tram. Playa del Postiguet is the most central, but it does get accordingly busy. Playa de San Juan is a long beach that's often quieter and is easily accessible by tram. Other popular local beaches include Playa de la Almadraba and Playa de la Albufereta.
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