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ALC Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||ALC / LEAL|
|GPS Coordinates:||38°16'55"N by 0°33'29"W|
|Area Served:||Alicante - Elche
|Elevation:||141 feet (43 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
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Facts about Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC):
- Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) currently has only 1 runway.
- The closest airport to Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) is Murcia–San Javier Airport (MJV), which is located 38 miles (61 kilometers) SSW of ALC.
- 1D means Dock, P stands for Processor.
- Because of Alicante-Elche Airport's relatively low elevation of 141 feet, planes can take off or land at Alicante-Elche Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- El Altet airport opened on 4 May 1967, replacing the older aerodrome La Rabassa that had served Alicante since 1936.
- Alicante-Elche Airport, originally named El Altet, is the sixth busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport for the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia.
- In 2011, Alicante Airport handled 9,913,764 passengers, 75,572 flight operations and 3,011 tonnes of cargo, making it the busiest airport in the Valencian Community by passenger numbers, and one of the 50 busiest in Europe.
- In 2011, the new terminal was opened at the airport increasing the annual airport capacity to 20 million passengers per year.
- Terminal 1 had 38 check-in desks numbered 1 - 38, along with one for special baggage which is desk number 39.
- The furthest airport from Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) is Gisborne Airport (GIS), which is nearly antipodal to Alicante-Elche Airport (meaning Alicante-Elche Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Gisborne Airport), and is located 12,353 miles (19,881 kilometers) away in Gisborne, New Zealand.
- In addition to being known as "Alicante-Elche Airport", other names for ALC include "Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche" and "Aeroport d'Alacant-Elx".