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One of Norway’s ‘Most Wanted’ gets arrested after flying into Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A drug trafficker on the run from Norwegian justice was greeted and arrested by the Policia Nacional after touching down at Alicante-Elche airport. The 38-year-old...

Fugitive fraudster is arrested in arrivals area of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

AN Estonian man accused of a €150,000 fraud has been arrested after landing at Alicante-Elche airport. He had flown in from Kaunas in Lithuania. The man,...

Costa Blanca conmen resold stolen top range Mini rental cars at Murcia dealership in Spain

TWO Alicante businessmen have been arrested for stealing high-end Mini rental cars which ended up at a Murcia area car dealership. One of the detainees...

Costa Blanca airport gets a million passengers in a month for first time since COVID-19 pandemic hit Spain

OVER a million passengers used Alicante-Elche airport in October- the first time the million mark has been passed in 20 months since the start...

Busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain opens its first outdoor terrace with good airfield view

PASSENGERS flying from Alicante-Elche airport can now eat and drink on a new outdoor terrace that looks out onto the airfield. It's the first outside...

Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THE Guardia Civil intercepted a parcel containing potentially lethal black cocaine that was shipped to Alicante-Elche airport. The package containing five kilos of the dangerous...

Thieves steal from passengers in car rental zones of Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THREE men have been arrested for stealing from arriving passengers at Alicante-Elche airport. They've been charged with six thefts as well as document forgery and...

Costa Blanca airport suffers 40% fall in travellers to Spain compared to September 2019

PASSENGER numbers at Alicante-Elche airport still have a long way to go in order to match pre-pandemic figures. Figures for September from airport operator Aena...

Airport authority admits the return of British tourism is ‘key’ to a return to pre-pandemic flight numbers on Spain’s...

ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport has instantly bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, according to AENA. More than 180,000 tourists will be using Costa Blanca’s biggest...

Robbers used ‘military tactics’ to steal from foreign tourists at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THREE men donned disguises and deployed military-style tactics to steal from foreign tourists arriving at Alicante-Elche airport. The Kosovo-Albanian trio used their past military training...

Kidnapped toddler taken to the Costa Blanca in Spain is back, safe and well, in the UK

AN abducted toddler taken by her parents on a flight from Glasgow to Alicante-Elche airport is safely back in the UK. Gracie-May Rogers,2, from Lancaster...

Appeal for sightings of kidnapped UK toddler and her parents who flew into the Costa Blanca area of Spain

LANCASHIRE police have appealed for sightings of a two-year-old girl on the Costa Blanca, after she was 'abducted' by her parents. Grace-May Rogers from Lancaster...

New Flyr airline starts flying from Norway to the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol areas of Spain

A new budget airline based in Norway is launching services this weekend between Oslo and two Spanish airports. Flyr began operating in August 2020 with...

Domestic travellers overtake British users of Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

DOMESTIC passengers overtook UK traveller numbers for Alicante-Elche airport in July. Figures from airport operator Aena put internal users at 133,000 compared to 111,784 Brits. The...

Tourists robbed while picking up rental cars at Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

TOURISTS picking up hire cars at Alicante-Elche airport were robbed by three men in a series of distraction thefts. The crooks travelled around Spain committing...

‘MAIL ORDER DRUGS’ as Costa Blanca gang send out marijuana parcels from Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

FOUR men have been arrested over a major marijuana growing and shipping operation that dispatched customer orders from Alicante-Elche airport. The criminal enterprise was co-ordinated...

Ryanair claims more passengers will fly into Spain’s Costa Blanca next year than before the pandemic

BUDGET airline Ryanair says that passenger numbers will soon return to pre-pandemic levels on services using Alicante-Elche airport. The forecast came from the firm's head...

Alicante-Elche airport gets big road boost to ease delays on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A new stretch of dual-carriageway road to cut down congestion around Alicante-Elche airport has been officially opened by Spain's Transport Minister, Jose Luis Abalos. The...

‘Tripping’ drug from Mexico is intercepted by police at Alicante-Elche airport on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A potentially lethal drug known as 'God's Molecule' has been seized at Alicante-Elche airport. A package from Mexico was opened by Guardia Civil officers after...

British drug dealers on the Costa Blanca in Spain are jailed for sending cocaine parcel to Australia

THREE British men have been jailed after a parcel of drugs destined for Australia was intercepted at Alicante-Elche airport. X-ray scanners detected 855 grams of...

Ryanair stop Brits flying back to Spain’s Costa Blanca over a ‘time difference’ dispute

A Costa Blanca couple were turned away from a Ryanair flight from Manchester to the Costa Blanca in a row over when they took...

Alicante-Elche airport celebrates a decade of the new terminal which revolutionised the facility on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Alicante-Elche airport today created a symbolic 'number ten' to celebrate a decade since the opening of the new terminal. March 24, 2011 was...

Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport wins top award for COVID-19 safety in Spain

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport has won a health safety award to recognise its measures to reduce the chances of travellers catching COVID-19. The accolade comes from the...

Fast test PCR laboratory to be set up in Alicante-Elche airport departure zone on Spain’s Costa Blanca

COSTA Blanca's Alicante-Elche airport will be installing a laboratory in the departure area for passengers to get COVID-19 PCR tests. The service, announced by airport...

Alicante-Elche airport is getting an extended name on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport's title is to be expanded to include the name of the famous Orihuela poet, Miguel Hernandez. The announcement was made by Spain's Transport...

COVID-19 tourist slump causes 47-year blowback for Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

A EUROPEAN UNION survey suggests that flights to and from Alicante-Elche airport have now collapsed to levels last seen in 1973. Airport operator, Aena, has...

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