Check-in counters

The check-in desks are on floor P2 of the terminal:

You can look up your airline's terminal and check-in desks on the information screens and at the following link:

You should arrive at the airport with enough time to avoid unexpected problems. The general rule is:

  • Non-Schengen flights:3 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Domestic and Schengen flights:2 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Self check-in machines

The airport has six machines for checking in and printing your boarding pass for the airline Iberia. They are located next to the check-in desks.

Online check-in

Most airlines allow passengers to check in online on their website prior to travelling to the airport. You will receive your boarding pass when checking in, allowing you to proceed directly to the security checkpoints if you are only travelling with carry-on luggage.

Remember to print off all your travel documents (e-ticket, boarding pass, etc.). Please note that some airlines charge a fee to reissue boarding passes at the airport.

Mobile online check-in

With mobile online check-in, you can check in and receive your boarding pass on your mobile device via email, SMS or mobile applications. If you do not have to check in you can go straight to the security checkpoint.

Security checks

Passengers accessing boarding areas must pass through a metal-detector arch at a security checkpoint and their hand luggage and any other objects that they are carrying (coats, jackets, mobile phones, keys) must undergo an x-ray inspection.

Before going through the security checkpoint, passengers will be asked for their boarding pass.

To help objects pass through the scanner, particularly in the case of small articles, you must use the special trays available to passengers.

The airport has a Fast Lane available to companies for the use of their preferred passengers and all passengers who purchase an access

buy fast lane tickets

Passport control

If the destination of your flight is a non-Schengen country, you must go through document control.

The basic travel document is a passport, although you can travel to some countries with a National ID card (DNI). Some countries also require a visa, vaccination certificate, passport valid for 6 months after the date of arrival, etc. Please ask your airline.


The boarding gates are located in the following points on floor P2 of the terminal:

Please check the information screens to find your boarding gate. Please pay attention to these screens because Alicante-Elche Airport does not make PA system announcements about boarding gates or changes made to existing gates.

The Alicante-Elche boarding area includes a large shopping area with duty free shops and well-known fashion, accessories, electronics, sports, gifts and toy outlets. Enjoy a wide range of quality cafeterias and restaurants and relax in our VIP lounges. The entire shopping area has numerous information screens so that you can keep track of your boarding gate at all times.

At the boarding gate, you must show the airline personnel documentation to prove your identity. Please ask your airline about valid documentation to present to their personnel.