Alicante airport is firmly placed as one of the 50th busiest airports in Europe and the 5th busiest in Spain. With many more flights scheduled, there’s now expected around 14 million passengers coming through Alicante airport arrivals, as the airport has its eyes fixed firmly on the future.
Despite only opening Alicante’s futuristic-looking glass and steel terminal just eight years ago, Spanish airport operator Aena is predicting an increase in passengers using Alicante airport.
Aena has taken an in-depth look at the current facilities at Alicante airport and has decided to increase the number of vendors to 18 utilizing 5,600 m2 that will include an outdoor terrace with a view of the runway.
The new allocation of bars and restaurants will run from 2019 until 2027 and feature food options oriented to the type of airport passenger Alicante airport serves and their country of origin.
Well-known international brands such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Lavazza, Häagen Dazs and Burger King will remain while newcomers include Toronto based Tim Hortons, Canada’s equivalent of Dunkin’ Donuts and a sit down Italian restaurant called La Tagliatella.
The big news for many passengers will be the outdoor terrace run by Danish brewer Carlsberg. Whilst we don’t yet know how big it will be, Alicante airport is guaranteeing spectacular views of aircraft landing and taking off from the runways seen from Alicante airport departures.