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Alicante-Elche Airport

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Name Alicante-Elche Airport
Region Europe
Territory Spain ES.gif
Location Elche, Alicante
Serving Alicante
Elevation 43.282 m <br />142 ft <br />142 ft43.282 m <br />
Type large airport
Coordinates 38° 17' 2.10" N, 0° 33' 36.88" W
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
10/28 3000 m9,842.52 ft <br /> 45 m147.638 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation LEAL 171230Z VRB03KT 9999 BKN024 25/17 Q1017 NOSIG
Station Alicante / El Altet
Date/Time 17 October 2021 12:30:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 03 kts
Lowest cloud amount broken clouds
Temperature 25°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 61%
QNH 1017 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Alicante-Elche Airport



International airport serving Alicante, Spain. Alicante Airport, originally named El Altet is the main airport for the Province of Alicante and the Region of Murcia. The airport is situated 9 km4.86 nm <br />9,000 m <br />29,527.559 ft <br /> southwest of Alicante in the municipality of Elche on Mediterranean coast.


Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of LEAL

  • B738, Alicante Spain, 2013 (On 27 March 2013, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 was mis-handled during take off and a minor tailstrike occurred. The crew were slow to respond and continued an uninterrupted climb to FL220 before deciding to return to land and beginning the corresponding QRH drill. When the cabin pressurisation outflow valve was fully opened at FL130, the cabin depressurised almost instantly and the crew temporarily donned oxygen masks. The Investigation noted the absence of any caution on the altitude at which the QRH drill should be used but also noted clear guidance that the procedure should be actioned without delay.)
  • B738, Alicante Spain, 2018 (On 7 June 2018, a Boeing 737-800 operated by a non-Spanish speaking crew was given takeoff clearance at Alicante after the same supervised student controller had previously cleared two vehicles to begin a full-length opposite-direction runway inspection in Spanish. The controller error was only recognised when the vehicles were able to transmit that they were still on the runway, the aircraft crew being unaware of the conflict until then was told to reject the takeoff. The maximum speed reached by the aircraft was 88 knots and minimum separation between the aircraft and the closest vehicle was never less than 1000 metres.)
  • B752, Alicante Spain, 2017 (On 10 April 2017, a Boeing 757-200 landing at Alicante in benign weather conditions was mishandled by an inexperienced First Officer on his third and final Line Check attempt and significant damage resulted from rear fuselage runway contact. The Investigation found that after an uneventful flight thus far, the Check Captain intervened to tell the First Officer to lower the nose after touchdown but on receiving a response indicating that he believed a go around was required, the Captain took control to complete the landing. The Investigation considered that the supervising Captain could have prevented the accident by intervening earlier.)