Alicante Airport Flight Delays Compensation

For flight delays or cancellations, if you had your flight from an EU airport, or to an EU airport with an EU regulated airline, you are entitled to compensation up to 600€ based on EC 261 rule.

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Alicante Airport Flight Delays / Cancellation Compensation

Handling over a million passengers in a year for both domestic and international flights, the airport is known to be one of the busiest airports in Spain. Even the busiest airport suffers from flights being cancelled or delayed due to reasons of mechanical failure or acts of god. EU air passenger rights 261/2004 which were passed in the month of February of 2005 states that if the flight is arriving 3 hours beyond scheduled arrival time at its destination no matter the distance travelled, then the airline is supposed to compensate its passengers to a maximum of 600€. EC Regulation 261/2004 also governs over the passengers who have been a victim of flight cancellation or denied boarding although carrying valid flight tickets and documents. Alicante flight passengers can also claim compensation from the airlines if they were denied to board the flight due to oversold flight tickets; if their flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or missed the connecting flight due to their current flight delays or airport arrivals delay or for any technical issues which could be easily solved by airline.

Passengers usually travel from Alicante airport to Benidorm the seaside resort located on Spain’s eastern coast situated in Costa Blanca part of Valencia. Flight passengers on Alicante airport arrivals search for transfers from Alicante Airport to Benidorm and Hotels near Alicante Airport to enjoy their holidays. Benidorm is sought to be one of the best tourist attractions and resorts near Alicante Airport since the 1960’s for the people of United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Benidorm from Alicante Airport is close to the airport and Drivalia can be used to hire car on rental as your transport from Alicante Airport to Benidorm. Tourists on arrivals at Alicante Airport may face flight delays and we are here to make aware of their rights. Passengers can claim money for flight delays on arrival for 3 hours or more and Alicante airports departures flights can be claimed if the flight gets cancelled without prior intimation.

Alicante-Elche Airport

Alicante-Elche Airport initially inaugurated on 4th May 1967 and was named after the area at which it was built, El Altet (Elche’s country-side part). Alicante Airport stands at sixth positions in terms of passenger footfalls in a year and is known to be one of the busiest airport in Spain. IATA Code of Alicante Airport is “ALC”. Alicante ALC Airport is base to major airlines such as Ryanair, Vueling, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Nostrum and easyJet is the other airline which operates after Ryanair through which flight passengers travels most at Alicante Airport. The airport serves flights to both domestic as well as international destinations and most Alicante Airport departures are for London Gatwick Airport, Birmingham, Bristol, London Stansted Airport, Leeds, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and East Midlands in UK, Barcelona, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca in Spain itself. Other famous destinations that this airport connects to are Brussels, Belfast, Hamburg, Norwich, Southampton, Amsterdam, Cologne, Copenhagen, Rome, Bucharest, Budapest, etc.

Alicante Airport Terminal

Alicante Airport has one Terminal which was opened in 2011 and the first flight to use this Terminal was a flight to Memmingen through Ryanair airline. This Terminal has 96 check-in desks, has 40 gates of which 15 are with air bridges, and 16 are with baggage reclaim carousels. The airport had 2 more Terminals earlier that is Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, but both of them stopped operating after the inaugural of the new Terminal. This New Terminal is constructed to the east of Terminal 1.

List of Airlines Operating At The Alicante Airport

Airline Country Cities/City
Ryanair Germany Berlin-Schonefeld, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Hahn, Hamburg, Karlsruhe/Baden, Weeze, Memmingen, Bournemouth
United Kingdom Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm-Skavsta
Italy Rome (Ciampino & Fiumicino)
Spain Santiago de Compostela
Scotland Edinburgh, Prestwick
Belgium Brussels, Charleroi
Ireland Belfast, Dublin
Poland Krakow, Warsaw
England Bournemouth
Denmark Copenhagen
Netherland Eindhoven
Italy Bergamo
Oslo Rygge
Vueling Spain Asturias, Barcelona, Tenerife (North & South), Seville, Bilbao, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela
United Kingdom Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff
Italy Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Malpensa
France Paris-Orly, Nantes
Russia Moscow-Domodedovo
Algeria Algiers, Oran
Denmark Copenhagen
Netherland Amsterdam
Belgium Brussels
Switzerland Zurich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Norway Alesund, Sandefjord, Tromso, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim
Sweden Gothenburg, Stockholm-Arlanda
United Kingdom Manchester, London (Gatwick)
Finland Helsinki
EasyJet United Kingdom Bristol, London (Gatwick & Luton), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Liverpool
Scotland Edinburgh, Glasgow
Germany Hamburg
Ireland Belfast United Kingdom Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford
Scotland Edinburgh
Ireland Belfast
Thomson Airways United Kingdom Birmingham, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands
Scotland Glasgow, Edinburgh
Air Berlin Germany Berlin-Tegel, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
Switzerland Zurich
Transavia Netherland Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Germany Munich
Wizz Air Romania Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca
Bulgaria Sofia
Scandinavian Airlines Norway Oslo, Stavanger
Sweden Stockholm-Arlanda
Eurowings Russia Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Austria Vienna
S7 Airlines Germany Dusseldorf
Russia Moscow-Domodedovo
Monarch Airlines United Kingdom Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London (Gatwick & Luton), Manchester
EasyJet Switzerland Spain Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-North
Air Europa Spain Asturias, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife (North&South)
Flybe England Doncaster/Sheffield, Exeter, Norwich, Southampton
Jetairfly Belgium Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Liege, Ostend/Bruges
Aeroflot Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Ukraine Ivano-Frankivsk
British Airways United Kingdom London-Gatwick
Thomas Cook Airlines United Kingdom Manchester
Air Algerie Algeria Algiers, Oran
KLM Netherland Amsterdam
Lufthansa Germany Frankfurt
Brussels Airlines Bulgaria Brussels
Aer Lingus Ireland Dublin

Flight Delays / Cancellation / Denied Boarding Problems

Flight delays, flight cancellations and Denied Boarding are the common problems faced by air travellers. If your flight gets delayed at the arrival airport for 3 or more hours; flight cancelled without notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overselling of flight seats EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles you to claim flight compensation up to 600€ from the airlines for the inconvenience caused to you. Flight delayed for 2 hours or more from departure airport, airlines are obligatory to provide you assistance. You are entitled to claim compensation for a cancelled flight if you were not informed about the cancellation at least 14 days before the scheduled time of departure. You can claim financial compensation for denied boarding, if your alternate flight is delayed for 2 hours or more.

EC Regulation 261/2004 / Know Your Rights / Air Passenger Rights

European Union Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 introduced in 2004 and came into effect from February 2005 establishes common EU rule on flight compensation and assistance to airline passengers in the event of denied boarding and of flights cancellation or delayed flights; repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91 of February 1991. EU 261/2004 rule states that air passengers are entitled to receive cash compensation of 250/400/600 € from airlines for the inconvenience caused due to flight delays or cancelled flight or if passengers are denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets by the airlines.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

EC Regulation 261/2004 is an European law, it applies to EU air space.

You do not have to be an EU citizen to claim flight compensation.

This means that you can claim on flights departing from any airport located in the EU (with any airline) or arriving in the EU (with an EU airline).

Origin and Destination EU Airline Non-EU Airline
From Inside EU to Outside EU Yes Yes
From Inside EU to Inside EU Yes Yes
From Outside EU to Inside EU Yes No
From Outside EU to Outside EU No No

Claim Flights – Flight Compensation Firm

If your flight has been delayed or cancelled while you are travelling within Europe, flying with an EU registered flight and you want to claim reimbursement for the problem the airline has caused you, all you have to do is provide us with your flight details (flight number & flight date) and our claim experts will work with various other teams to collect data so that everything goes smoothly. Our team has access to flight information such as the time by which the flight was delayed, the reason for flight cancellation, flights departure and arrival time, etc. making us more likely to win the compensation.

How to Claim Flight Delay Compensation?

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We have access to a lot of information about different airlines flights, thus you receive the compensation within right time.

Claim Yourself Delayed Flight Compensation

If your flight is delayed for more than 3 hours or if your flight has been cancelled without prior notice of 2 weeks or if you were denied boarding due to overbooking of flight tickets, you can use our free claim letter template to write the letter to airline to claim compensation for your delayed / cancelled / overbooked flight in accordance with EU Regulation 261/2004. EC Regulation 261/2004 entitles European Union air passengers to claim up to 600€ compensation for flight delay of 3 hours or more, flight cancellations or for denied boarding.

Calculate The Amount Airline Owes You

Passengers are often unaware of the law and end up claiming a very futile amount compared to what they are entitled to claim. At Claim Flights the exact compensation can be calculated with the help of the compensation calculator. Claim Flights takes up your case on a no win no fee basis and makes sure that you get right amount in time.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova

International Legal Strategist

Petya Petrova-Racheva holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree, and has broad knowledge of European Laws in different countries. She loves travelling and her dog, as well as her family.

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