Most travelers to the Costa Blanca region of Spain take an Alicante flight. The Alicante Airport is the main airport of this region, including Torrevieja and Benidorm, servicing travelers from all over the world. This international airport offers many flight options, lower priced fairs, airport accommodation and a wide variety of transportation options available so you can reach you final destination once at the airport. With over sixty million people traveling to Spain annually, the government has made significant investments to make travel throughout the country much more accessible and affordable for both its visitors and citizens. Rail services, buses, taxis and car hire services make travel from the airport and around the city and surrounding areas only a matter of choosing which one is best for you.
The price of airfare to the area varies by the time of year and day of the week. Generally, it is least expensive to fly on Tuesdays and Thursdays while Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the most expensive days to fly. You may also find cheaper fares for flights during non-peak hours. Of course, travel during the peak summer season will be more expensive than off seasons. You should also book your flight in advance to find the best deals, particularly for flights during the summer seasons. Some believe that the best fares are found last minute and, though this can be true in the off seasons, it is surely not true during the summer. Waiting too late for summer flights risks the unavailability of a flight when you wish to travel ad also higher fares. It is recommended that you book your trip at least three months in advance.
Discount airlines can offer lower priced fare in exchange for fewer amenities and less convenience. There is no meal served on the flight, though you may get a small snack or beverage on some flights. Some carriers charge for beverages. In general, the lack of food or beverages helps these carriers keep the cost of the tickets at a lower fare. You may want to consider bring your own snacks on the plane. Another inconvenience sometimes found is that your flight will not be direct. You may have a layover or connecting flight and, if you are connecting in another country, you may need to obtain and re-check your bags for the later flight. Be sure to check on the luggage policy as it can vary by airline. Finally, if your flight is cancelled you may have more difficulty getting another flight. The larger airlines will not honor your ticket which means you will be required to wait for an alternate flight from the discount carrier.