If there is one airport that I know by heart, it's the Alicante-Elche airport. Since I live in this part of Costa Blanca, almost all of my travels start in these terminals.
The Airport is located 9km. southwest of Alicante although it is actually in the municipality of Elche.
All you need to do is set food in the airport to realize that Alicante is a popular tourist destination, especially for Europeans.
In 2009, Alicante Airport recorded passenger traffic of 9,139,607, most of which came from low-cost carriers operating out of Europe.