No Money Mondays: Alicante Airport LEAL by hergi1234

February 26, 2024

Another week, another edition of No Money Mondays at Threshold! This week, we’re headed to the warm beaches of Spain to feature the amazing work of hergi1234 and their rendition of Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport!

Diving into some history, the real Alicante airport opened on the 4th of May 1967, being named El Altet airport, after the region of the municipality of Elche it was in. It replaced the aging La Rabassa aerodrome that served the area since 1936. The first flight that landed at the airport was a Convair Metropolitan operated by Aviaco on the day of the airport’s opening. Spain’s flag carrier, Iberia started operations in November of 1969, connecting Alicante to Madrid and Barcelona. Over the years, Iberia has been the main carrier that served the airport, but with the decline of traditional airlines in the early 2000’s, ultra-low-cost carrier EasyJet became the airport’s most prominent carrier in 2004. Today, the airport serves many low cost carriers, such as Ryanair, and the previously mentioned EasyJet, ferrying holiday-goers to and from the sunny beaches of Alicante.

The in-sim rendition boasts many features, including:

  • Custom models of the new main terminal, old terminals 1 & 2 and the ATC tower.
  • Extensive ground markings around aprons, custom parking spot textures and corrected parking/gate locations and numbers.
  • Extensive taxiway markings and custom taxiway textures.
  • Custom runway markings and textures.
  • Custom working jetways.
  • Custom night lighting.
  • Scenery objects such as boarding stairs, baggage carts, shuttles etc. placed around the airport.
  • Terraforming improvements.
  • Detailed interior for the main terminal.
  • And more!

You can add this amazing creation to your simulator world by downloading it at!

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