Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Valencia, Spain
Location Manises
Hub for Air Nostrum
Elevation AMSL 73 m / 240 ft
Coordinates 39°29′22″N 00°28′54″W / 39.48944°N 0.48167°W / 39.48944; -0.48167Coordinates: 39°29′22″N 00°28′54″W / 39.48944°N 0.48167°W / 39.48944; -0.48167
VLC is located in Spain
Location within Spain
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,215 10,548 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 4.752.020
Passenger change 11-12 Decrease4.57%
Aircraft Movements 59.824
Movements change 11-12 Decrease15%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Valencia Airport in Manises (IATA: VLCICAO: LEVC), also known as Manises Airport,[3] is the 8th busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers[4] and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west[2] of the city of Valencia. The airport has flight connections to about 15 European countries and 4.98 million passengers passed through the airport in 2011.[1]


Valencia airport is situated adjacent to the Autovía A-3 highway which connects Valencia with Madrid and is also close to the Autovía A-7 coastal route to Barcelona. It is connected to Valencia by a regular bus line (MetroBus) which takes 45 minutes, while the shuttle service (Aerobus) to city centre takes 20 minutes. The metro network (lines 3 and 5) also connect the airport to the city centre (15 minutes), the Railway Station and the Port.

A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America's Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.

It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a row over subsidies by the airport authorities.[5] Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base. Ryanair later announced on 23 June 2010 that it would re-open its Valencia base with 2 based aircraft and 10 new destinations from November 2010.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Menorca, Tenerife-South
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Blue Air Bucharest
Darwin Airline Geneva
easyJet London-Gatwick
operated by Eurowings
operated by Air Nostrum
Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife-North
Seasonal: Arrecife, Asturias, Fuerteventura, Melilla, Zagreb
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Royal Air Maroc
operated by Royal Air Maroc Express
Ryanair Beauvais, Bergamo, Bologna, Brussels, Charleroi, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Ibiza, London-Stansted, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife-South, Treviso, Weeze
Summer seasonal: Bari, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Manchester, Marseille, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Santander, Trieste
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
Lisbon Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam France Paris-Orly (begins 1 June 2015)[6]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Seasonal: Asturias, Bordeaux, Nantes, Vigo
Vueling Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan-Malpensa (begins 27 December 2014), Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville
Seasonal: Ibiza
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara
Wizz Air Ukraine Summer seasonal: Kiev-Zhulyany [7]


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