Arturo Michelena International Airport

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Arturo Michelena
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Michelena
Aviones de Avior Airlines en AIAM.jpg
Airport typePublic
LocationValencia, Carabobo
Elevation AMSL430 m / 1,411 ft
Coordinates10°09′00″N 67°55′40″W / 10.15000°N 67.92778°W / 10.15000; -67.92778Coordinates: 10°09′00″N 67°55′40″W / 10.15000°N 67.92778°W / 10.15000; -67.92778
VLN is located in Venezuela
Location of the airport in Venezuela
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Arturo Michelena International Airport (IATA: VLN, ICAO: SVVA) is an airport serving the city of Valencia in Venezuela, located two hours from Caracas by car. The airport was named after Venezuela's painter Arturo Michelena, who was born in Valencia.

The Arturo Michelena International Airport was build by Governor of Carabobo State Oscar Celli 1985-1988.

The very first airplane to performed landing and takeoff from this terminal was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, named "El Margariteño" from Aeropostal.

Among the plan's of expansion was to install Jet-Bridge system and build a hotel with the participation of Marriott Hotel's. But after Governor Celli left office no one had continued this project. So, basically the main structure reminds the same since first day of inauguration.

The Valencia non-directional beacon (Ident: VLC) and VOR-DME (Ident: VAL) are located on the field.[3][4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Avior Airlines Barcelona (VE), Bogotá, Santo Domingo-Las Americas
Conviasa Porlamar
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
LASER Airlines Porlamar
Turpial Airlines Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Maturín,[5] Porlamar, Puerto Ordaz,[5] Panama City-Tocumen, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo–Las Americas

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for Arturo Michelena International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Valencia
  3. ^ VLC NDB
  4. ^ VAL VOR
  5. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Turpial Airlines adds new Valencia routes from April 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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