Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
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]


Interior view of Terminal 1
Valencia Airport metro station

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
British Airways London-Gatwick (begins 6 November 2015)[6]
easyJet London–Gatwick
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Eurowings Stuttgart, Düsseldorf (begins 25 October 2015),[7] Vienna (begins 29 March 2016)[8]
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf (ends 24 October 2015),[9]
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, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 27 October 2015), Cologne begins 27 October 2015), Bologna, Brussels, Charleroi, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Ibiza, London–Stansted, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife–South, Treviso, Weeze
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 Zürich
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Austrian Airlines
TAP Portugal
operated by Portugália
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly[10]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Volotea Asturias
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nantes, Vigo
Vueling Amsterdam, Bilbao (begins 26 October 2015), Brussels, Málaga (begins 27 October 2015) , Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville
Seasonal: Florence (begins 28 December 2015), Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa, Santiago de Compostela (begins 11 December 2015)
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara


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