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
easyJet London–Gatwick
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf, Vienna (begins 2016)
Iberia La Coruña (begings 27 of October)
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 of October), 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 Seasonal: Bucharest [6]
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly[7]
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
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara


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