Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport
Aeropuerto de Valencia
Valencia air logo.png
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Valencia, Spain
Location Manises
Hub for Air Nostrum, Ryanair
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
Website [3]
VLC is located in Spain
Location within Spain
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,215 10,548 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 5,799,104
Passengers change 15-16 Increase14.7%
Movements 62,798
Movements change 15-16 Increase6.4%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Valencia Airport in Manises (IATA: VLCICAO: LEVC), also known as Manises Airport,[3] is the tenth 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 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.[1]


Interior of T2 at Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport "Regional Terminal"
Interior of "Regional Terminal"
View of the airport from the wing of a Airbus A320

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.[citation needed]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Algérie Seasonal: Algiers (begins 17 June 2018)
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Menorca, Tenerife–South
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino (resumes 26 March 2018)[6]
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways London–Gatwick
easyJet London–Gatwick, London-Luton
Seasonal: Belfast-International (begins 23 June 2018),[7] Toulouse
Eurowings Stuttgart, Düsseldorf
operated by Air Nostrum
Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
Seasonal: Asturias, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Royal Air Maroc
operated by Royal Air Maroc Express
Ryanair Bari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest,[8] Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Craiova, Dublin, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hahn, Hamburg, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kraków, Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife–South, Trieste, Treviso,Turin, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Bristol (resumes 26 March 2018), Copenhagen, East Midlands, Menorca, Palermo (begin 27 March 2018)
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Sun D'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Air Portugal
operated by TAP Express
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon
TUI fly Belgium Brussels (begins 30 March 2018)[9]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk
Volotea Asturias, Nantes
Vueling Algiers, Amsterdam, A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville,Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara, Vienna (begins 14 June 2018)[10]


Airlines Destinations
Ukraine Air Alliance Belgrade
UPS Airlines Barcelona, Cologne/Bonn

Ground transport[edit]

Interior of the T2


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 Metrovalencia with lines 3 and 5 on the airport station connect the airport to the city centre (15 minutes), the main Railway Station of the city Estació del Nord (20 minutes) and the port of Valencia (30 minutes).

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