Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Summary
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
Website aena-aeropuertos.es
Map
VLC is located in Spain
VLC
VLC
Location within Spain
Runways
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]

Facilities[edit]

Interior of T2 at Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport "Regional Terminal"
Interior of "Regional Terminal"

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]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Europa Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza (begins 25 February 2017),[6] Málaga, Menorca, Tenerife–South
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino (ends 31 January 2017)[7]
Blue Air Bucharest, Iași (begins 4 June 2017)[8]
British Airways London–Gatwick
easyJet London–Gatwick, London-Luton (begins 11 February 2017)
Seasonal: Hamburg (begins 28 June 2017), Toulouse (begins 29 June 2017)
Eurowings Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Vienna
FlyOne Seasonal: Chișinău (begins 6 June 2017)
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Barcelona (begins 28 March 2017), Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
Seasonal: Asturias, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Niki Seasonal: Vienna (ends 30 January 2017)[9]
Royal Air Maroc
operated by Royal Air Maroc Express
Casablanca
Ryanair Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Brussels, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen (begins 28 March 2017),[10] Craiova, Hahn, Hamburg (begins 2 May 2017),[11] Glasgow (begins 27 March 2017),[12] Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kraków (begins 3 May 2017), Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Malta,[13] Marrakech (begins 2 May 2017), Naples (begins 2 May 2017),[14] Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander (begins 2 May 2017),[15] Santiago de Compostela, Seville (begins 1 May 2017),[16] Tenerife–South, Treviso, Warsaw-Modlin,[17] Weeze
Seasonal: Bari, Bristol, Copenhagen (begins 28 March 2017), Dublin, East Midlands, Manchester, Marseille, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Trieste, Turin
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Prague
Sun D'Or
operated by El Al
Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich
TAP Portugal
operated by TAP Express
Lisbon
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Seasonal: Munich
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk
Volotea Asturias
Seasonal: Nantes, Vigo, Santander (begins 31 March 2017)
Vueling Algiers, Amsterdam, A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona (begins 28 March 2017), Brussels, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville
Seasonal: Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa, Tenerife-South, Oran (begins 1 April 2017)
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara
Windrose Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev

Cargo[edit]

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

Ground transport[edit]

Valencia Airport metro station
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 (lines 3 and 5) also connect the airport to the city centre (15 minutes), the Railway Station and the Port. Public Metrovalencia subway network allows connection via Xàtiva metro station with the city center and link to the main Estació del Nord train station within 20 minutes.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area - aena-aeropuertos.es". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA)[1][2]
  3. ^ "Sales Offices in Spain." Spanair. Retrieved on 6 May 2009.
  4. ^ AENA passenger and aircraft movements for 2008
  5. ^ "Welcome to Ryanair!". Ryanair.com. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269285/air-europa-adds-domestic-seasonal-routes-in-1h17/
  7. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270636/alitalia-europe-service-changes-from-feb-2017/
  8. ^ Blue Air new flights from Iasi
  9. ^ http://www.aerotelegraph.com/niki-stellt-staedtefluege-ende-januar-ein
  10. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270485/ryanair-expands-spanish-base-routes-in-s17/
  11. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270485/ryanair-expands-spanish-base-routes-in-s17/
  12. ^ "Ryanair Launches Record (Up 18%) Glasgow S 2017 Schedule 5 New Routes To Barcelona G, Lisbon, Palanga, Valencia & Zadar - See more at: http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/news/16907-ryanair-launches-record-up-18-glasgow-s-2017-schedule-5-new-routes-to-barcelona-g-lisbon-palanga-valencia-zadar/?market=en#sthash.IF9P6XCp.dpuf". Ryanair.  External link in |title= (help)
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/14/fr-mla-w16/
  14. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270183/ryanair-launches-naples-base-in-s17/
  15. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270485/ryanair-expands-spanish-base-routes-in-s17/
  16. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270485/ryanair-expands-spanish-base-routes-in-s17/
  17. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/28/fr-poland-w16/
  18. ^ metrovalencia.es - Timetable

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