Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport

Aeropuerto de Valencia
Valencia air logo.png
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesValencia, Spain
Hub forAir Nostrum, Ryanair
Elevation AMSL73 m / 240 ft
Coordinates39°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 (2017)
Passengers change 16-17Increase16.3%
Movements change 16-17Increase8.3%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Valencia Airport in Manises (IATA: VLC, ICAO: LEVC), also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers[3] 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.[4] Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens (begins 3 June 2019)
Air AlgérieSeasonal: Algiers
Air EuropaMadrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Menorca, Tenerife–South
Blue AirBucharest
British AirwaysLondon–Gatwick (ends 31 March 2019)[5][6], London-Heathrow (begins 31 March 2019)[7]
easyJetLondon–Gatwick, London-Luton
Seasonal: Belfast-International,[8] Toulouse
EurowingsStuttgart, Düsseldorf
Iberia RegionalBarcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
Seasonal: Asturias, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
Level[9] Vienna
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RyanairBari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest,[10] Charleroi, Cagliari, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Frankfurt, Fes, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kraków, Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Nantes (begins 4 April 2019), Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tangier, Tenerife–South, Trieste, Treviso, Turin, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Copenhagen, East Midlands, Menorca
SmartWings Prague
Swiss International Air LinesGeneva, Zürich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
TransaviaAmsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia FranceParis–Orly
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018), Istambul-New (begins 1 January 2019)
Ukraine International AirlinesSeasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk
VoloteaAsturias, Nantes, Lyon (Begins 12 April 2019)
VuelingAlgiers, Amsterdam, A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona, Brussels, Gran Canaria (Begins 2 April)[11], Lisbon (Begins 3 April 2019)[12], Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tenerife-South (Ends 31 March 2019), Tenerife-North (Begins 1 April 2019)
Seasonal: Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa
Wizz AirBucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara, Vienna


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).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area -". Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA) Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine.[1][2] Archived 2017-01-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Aena airport statistics 2016" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Welcome to Ryanair!". Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
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