Valencia Airport

Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Valencia
Location Manises
Hub for
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 (2010)
Passengers 4,934,272
Passenger change 09-10 increase3.9%
Aircraft Movements 77,802
Movements change 09-10 decrease4.1%
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 4.9 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010.[1] 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.

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 also well served by public transport. It is connected to Valencia by a regular bus line (MetroBus) which takes 45 minutes, while the shuttle service (Aerobus) to city centre takes only 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).

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 since 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

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Cologne/Bonn [ends 6 November], Palma de Mallorca
Air Europa Arrecife, Minorca, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tenerife-South
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa
Darwin Airline Geneva
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK
EasyJet London-Gatwick
operated by Air Nostrum
A Coruña, Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, León, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Minorca, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife-North, Valladolid, Vigo
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Funchal, Lisbon, Marrakech
Lufthansa Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 3 June 2012] , Munich [begins 31 March 2012]
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Eurowings
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Contact Air
Niki Palma de Mallorca, Vienna
Orbest Orizonia Airlines Seasonal: Lanzarote, Minorca, Tenerife South
Royal Air Maroc
operated by RAM Express
Ryanair Bari, Beauvais-Tillé, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels South-Charleroi, Cagliari, East Midlands, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Hahn, Ibiza, Lanzarote, London-Stansted, Malaga, Malta, Milan-Orio al Serio, Marrakech, Marseille, Memmingen, Oslo-Rygge, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife-South, Trieste, Trapani, Venice-Treviso, Weeze
Seasonal: Dublin, Manchester [begins 1 April], Rygge
Spanair Algiers, Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Portugal operated by Portugália Lisbon Amsterdam
Travel Service Airlines
operated by Smart Wings
Seasonal: Prague
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Airlines Amsterdam, Brussels, Ibiza, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino
Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara
Wizz Air Ukraine Kyiv-Zhulyany


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