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Valencia Airport

Valencia Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Valencia, Spain
Location Manises
Hub for Air Nostrum
Elevation AMSL 73 m / 240 ft
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 4.57%
Aircraft Movements 59.824
Movements change 11-12 15%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Valencia Airport in ICAO: 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]


  • Overview 1
  • Airlines and destinations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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

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
British Airways London-Gatwick (begins 6 November 2015)[6]
easyJet London–Gatwick
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Eurowings Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Vienna
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, Cologne, 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, Turin (begins 1° April 2016)
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 Bucharest
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia France Paris–Orly[7]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Volotea Asturias
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nantes, Vigo
Vueling Amsterdam, Bilbao, Brussels, Málaga, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville
Seasonal: Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa, Santiago de Compostela (begins 11 December 2015)
Wizz Air Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara


  1. ^ a b "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area -". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Spanish AIP (AENA)
  3. ^ "Sales Offices in Spain." Spanair. Retrieved on 6 May 2009.
  4. ^ AENA passenger and aircraft movements for 2008
  5. ^ "Welcome to Ryanair!". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "British Airways Adds London Gatwick – Valencia / Porto Service in W15". Airline Route. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Transavia ouvre 6 routes en 2015 dont Tirana, Munich et Dublin". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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