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Valencia Airport

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Valencia Airport

Aeropuerto de Valencia
Aeroport de València
Aena Valencia.svg
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesValencia, Spain
Hub forAir Nostrum, Ryanair, Vueling
Elevation AMSL73 m / 240 ft
Coordinates39°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 (2019)
Passengers change 18-19Increase9.9%
Movements change 18-19Increase2.9%
Cargo (t)14,515
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Valencia Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Valencia) (Valencian: Aeroport de València) (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, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 8.53 million passengers passed through the airport in 2019.[1]


Valencia's first transatlantic flight, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 from New York City's JFK Airport, landed in June 2009.[4][5] The route operated every summer until Delta announced in late 2012 that it would withdraw from the Spanish city the following year; the airline attributed its decision to the flight's poor financial performance and to rising fuel costs.[6]


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

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 dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities.[7] 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


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Air AlgérieSeasonal: Algiers
Air Arabia Maroc Tangier[8]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[9]
Air EuropaMadrid, Palma de Mallorca
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle[10]
AnimawingsSeasonal: Bucharest[11]
Blue AirBucharest
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
Brussels AirlinesSeasonal: Brussels[12]
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse,[13] Berlin, Geneva,[14] Toulouse
EurowingsDüsseldorf, Hamburg,[15] Stuttgart
Iberia RegionalBarcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
Seasonal: Asturias, Badajoz,[16] Fuerteventura, Granada, Gran Canaria, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Santander, Tenerife–North, Vigo
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
LuxairSeasonal: Luxembourg[17]
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RyanairBari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Cagliari, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Eindhoven, Fez, Frankfurt, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk (begins 2 November 2021),[18] Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (begins 1 November 2021),[18] Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Málaga, Marrakech, Marseille, Manchester, Menorca, Milan–Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife–North, Toulouse (begins 1 November 2021),[18] Treviso, Trieste, Turin, Vienna, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Belfast–City, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Malta, Tenerife–South, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Oslo
Smartwings Prague
Swiss International Air LinesGeneva, Zürich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
TransaviaAmsterdam, Eindhoven, Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague
Seasonal: Lyon[19]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Seasonal: Bilbao,[20] Lyon, Menorca,[20] Nantes
Vueling A Coruña, Algiers, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Gatwick,[21] Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tenerife–North
Seasonal: Ibiza, Menorca, Santiago de Compostela
Wizz AirBucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara, Vienna


UPS Airlines[22] Cologne/Bonn
Swiftair[23] Ibiza, Madrid


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Ground transport


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 the city of Valencia by a regular bus line operated by Fernanbus which takes between 30 and 35 minutes[24] and passes through Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises.


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


  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. ^ Ricós, F (7 June 2009). "Valencia estrena el vuelo sin escalas a Nueva York". Las Provincias (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Línea aérea directa entre Valencia y Nueva York". El País (in Spanish). 6 June 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Delta Airlines suprime los vuelos entre Valencia y Nueva York durante el próximo año". Las Provincias (in Spanish). 18 October 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Ryanair!". Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  8. ^ "New flights between Valencia and Tangier (Morocco) from March 2021". Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  9. ^
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air France S20 Spain/Portugal network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  11. ^ "New route: Bucharest - Valencia with Animawings from June 2021".
  12. ^ "Brussels Airlines launches its holiday offer for summer 2021". 26 December 2020.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "easyJet S20 new routes as of 27DEC19". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  14. ^
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings S20 Short-Haul network additions as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim. "Iberia W19 Valencia limited-time network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  17. ^
  18. ^ a b c
  19. ^
  20. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Volotea outlines post-COVID 19 network expansion in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  21. ^
  22. ^ - UPS United Parcel Service retrieved 18 July 2020
  23. ^ "Swiftair cargo routes". 21 June 2020.
  24. ^ fernanbus. "LÍNEA 150". Fernanbús (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-03-01.

External links

Media related to Valencia Airport at Wikimedia Commons

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