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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]

Valencia Airport

Aeropuerto de Valencia
Aena Valencia logo.svg
Valencia Airport Terminal.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerENAIRE
OperatorAena
ServesValencia, Spain
LocationManises
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
Website[3]
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 (2018)
Passengers7,769,867
Passengers change 17-18Increase15.2%
Movements75,834
Movements change 17-18Increase11.5%
Cargo (t)14,499
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

Contents

FacilitiesEdit

 
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 destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
AeroflotMoscow–Sheremetyevo
Air AlgérieSeasonal: Algiers
Air EuropaMadrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Menorca, Tenerife–South
AlitaliaRome–Fiumicino
Blue AirBucharest
British AirwaysLondon-Heathrow
Brussels AirlinesBrussels (begins 17 February 2020)[5]
easyJetLondon–Gatwick, London-Luton
Seasonal: Belfast-International,[6] Toulouse
EurowingsStuttgart, Düsseldorf
Iberia RegionalBarcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Vigo
Seasonal: Asturias, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife
KLMAmsterdam
LaudaVienna
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RyanairBari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest,[7] Charleroi, Cagliari, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Frankfurt, Fes, Edinburgh (ends 26 October 2019), Eindhoven, Hamburg (ends 26 October 2019), Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kiev-Boryspil (begins 29 October 2019), Kraków (ends 23 October 2019), Lanzarote (ends 6 January 2020)[8][9], Lisbon (begins 28 October 2019), London–Stansted, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Menorca, Milan-Malpensa, Nantes, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tangier, Tenerife–South (ends 7 January 2020)[10][11], Toulouse (begins 30 October 2019), Trieste, Treviso, Turin, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Copenhagen, East Midlands
Smartwings Prague
Swiss International Air LinesGeneva, Zürich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
TAROMBucharest
TransaviaAmsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia FranceParis–Orly
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
Ukraine International AirlinesSeasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk
VoloteaAsturias
Seasonal: Nantes, Lyon
VuelingAlgiers, Amsterdam, A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona, Brussels, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote[12], Lisbon, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tenerife-North
Seasonal: Catania, Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa
Wizz AirBucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara, Vienna

CargoEdit

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

Ground transportEdit

RoadEdit

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.

RailEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Estadsticas - Aeropuertos Espaoles y Navegacin Area - aena-aeropuertos.es". 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!". Ryanair.com. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Brussels Airlines Adds Valencia to Its Route Network". 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ "easyJet announces three new routes from Belfast". Belfast International Airport. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  7. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Ryanair W17 new routes as of 05MAR17". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0823/1070574-ryanair-to-close-4-spanish-bases-next-year-union/
  9. ^ https://www.ryanair.com
  10. ^ https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0823/1070574-ryanair-to-close-4-spanish-bases-next-year-union/
  11. ^ https://www.ryanair.com
  12. ^ https://www.hosteltur.com/131259_tres-aerolineas-compensan-a-lanzarote-del-cierre-de-la-base-de-ryanair.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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