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Valencia Airport (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 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]

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
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle (begins 4 April 2020)[5]
AlitaliaRome–Fiumicino
Blue AirBucharest
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
Brussels AirlinesBrussels (begins 17 February 2020)[6]
easyJetLondon–Gatwick, London–Luton
Seasonal: Belfast–International,[7] Toulouse
EurowingsDüsseldorf, Hamburg (begins 2 June 2020),[8] Stuttgart
Iberia RegionalBarcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Vigo
Seasonal: A Coruña (begins 15 January 2020),[9] Asturias, Badajoz (begins 4 February 2020),[9] Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Santander (begins 16 January 2020),[9] Tenerife–North
KLMAmsterdam
LaudaStuttgart (begins 31 March 2020),[10] Vienna
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RyanairBari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest,[11] Cagliari, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Eindhoven, Fez, Frankfurt, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Ibiza, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Lanzarote (ends 6 January 2020),[12] Lisbon, 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),[13] Toulouse, Treviso, Trieste, Turin, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Copenhagen, East Midlands, Edinburgh
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen (resumes 29 June 2020)[14]
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: Lyon, Nantes
VuelingA Coruña, Algiers, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Barcelona, Brussels, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote,[15] 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.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Air France S20 Spain/Portugal network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Brussels Airlines Adds Valencia to Its Route Network". 5 June 2019.
  7. ^ "easyJet announces three new routes from Belfast". Belfast International Airport. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings S20 Short-Haul network additions as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Liu, Jim. "Iberia W19 Valencia limited-time network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim. "Lauda S20 new routes as of 18OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  11. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Ryanair W17 new routes as of 05MAR17". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0823/1070574-ryanair-to-close-4-spanish-bases-next-year-union/
  13. ^ https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0823/1070574-ryanair-to-close-4-spanish-bases-next-year-union/
  14. ^ Liu, Jim. "SAS S20 Short-Haul network changes as of 08OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Tres aerolíneas compensan en Lanzarote el cierre de la base de Ryanair".

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