Valencia Airport

Valencia Airport
Aeropuerto de Valencia
Airport type Public
Operator Aena
Serves Valencia, Spain
Location Manises
Hub for Air Nostrum, Ryanair
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
Location within Spain
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,215 10,548 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 5,799,104
Passengers change 15-16 14.7%
Movements 62,798
Movements change 15-16 6.4%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, AENA[1]
Spanish AIP, AENA[2]

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]


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 destinations


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens (begins 3 June 2019)
Air AlgérieSeasonal: Algiers
Air EuropaMadrid, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Seasonal: Ibiza, Málaga, Menorca, Tenerife–South
Blue AirBucharest
British AirwaysLondon–Gatwick
easyJetLondon–Gatwick, London-Luton
Seasonal: Belfast-International,[5] Toulouse
EurowingsStuttgart, Düsseldorf
Iberia RegionalBarcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Madrid, Málaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
Seasonal: Asturias, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote
LaudamotionVienna (Begins 28 October 2018)
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
RyanairBari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bologna, Bordeaux (Begins 31 October 2018), Bristol, Brussels, Budapest,[6] Charleroi, Cagliari (Begins 28 October 2018), Cologne/Bonn, Craiova (ends 25 October 2018), Dublin, Frankfurt, Fes (Begins 29 October 2018), Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Glasgow (ends 26 October 2018)[7], Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Kraków, Lanzarote, London–Stansted, Malta, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Rome–Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tangier (Begins 29 October 2018), Tenerife–South, Trieste, Treviso, Turin, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Copenhagen, East Midlands, Menorca
S7 AirlinesSeasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
SmartWings Prague
Swiss International Air LinesGeneva, Zürich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon
TransaviaAmsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
Transavia FranceParis–Orly
Seasonal: Lyon
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International AirlinesSeasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk
VoloteaAsturias, Nantes
VuelingAlgiers, Amsterdam, A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris–Orly, Rome–Fiumicino, Seville, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Ibiza, Milan–Malpensa
Wizz AirBucharest, Cluj–Napoca, Sofia, Timişoara, Vienna


Ukraine Air Alliance Belgrade
UPS Airlines Barcelona, Cologne/Bonn

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 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 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


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