Valencia Airport Information
Valencia Airport in Manises (IATA: VLC), also known as Manises Airport,is the 8th busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. Valencia Airport is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia. It has flight connections to about 15 European countries and 5.7 million passengers passed through the airport in 2008. Valencia 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.
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. The airport is also well served by public transport. It is connected to Valencia by a regular bus line (MetroBus) which takes 45 minutes, while the shuttle service (Aerobus) to city centre takes only 20 minutes. The metro network (lines 3 and 5) also connect the airport to the city center (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).
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Valencia Airport:
- Air Berlin
- Air Europa
- Andalus Líneas Aéreas
- Blue Air
- Delta Air Lines
- Iberia operated by Air Nostrum
- Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings
- Smart Wings
- Swiss International Air Lines
- TAP Portugal operated by Portugália
- TAROM * Transavia.com
- Wizz Air
The above mentioned information is taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia_Airport.