Valencia Airport (VLC/LEVC)

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It was better than Monaco: The streets of Valencia used to host Formula 1's European Grand Prix. This is the third largest city in Spain and one of Europe's most dynamically growing municipalities.

The future, now: Valencia born and bred architect Santiago Calatrava designed the amazingly futuristic City of Arts and Sciences development, now a true wonder of the architectural world.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Economic, industrial & tourist center; key port in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • As America’s Cup 2007 host, Valencia became well known worldwide.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, Valencia has hosted F1’s Telefonica European Grand Prix.
  • Las Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph (19th of March).
  • La Tomatina is a festival held in the Valencian town of Buñol, located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of the festivities of Buñol.
  • The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the largest on the Mediterranean.
  • Valencia Airport quality and environment certifications are: ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
  • Valencia Airport quality
  • Valencia airport received an award for the maintenance of AENOR certification in environmental management systems and quality in 2011.
  • Valencia airport was certified by the Spanish Aviation Agency (AESA), according to EU 139/2014 regulation.
  • Valencia airport received the ARI Award, granted by the specialized magazine Avion Revue Internacional, in the category of best airport of 2019.
  • Information about COVID-19 measures in place can be found at Info COVID-19.


Valencia also leads in telecom and transport sectors, and is highly influential in education, media, arts and sport: After being chosen to be the Host City of the 32nd America's Cup in 2007, the first ever to be held in Europe, in 2010 Valencia also welcomed the 33rd edition of the oldest sports trophy in the world. Furthermore Valencia is also the true home of…paella.

Marketing and other support

Aena offers airlines an extensive range of incentives. See the new incentive that Aena offers in 2020 and discover which one suit your type of operation best:
  • Operation recovery.
  • Seasonality.
  • Off-peak days.
  • Connecting flights.
  • Freight: Exempted of cargo charge from the 5th of July 2014
  • Airport charges decrease on average by 2,2% annually until 2021

The conditions of the Aena Incentive scheme are according to the wording included in the legislation in force. For more information, please visit:

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Aena collaborates on an ongoing basis with airlines on aspects such as organising events relating to first flights, advertising in media belonging to Aena, press releases, publicity on social networks, information to travel agencies associations, etc. All of this is geared towards achieving greater visibility and publicity for the launch of new routes or new bases.

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Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain):

Market information: statistics & market analysis on request at

The map shows the population within a two-hour drive from Valencia Airport (the red square) and the nearest airports in the area (Alicante Airport, Murcia-San Javier Airport and Albacete Airport). Valencia's own festival, Las Fallas, is possibly the most colorful in the whole country as a multitude of puppets fill the streets. In August, the party continues in a nearby town of Buñol, which attracts thousands of people to La Tomatina, the world's biggest tomato fight.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment: 2,100,00.
  • 60-minute catchment: 3,100,000.
  • 120-minute catchment: 5,000,000.

The Port of Valencia is Europe's fifth largest container facility and the busiest in the Mediterranean. The city is also a major convention centre – a great climate helps the airport grow its business network offering.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Valencia Airport handles mostly international services and enjoys plenty of interest from full-service carriers due to the airport's healthy share in high-yielding business traffic.


  • Valencia Airport is located 8 km to the west of the capital.

Road Access

  • It is easily accessed from the national road N-220, which connects the A-3 and the V-30.

Bus Access

  • Line 150: Valencia-Airport

Underground access

There are two underground lines which link the airport, the city centre and the port:

  • Line 3. Rafelbunyol-Airport
  • Line 5. Maritim Serreria – Torrent Av. / Airport

Infrastructure & Operations

Valencia Airport

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Vital statistics

2019 figures

  • Passengers (commercial): 2.2 millions domestic pax; 6.3 millions international pax.
  • Flights: 99% regular; 1% charter.
  • Freight: 14,500 tons.
  • Largest carriers (Top 5): Ryanair, Vueling, Air Nostrum, Air Europa, and Lufthansa.



Airport charges
Annual report