Valence International Airport

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Valence International Airport
Aéroport International de Valence
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View over the terminal at Valence International.
IATA: VLCICAO: VCLC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Ministry of Defense
Operator Aéroports Nationaux
Serves Valence, Valcluse
Location Cavaillon, Valcluse
Hub for Air Valcluse, Air Inter
Elevation AMSL 505 ft / 154m m
Website www.aéroportsnationaux.com/valence
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
020/20 10,995 3,351 Ashphalt
12/30 10,200 3,109 Ashphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 6,985,140

Valence International Airport (French: Aéroport International de Valence) (IATA: VLC, MCAN: VCLC) is an international airport serving the city of Valence in Valcluse. It is the second largest airport by total passenger numbers in Valcluse, as well as by aircraft movements. The airport is located approximately 16 kilometres to the northwest of Valence in the locality of Cavaillon.

Valence International is owned by the Ministry of Defense and is operated by Aéroports Nationaux on contract from the City Council of Valence. The airport itself is primarily orientated towards commercial aviation and is home to special transport detachments of the Air Force as well as other military aircraft.

History

Facilities

Runways

Terminals

Although Valcluse has a single terminal building, the northern and southern concourses of the airport are known as "terminals". This means that the airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Terminal 1 was completed in 1998 and has undergone several modifications since then, the most recent being completed in 2013. Terminal 1 handles mainly international flights although it is sometimes used for domestic flights if the domestic terminal gates are full or close to capacity. Like its domestic counterpart, the terminal is built over three levels and contains duty free shopping areas, three cafes as well as an internet cafe and a massage parlour. Terminal 1 contains 22 gates, half of which are jet bridges.

Terminal 2 is the oldest of the terminals at Valence International and devoted purely to domestic operations. Completed in 1968, the terminal remains one of the oldest in continual operation in Valcluse that hasn't been substantially modified. It is built over three levels and contains amenities such as shops, boutiques as well as an additional internet cafe. It also has a restaurant. Both terminals are directly connected meaning transferring passengers do not have to leave the terminal to transfer from domestic to international flights and vice versa.

The Hotel Saint Jean, also completed in the 1960's, is directly attached to the domestic terminal.

Military installations

Transport

Destinations

Passenger

Airline Destinations Terminal
Air Argent Aurillac, Brétonneux, Masènna, Saint-Étienne 2
Air Inter Angoulême, Argentan, Aurillac, Avranches, Beaufort, Brétonneux, Châteroux, Chatillon, Colbourg, La Fontaine, Lyon, Mannerheim, Masènna, Montellino, Montreau, Montreuil, Molsheim, Périgeux, Révanne, Valenciennes
Seasonal: Perrier
2
Air Nord Angoulême, Colbourg, Hagenau 2
Air Ruccola Arugula, Porto Verde, Scalogno 1
Air Soufia Médéa, Saïda 1
Air Valcluse Angoulême, Argentan, Aurillac, Avranches, Beaufort, Brétonneux, Châteroux, Colbourg, La Fontaine, Lyon, Mannerheim, Masènna, Montellino, Montreau, Montreuil, Molsheim, Péerigeux, Révanne, Sèvres, Valenciennes
Seasonal: Perrier
2
Air Valcluse Arnötvár, Arugula, Cap-Métis, Châlons, Gênes, Liberec, Liése, Luxembourg-Courtemanche, Ostrava, Paços de Brandão, Prátlac, Port Brno, Saint-Lô, Santa Helena, Santo André, Sétif, Szentlászló, Vienne, Velký Šenov, Windstrand–Nörditser 1
CAB Gênes 1
JetVL Luxembourg-Courtemanche 1
Régional Angoulême, Frémont, Épier, Valenciennes 2
Rjub.com Windstrand–Nörditser 1
Ruccolian Airlines Arugula, Ciasiupoli 1
SONATA Seasonal: Vienne 1
VOLEZ! Chatillon, Lyon, Montellino, Montreau 2

Cargo