Valencia flies high
- Wednesday, 02 March 2016
New direct routes mean 2016 will see Valencia airport connected to more destinations than ever before.
Recently a number of airlines have announced they will start flying new direct routes to Valencia in 2016 from destinations such as Moscow, Lyon and Tel Aviv. There will also be new flights from Munich, as well as flights that have started recently from Cologne and Berlin, and an increase in flights from the United Kingdom and Amsterdam.
By the end of 2016 Valencia is expected to be connected with non-stop flights to 60 different cities.
The new flights mean a 350,000 seat increase in capacity in 2016, which Valencia's tourism authority says will translate into 150,000 extra visitors to the city.
According to figures from the airport operator, AENA, in 2015 Valencia's international terminal saw its first increase in passenger numbers since 2008, and this upward trend is expected to continue.
All this makes it easier for visitors to enjoy Valencia and, according to flight statistics website, Skyscanner, prices for flights to Valencia also dropped 11% in 2015 compared with the year before, with the average fare costing €180.