Abruzzo Airport

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Pescara Abruzzo Airport
"Pasquale Liberi"
Pescara aeroporto.jpg

IATA: PSRICAO: LIBP

PSR is located in Italy
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Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator S.A.G.A. S.p.A.
Serves Pescara
Elevation AMSL 48 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 42°26′14″N 014°11′14″E / 42.43722°N 14.18722°E / 42.43722; 14.18722
Website www.abruzzo-airport.it
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,419 7,936 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 548.217
Passenger change 12–13 Decrease -2,7%
Aircraft movements 8.017
Movements change 12–13 Decrease -3,2%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Abruzzo Airport (IATA: PSRICAO: LIBP) is an airport located near Pescara, Italy. It is located approximately 4km (2.5 miles) from the centre of Pescara, about 180 km (112 miles) from Rome, a 2-hour drive by car on a motorway across the Appennine mountains. Is the only international airport in the Abruzzo region. Open to civilian traffic since 1996, has seen over the years more and more increase the number of transit passengers mainly due to the low-cost airlines and flights.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

In 1973 the historian, Bruce Barrymore Halpenny, who was living in Abruzzo, organised a British Caledonian BAC 111 to take off from Genoa to Pescara as a test flight for a large commercial aircraft to test the feasibility of the approach and landing at Pescara.[3] With the British Caledonian chief pilot an (Ex-RAF) and Halpenny (also Ex-RAF) on board this manoeuvre was successfully accomplished;[3] now opening up the airport and the region for tourism.[3] Halpenny then arranged for a British Caledonian BAC 111 to take off from Gatwick London and fly to and land at Pescara and return to Gatwick.[3] Commercial flights were now shown to be possible.[3]

From 1 February 1979, Itavia is forced to suspend its flights to Pescara due to the revision of the "minimum" on some Italian airports dell'ANPAC implemented by the National Association of Civil Aviation Pilots; raising the minimum in question ( distance to the runway and its share – which the pilot must decide whether to continue the landing) depends on the lack of radio support (such as ILS, Instrument Landing System) and image is essential to enable the landing of aircraft conditions of poor visibility, and absent at the time the airport. Itavia, airline originated in Abruzzo, does not come back on the runway of the Pasquale Liberi Airport. The mysterious facts of Ustica (27 June 1980) lead to the termination of the company's flights.

After the dark period during which the Liberi Airport does not have any connecting line, you start to see a little 'light by restoring the link with the capital of Lombardy, still Ancona, performed by Aermediterranea, a company belonging to the group and IRI owned by Alitalia, which will be operated from 1981 to 1983.

Since 1984, the flight to Milan Linate Airport is managed company of the other group: ATI (Italian Aero Transport) based in Naples. In 1988 it was the turn of the national flag carrier, which brings into play the modern MD-80 and use them until 1994, succeeding on and off, to make the much-awaited direct connection with Milan.

Development since the 1990s[edit]

Since 1994, the scheduled flight to Milan Linate Airport is operated by Air One, the company founded in 1983 as a flight school and air taxi companies for services in Abruzzo as the Aliadriatica. In 1996 he opened the current terminal, while the old building was converted for use by technical and logistical support. The project has enabled the airport to offer more comfort and efficiency of service.In the past Airtransat served Toronto but closed this route in 2012.

The development of the airport, from which 114,000 passengers in 2000 rose to over 400,000 in 2008, is due to the low cost phenomenon that affected all of Europe and most of the small Italian airports, involving a positive structure Pescara. Today the airport has a catchment area of over 500,000 passengers annually and connects the city of Pescara and the entire region with many Italian and European destinations.

Initially expected in early 2008 are left at year-end work for the modernization and expansion of the passenger: the arrivals area is not Schengen has been completely redesigned and rebuilt the side of the current (1,500 m²), while the space currently occupied will be converted into the departure area, are there other jobs which include:

  • The construction of new gates from 3 to 5 and become a commercial area (bars, shops, rental companies locations) that will be repainted and refurbished for a total of 7,800 square meters (currently 6300) and in the Schengen area and domestic arrivals, the 'objective of this work is to increase the number of passengers per year up to 600.000;
  • Investments for the demolition of some structures, once used for military use that are then sold to private Air Force, to increase the number of parking spaces for aircraft;
  • Construction of two new hangars and cargo area;
  • Construction of new helipad for private law enforcement and a new small square for the Coast Guard;
  • Extension of the runway and take-off and the construction of a new multi-storey car park for cars;
  • Construction of a plant for the treatment of water.

Some of these works have been completed, others are firm and others have not yet begun. The expansion of the APRON 2 has been completed and to date has been usually used as a parking lot parked aircraft and the expansion west of the module is finished already in operation, only the missing link to the old terminal that will happen with the restyling of this' last.

Currently the building of the old passenger terminal was converted to a warehouse and was employed by the airline cargoTNTup to December 2008 and operated by Maersk until October 2010.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Milan-Linate
Ryanair Beauvais, Bergamo, Charleroi, Girona, Hahn, London-Stansted
Summer seasonal: Weeze
Wizz Air Bucharest (begins 27 July 2015) [4]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Mistral Air Brescia

Statistics[edit]

Statistics for Abruzzo Airport [1]
Year Total passengers  % Total aircraft movements  % Cargo (tonnes)  %
1996 71,908 4,052 152
1997 72,962 Increase 2.86 4,618 Increase 13.9 195 Increase 28.3
1998 104,000 Increase 42.54 6,390 Increase 38.4 56 Decrease −71,3
1999 105,500 Increase 1.44 6,310 Decrease 1.25 476 Increase 750
2000 114,024 Increase 8.08 9,940 Increase 57.5 2.851 Increase 499
2001 153,227 Increase 34.4 6,775 Decrease −31,8 3.115 Increase 9.3
2002 295,875 Increase 93.1 11,559 Increase 70.6 1.913 Decrease −38,6
2003 301,773 Increase 2.0 10,932 Decrease −5,4 1.795 Decrease −6,2
2004 334,998 Increase 10.9 10,075 Decrease −7,8 2.151 Increase 19.8
2005 350,447 Increase 4.7 10,339 Increase 2.6 2.390 Increase 11.1
2006 340,699 Decrease −2,8 12,139 Increase 17.4 2.849 Increase 19.2
2007 371,247 Increase 9.0 12,085 Decrease −0,4 3.291 Increase 15.5
2008 402.845 Increase 8.5 11.128 Decrease −7,9 3.339 Increase 1.5
2009 409.045 Increase 1.5 9.773 Decrease −12,2 2.431 Decrease −27,2
2010 461.086 Increase 12.7 7.971 Decrease −18,4 2.116 Decrease −13,0
2011 550.062 Increase 19.3 7.827 Decrease −1,8 1.200 Decrease −43,3
2012 563.187 Increase 2.4 8.284 Increase 5.8 1.221 Increase 1.8
2013 548.217 Decrease -2,7 8.017 Decrease -3,2 721,1 Decrease -40,9

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

The airport is connected to the center of Pescara with Ticket n.38 line code GTM (vehicle insurance), with which you can reach Piazza della Repubblica, the terminal Buses to the domestic and international destinations. The bus line 38 is also located near the main railway station in the city, the Pescara railway station.

  • The airport is connected to the center of Pescara and Chieti with Ticket the company ARPA (Regional Public Bus Abruzzo) Chieti-Pescara line with which you can reach the university center "G. D'Annunzio" in Chieti Scalo. The ARPA stop is opposite the exit of the airport car park on the Via Tiburtina Valeria.

Cars[edit]

  • Coming from Rome: from Autostrada A24 (Italy) Chieti-Pescara exit and merge facilities axis in the direction of Pescara . Exit Sambuceto-Airport and follow signs to the airport.
  • Coming from Bologna-Ancona: Autostrada A14, exit at Chieti-Pescara Ovest, turn immediately right (twice) to get onto the road SS5 Tiburtina in the direction of Pescara, then take about 6km (3.7 miles) until you reach the airport.
  • Coming from Bari-Foggia: Autostrada A14 (Italy) Chieti-Pescara Ovest exit, turn immediately right (twice) to get onto Strada statale 5 Via Tiburtina Valeria in the direction of Pescara, then walk about 6km (3.7 miles) until you reach the airport.
  • Coming from Naples: Autostrada A1 (Italy) towards Rome, exit at Caianello, follow the signs to Isernia, arrived at Isernia go to Vasto until you see the 'Autostrada A14. From the Autostrada A14, exit at Chieti-Pescara Ovest, turn immediately right (twice) to join the Strada statale 5 Via Tiburtina Valeria in the direction of Pescara, then walk about 6km (3.7 miles) until you reach the airport.

Trolley-line[edit]

In addition, the airport will soon be served by the new trolley-line (currently under construction) that will connect Pescara and its points of reference such as Pescara railway station and other neighboring towns such as Montesilvano and Francavilla al Mare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ a b c d e Abruzzo – Londra: è quasi una realtà Il Tempo – D'Abruzzo, editor Gianni Letta, 27 Ottobre 1973 – N. 294
  4. ^ "WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES 9TH AIRCRAFT IN BUCHAREST AND 29% GROWTH IN ROMANIA IN 2015". Wizz Air. 10 September 2014. 

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