Brno–Tuřany Airport

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Brno–Tuřany Airport
Letiště Brno–Tuřany
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IATA: BRQICAO: LKTB
BRQ is located in Czech Republic
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Location of airport in Czech Republic
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner South-Moravia Region
Operator Airport Brno Ltd.
Serves Brno, Czech Republic
Elevation AMSL 770 ft / 235 m
Coordinates 49°09′05″N 16°41′40″E / 49.15139°N 16.69444°E / 49.15139; 16.69444
Website airport-brno.cz
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 8,694 2,650 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 534,968
Passenger growth 11–12 -4.1%
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Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQICAO: LKTB) is an airport in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2011, 557,952 passengers passed through the Brno–Tuřany passenger terminal, making it the second busiest airport in Czech Republic.

History[edit]

The airport was built during the 1950s as a replacement for the old Brno airport located in Slatina (north east of Tuřany airport). During the 1980s, the airport was handed over for use by the Czechoslovak air force, and civil operations were reduced to a minimum. After the fall of communism in 1989, the airport returned to civil use, and was operated by the state-owned Czech Airport Authority.

At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. Although charter and private flights still dominate at the airport, it has seen significant growth of scheduled service in the last years. Currently, three airlines operate scheduled passenger flights from the airport: Ryanair, UTair Aviation and Wizzair. Charter flights are usually operated by Travel Service Airlines.

Facilities[edit]

The terminal consists of two concourses. The new departure hall that opened in 2006 is capable of handling 1,000 passengers per hour. The building was designed by architect Petr Parolek and is considered to be one of the most significant projects of Czech contemporary architecture and a striking example of the growing trend of "organic architecture". Cargo airlines such as TNT, Volga-Dnepr or Antonov Design Bureau often use Brno Airport as one of their stopover points. The airport handled 6,273 tons of freight in 2008. Plans for building a new cargo terminal and industry zone are in talks of realization, which could take place in the near future.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ryanair London–Stansted
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines
Seasonal: Antalya, Burgas, Heraklion, Kavala, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Zakynthos[2]
Syphax Airlines Seasonal: Enfidha
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal: Almería, Antalya, Burgas, Faro, Hurghada, Kavala, Kos, Larnaca, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Sharm el-Sheikh, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos
UTair Aviation Moscow–Vnukovo
Volotea Seasonal: Palermo
Wizz Air Eindhoven, London–Luton

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TNT Airways Liège, Prague
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat

Ground transport[edit]

The airport is located within city limits, next to the D1 motorway which runs from Prague to Kroměříž through Brno. It is connected to the public transport network by bus no. 76, and night bus no. 89, which both run to Brno hlavní nádraží (main railway station).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Brno-Tuřany Airport at Wikimedia Commons