Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport

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Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport
Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia
Ronchi dei Legionari Airport
Airport trieste view.jpg
View of Trieste Airport
TRS is located in Italy
Location of the airport in Italy
Airport type Public
Operator Aeroporto FVG Spa plc
Serves Trieste
Location Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 45°49′39″N 013°28′20″E / 45.82750°N 13.47222°E / 45.82750; 13.47222 (Friuli Venezia Giulia "Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà" Airport)Coordinates: 45°49′39″N 013°28′20″E / 45.82750°N 13.47222°E / 45.82750; 13.47222 (Friuli Venezia Giulia "Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà" Airport)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 853,285
Passenger change 12–13 Decrease 3.27%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (IATA: TRSICAO: LIPQ) (Italian: Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia), formerly Trieste – Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, is an international airport located 0.3 NM (0.56 km; 0.35 mi) west of Ronchi dei Legionari (Gorizia),[1] near Trieste in Venezia Giulia, north-eastern Italy. In 2007 the airport was renamed Friuli – Venezia Giulia "Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà" Airport, in honor of the 19th-century humanitarian explorer of Africa known in English as Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, namegiver of Brazzaville.

The airport has a catchment area of approximately 5 million people, stretching beyond Friuli-Venezia Giulia into Slovenia and Croatia. It is equipped to handle all major aircraft. In recent years it has witnessed an increase in low-cost routes and cargo aircraft.


The first official documents citing the airfield of Ronchi dei Legionari date back to 30 November 1935, when the 4th Fighter Wing of the Royal Italian Air Force was based here. Commercial operations officially began on 2 December 1961.[citation needed]


Aeroporto Friuli-Venezia Giulia SpA is the company that has been running the airport since July 1997; its shareholders are the Consorzio per l'Aeroporto Friuli-Venezia Giulia – a consortium of local authorities and municipalities – (51%) and the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (49%).

In addition to this, the Company aims at developing non-aviation activities at the airport. The "Polo Intermodale" project is part of this planned expansion, that envisages the development of a multi-modal (air-road-rail) interchange that will be built in the near future just in front of the airport terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Milan-Linate, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Meridiana Seasonal: Olbia (begins 25 July 2014),[3] Cagliari
Ryanair Bari, Beauvais, London-Stansted, Trapani
Seasonal: Alghero, Birmingham, Charleroi, Valencia


External links[edit]

Media related to Trieste Airport at Wikimedia Commons