Pisa International Airport
|Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
|IATA: PSA – ICAO: LIRP|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Società Aeroporto Toscano S.p.A.|
|Elevation AMSL||6 ft / 2 m|
|Passenger change 11–12||−0.7%|
|Movements change 11–12||−1.2%|
|Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL
Statistics from Assaeroporti 
Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSA, ICAO: LIRP), formerly Galileo Galilei Airport and San Giusto Airport is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany. It is named after Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist and native of Pisa. The airport was first developed for the military in the 1930 and 1940s. The airport was used by 4,526,723 passengers in 2011.
The airport has its own railway station and Pisa central railway station is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away. Connections with Pisa are available by train and bus; bus and train connections to and from Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence are also available.
Besides civilian operations, the airport is also used extensively by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) and is a base for, amongst others, the C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartan transport aircraft. The airport is home to 46ª Brigata Aerea Silvio Angelucci (46th Air Brigade). During World War II the airport was used as a base for the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces.
The airport resides at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has 2 asphalt paved runways: 04R/22L measuring 3,002 by 45 metres (9,849 × 148 ft) and 04L/22R measuring 2,792 by 43 metres (9,160 × 141 ft).
Airlines and destinations
In 2006 and 2007 the airport was the fastest growing among Italy’s top 15 airports with passenger numbers up 30% in 2006 and 24% in 2007. In 2008 it was Italy’s 11th busiest airport handling 3,963,717 and 4,011,525 passengers in 2010.In 2011 the growth rise to 11,3% and the airport carried 4.526.723 passengers
Accidents and incidents
- EAD Basic
- Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
- "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". anna.aero. 19 September 2008.
- Airport information for LIRP from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Air One starts 3 new seasonal rotes from St Petersburg
- "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
- Media related to Airport of Pisa at Wikimedia Commons
- Pisa International Airport (official website)
- Current weather for LIRP at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for PSA at Aviation Safety Network