Blue Danube Airport Linz
|IATA: LNZ – ICAO: LOWL
|Operator||Flughafen Linz GesmbH|
|Elevation AMSL||977 ft / 298 m|
Linz Airport (IATA: LNZ, ICAO: LOWL), also known as Blue Danube Airport Linz and formerly Hörsching Airport, is a minor international airport near Linz, the third-largest city of Austria. It mainly features flights to European leisure and some metropolitan destinations.
Linz Airport is relatively small, with 11 gates. There is a shop and café in the entrance hall, together with the check-in and airline desks. Beyond the security checks there is a duty-free shop and a small café accessible from both the domestic and international gate areas. There is a single-storey covered car park.
Airlines and destinations
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal Charter: Heraklion|
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Summer seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Corfu, Ios, Karpathos, Kalymnos, Kos, Leros, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Santorini, Zakynthos
operated by Welcome Air
operated by Darwin Airline
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Niki||Charter: Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik
Summer seasonal charter: Antalya, Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Leros, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Winter seasonal: Tenerife-South
|SunExpress||Summer seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Tunisair||Summer seasonal charter: Enfidha|
operated by Atlantic Airlines
Bus line 601 connects the airport within 20 minutes with the city centre of Linz. There is an additional free shuttle service for travellers from Hörsching railway station which itself can be reached from Linz main station.
Accidents and incidents
- On 8 January 1968, Douglas C-47B YU-ABK of Jugoslovenski Aerotransport was operating an international scheduled cargo flight from Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany to Pleso Airport, Zagreb, Yugoslavia when a fire developed in one of the engines. An attempt was made to divert to Hörsching Airport but the aircraft force landed short of the airport in a forest at Sankt Florian. All four people on board survived.
- "YU-ABK Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
Media related to Linz Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Current weather for LOWL at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for LNZ at Aviation Safety Network
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