Reggio Calabria Airport
|Reggio di Calabria Airport
Aeroporto di Reggio di Calabria
|Airport type||Public & Military|
|Serves||Reggio di Calabria, Messina|
|Location||Reggio di Calabria|
|Built||1939 - present|
|Occupants||V Reparto di Volo della Polizia di Stato|
|Elevation AMSL||29.26 m / 95.99 ft|
Reggio di Calabria "Tito Minniti" Airport (IATA: REG, ICAO: LICR), also known as Aeroporto dello Stretto (Airport of the Strait) is an airport located near Reggio, in southern Calabria, Italy. It serves mainly the Province of Reggio and the Province of Messina, and partially the Province of Vibo Valentia; more than 1,200,000 people. Daily flights depart and arrive for and from several Italian cities, and are seasonally augmented by flights to various other countries.
Reggio military airport was inaugurated in 1939 (the first airport in Calabria), becoming operative for commercial flights in 1947; later it was named after Italian Royal Air Force war-hero Tito Minniti, who was born in Reggio Calabria. Its IATA airport code REG is derived from Reggio, Calabria's main city, which the airport is closest to.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Mistral Air
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
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The Reggio Calabria Airport is approximately 5 kilometers south from Reggio's historic city center. It is accessible by car or public transport.
- By car from North (Tirrenic area)
- By car from South (Ionic area)
- With the city of Reggio di Calabria
The airport is connected to the city by ATAM (Metropolitan Area Transport Service) buses, that connect the airport with the harbour and with the main rail station too.
- With the city of Messina
- With Locride Area and with Grecanic Area
A bus service called "Jonica Line" connects Caulonia Marina with the airport on time with all flights.
- Official website
- www.aeroportorc.com - Info and offers for the passengers that are flying from the Airports of Reggio Calabria and Lamezia
- Accident history for REG at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for LICR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- airliners.net - Photogallery