Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport

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Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport
Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia
Airport trieste view.jpg


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 (2014)
Passengers 740,403
Passenger change 13–14 Decrease 13.26%
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. The airport has a catchment area of approximately 5 million people, stretching beyond Friuli-Venezia Giulia into Slovenia and Croatia.


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 recent years the airport has witnessed an increase in low-cost routes and cargo aircraft. 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.

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.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
opeated by Mistral Air
Milan-Linate, Naples
Seasonal: Catania
Darwin Airline Charter: Zürich (begins 29 August 2015, ends 21 November 2015)[3]
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Meridiana Seasonal: Cagliari, Olbia,[4]
Ryanair Bari, London-Stansted, Trapani
Seasonal: Alghero, Valencia
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona (begins 20 June 2015)[5]


External links[edit]

Media related to Trieste Airport at Wikimedia Commons