Bolzano Airport

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Bolzano Airport

Aeroporto di Bolzano
Bozen Bolzano Airport (278).jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorABD Airport AG/S.p.A.
ServesBolzano, Italy
Elevation AMSL270 m / 787.4 ft
Coordinates46°27′37″N 011°19′35″E / 46.46028°N 11.32639°E / 46.46028; 11.32639
Websitebolzanoairport.it
Map
Bolzano Airport is located in Italy
Bolzano Airport
Bolzano Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,294 4,245 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers35,141
Passenger change 14-15Decrease -46,4%
Aircraft movements11,915
Movements change 14-15Decrease -2.2%
Statistics from Assaeroporti [1]

Bolzano Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Bolzano — Dolomiti, German: Flughafen Bozen — Dolomiten) (IATA: BZO, ICAO: LIPB) is a small regional airport near Bolzano in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy.

History[edit]

The airport was created in October 1926 with a 1300 meters landing runway[2].

A Bolzano airport aerial view

In June 2016, a public opinion poll decided to no longer support the highly deficient airport with money from the government. Therefore, it has been decided that the airport's operator company will be liquidated and the licence given back to the Italian authorities which means the airport will be shut down entirely if no other operator is found.

South Tirol spent over €120 million in recent years for the airport without attracting any lasting scheduled traffic.[3] Darwin Airline ceased their PSO-flights to Rome on behalf of Alitalia on 18 June 2015 leaving Bolzano Airport again without any scheduled commercial traffic.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Austrian Airlines used to operate seasonal charter flights until summer 2018.[5] As of October 2018 no scheduled or seasonal flights are operated at the airport.

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Bolzano Airport at Wikimedia Commons