Brescia Airport

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Brescia Airport
"Gabriele D'Annunzio"

Aeroporto di Brescia
Aeroporto di Brescia-Montichiari.JPG
Airport typePublic
ServesBrescia, Italy
LocationMontichiari, Lombardy
Elevation AMSL356 ft / 109 m
Coordinates45°25′44″N 010°19′50″E / 45.42889°N 10.33056°E / 45.42889; 10.33056Coordinates: 45°25′44″N 010°19′50″E / 45.42889°N 10.33056°E / 45.42889; 10.33056
VBS is located in Lombardy
Location of airport on map of Lombardy
Location of Lombardy region in Italy
Lombardy in Italy.svg
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,990 9,810 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passenger change 19-20Decrease -77.2%
Movements change 19-20Decrease -5.2%
Cargo tons39,234
Cargo tons change 19-20Increase +27.8%
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Brescia "Gabriele D'Annunzio" Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Brescia, IATA: VBS, ICAO: LIPO), also known as Montichiari Airport, is located in Montichiari, southeast of City of Brescia, Italy. Other nearby airports are Milan-Malpensa, Milan-Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio and Verona-Villafranca.


The airport is on the site of Italy's first air race meeting in September 1909, and the first outside France.[3] The meeting was attended by the aviators Louis Blériot and Glenn Curtiss, among others. Gabriele D'Annunzio flew in one of Curtiss's planes and drew on the experience of the meeting in his novel Forse che sì forse che no (1910). Franz Kafka and Max Brod also attended and separately published accounts.

Ryanair operated scheduled flights to and from London Stansted Airport and Cagliari-Elmas Airport until the end of October 2010, when the airline decided to move these flights to the nearby Verona-Villafranca Airport.

Passenger traffic has collapsed from strong year on year growth in 2007–2008, from almost 35,000 passengers a month in June 2008 [4] to only 311 passengers in June 2013, a drop of 99% over 5 years.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


As of April 2021 there haven't been scheduled passenger services at the airport since July 2018.


Poste Air Cargo Rome-Fiumicino[6]


Annual passenger traffic at VBS airport. See source Wikidata query.

Ground transportation[edit]

On 20 May 2016, APAM (Transport for Mantova) began operation of a twice-weekly shuttle bus service between Brescia-Montichiari Airport to Brescia Santa Eufemia metro station, for onward connections to Brescia railway station.[7] The bus journey takes 20 minutes and operates only on Mondays and Fridays.


  1. ^ Airport information for LIPO from DAFIF
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ "The First Air Races: Brescia, September 1909".
  4. ^ "Passenger Movements 2007–2008". Assaeroport. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ "2013 Passenger Movements 2012–2013". Assaeroport. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ - Il Network retrieved 17 April 2021
  7. ^ "Dal 20/05/2015: Nuova navetta Stazione Metro Sant'Eufemia - Aeroporto di Montichiari - APAM". Retrieved 2016-05-20.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Brescia Montichiari Airport at Wikimedia Commons