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 (2016)
Passenger change 15-16Increase +148.4%
Aircraft movements8,506
Movements change 15-16Increase +3.2%
Cargo tons24,416
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 from which it has pulled out during 2013 and 2014 pending investigations of subsidies granted there.

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 7 July 2018, there are no regular passenger flights at Brescia Airport.


DHL AviationMadrid, Marseille, Leipzig, London
Poste Air Cargo Ancona, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, Rome-Fiumcino

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.[6] 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. ^
  4. ^ "Passenger Movements 2007–2008". Assaeroport. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ "2013 Passenger Movements 2012–2013". Assaeroport. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ "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