Brescia Airport

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Brescia Airport
"Gabriele D'Annunzio"

Aeroporto di Brescia
Aeroporto di Brescia-Montichiari.JPG
IATA: VBSICAO: LIPO
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Brescia, Italy
Location Montichiari, Lombardy
Built 1909
Elevation AMSL 356 ft / 109 m
Coordinates 45°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
Website www.aeroportobrescia.it
Map
VBS is located in Lombardy
VBS
VBS
Location of airport on map of Lombardy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,990 9,810 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 7,744
Passenger change 14-15 Decrease -42.8%
Aircraft movements 8,239
Movements change 13-14 Increase +9.6%
Sources:DAFIF[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Brescia "Gabriele D'Annunzio" Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Brescia, IATA: VBSICAO: 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.

History[edit]

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 99.9% over 5 years.[5]

In 2016, Windrose Airlines, a Ukrainian-based aviation company, announced a new charter route at Brescia-Montichiari Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Meridiana Seasonal: Olbia[6]
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Ivano-Frankivsk[7]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Mistral Air Ancona, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, Rome-Fiumcino

Ground Transportation[edit]

From 20 May 2016, APAM (Transport for Mantova) begins 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.[8] The bus journey takes 20 minutes and operates only on Mondays and Fridays.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Brescia Montichiari Airport at Wikimedia Commons