Brno–Tuřany Airport

Coordinates: 49°09′05″N 16°41′40″E / 49.15139°N 16.69444°E / 49.15139; 16.69444
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Brno–Tuřany Airport

Letiště Brno–Tuřany
Airport typePublic
OwnerSouth-Moravia Region
OperatorAirport Brno Ltd.
ServesBrno, Czech Republic
Elevation AMSL770 ft / 235 m
Coordinates49°09′05″N 16°41′40″E / 49.15139°N 16.69444°E / 49.15139; 16.69444
BRQ is located in Czech Republic
Location of airport in Czech Republic
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,694 2,650 Concrete
08/26 2,624 800 Grass
Statistics (2022)
Passengers471 811
Passenger growth 21-22Increase 153%

Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQ, ICAO: LKTB) is an airport in Brno, Czech Republic. It is about 7.5 km (5 mi) from Brno's city center, on the edge of the historical Austerlitz battlefield. The airport is about 120 km (75 mi) from other international airports, such as Vienna Airport and Bratislava Airport and smaller international airports in Ostrava and Pardubice.

In 2022, 471,811 passengers passed through the Brno–Tuřany passenger terminal,[3] making it the second busiest airport in the Czech Republic.[4]


Early years[edit]

The airport was built during the 1950s as a replacement for the old Brno airport located in Slatina (northeast of Tuřany airport). In 1967, a new departure hall construction began. During the 1980s, the airport was handed over for use by the Czechoslovak air force, and civil operations were reduced to a minimum. Civil flights were operated during exhibitions and fairs taking place at Brno Exhibition Center. In 1986, the new departure hall and related facilities were completed. After the fall of communism in 1989, the airport returned to civil use, and was operated by the state-owned Czech Airport Authority.[5]

Latest developments[edit]

At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. In November 2017, Brno Airport Ltd. was bought by the investment group Accolade.[6]

The regional government of South Moravia Region entered negotiations on new routes, namely to Rome, Barcelona, Milan, and Lviv, in late 2017.[7] As a result, a new airline company, Blue Air Moravia, was established owned jointly by city of Brno and the regional authority (35%) and the parent company Blue Air (65%), headquartered in Bucharest, Romania.[8][9][10] However, this was cancelled and the airport was bought by Accolade Holding.[11][12]


The terminal consists of two concourses. The new departure hall that opened in 2006 is capable of handling 1,000 passengers per hour. The building was designed by architect Petr Parolek and is considered to be one of the most significant projects of Czech contemporary architecture and a striking example of the growing trend of organic architecture.

The airport offers some bars, a duty-free shop, car rentals, ATM and exchange office. The airport is covered by a free WiFi.[13]

Cargo airlines such as ASL Airlines Belgium, Volga-Dnepr, or Antonov Design Bureau often use Brno Airport as one of their stopover points. The airport handled 9,679 tons of freight in 2009. Plans for building a new cargo terminal and industry zone are in talks of realization, which could take place in the near future.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate flights to and from Brno:[14]

Air Montenegro Seasonal: Tivat[15]
Neos Seasonal: Phuket (begins 19 December 2023)[16]
Ryanair[17] Bergamo,[18] London–Stansted
Smartwings[19][20][21] Seasonal: Antalya, Burgas, Corfu, Heraklion, Hurghada, Kos, Lamezia Terme,[22] Marsa Alam, Rhodes, Tenerife–South,[23] Varna, Zakynthos
Seasonal charter: Boa Vista,[24] Djerba, Enfidha, Fuerteventura,[25] Funchal[26] Monastir, Murcia, Sal, Taba, Tirana[27]


Middle apron
Terminal interior

Annual passenger and cargo numbers[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at BRQ airport. See Wikidata query.
% Change
% Change

% Change
2006[3] 393,686 3,144 20,105
2007[3] 415,276 Increase10.55 3,055 Decrease-2.87 22,893 Increase13.87
2008[3] 506,174 Increase21.89 6,273 Increase105.34 29,303 Increase28.00
2009[3] 440,850 Decrease-12.90 9,679 Increase54.30 30,513 Increase4.13
2010[3] 396,589 Decrease-10.04 5,326 Decrease-44.97 25,027 Decrease-17.98
2011[3] 557,952 Increase40.69 4,625 Decrease-13.16 26,837 Increase7.23
2012[3] 534,968 Decrease-4.12 3,828 Decrease-17.23 29,885 Increase11.36
2013[3] 463,023 Decrease-13.45 4,078 Increase6.53 27,803 Decrease-6.97
2014[3] 486,134 Increase4.99 4,530 Increase11.08 32,216 Increase15.87
2015[3] 466,046 Decrease-4.13 4,613 Increase1.83 38,264 Increase18.77
2016[3] 417,725 Decrease-10.37 4,150 Decrease-10.04 40,073 Increase4.73
2017[28] 470,000 Increase12.51 48,337[29] Increase20.62

Ground transport[edit]

The airport is located within city limits, next to the D1 highway which runs from Prague to Bohumín through Brno. It is connected to the public transport network by daytime bus route E76, and night route N89, which both run to Brno hlavní nádraží (main railway station). The journey takes 16 minutes.[30]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika".
  2. ^ "Brno Airport, Brno - Turany internation airport - Brno - Czech Republic".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Brno Airport a.s., Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". (in Czech). Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Annual Reports". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ Brno Airport, Letiště Brno. "Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  6. ^ Česká televize (10 November 2017). "Firma, která si pronajímá brněnské letiště, změnila majitele. Bez vědomí kraje". ČT24 (in Czech). Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ Hromková, Dominika (23 November 2017). "Brněnské letiště nabídne exotická místa, vyšší komfort a parkoviště". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Řím, Brusel nebo Split. Z brněnského letiště bude létat sedm nových linek". 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Brněnské letiště zažije největší expanzi v historii. Rumunský Blue Air otevře sedm linek". (in Czech). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Blue Air to fly Paris CDG – Turin, establishes Blue Air Moravia in Brno". 1 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  11. ^ André Orban (30 March 2018). "Romanian airline Blue Air will not fly from Brno to Brussels: South Moravia ended the cooperation".
  12. ^ "The Brno Airport operator is now part of the Accolade Group".
  13. ^ a.s., Letiště Brno. "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika". (in Czech). Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  14. ^ - Flight search retrieved 26 December 2016
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  17. ^ "Flight map".
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  19. ^ "Flight schedule".
  20. ^ "Destinations".
  21. ^ "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika".
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  28. ^ "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika".
  29. ^ "Operation Statistics".
  30. ^ Dopravní podnik města Brna (2016). "E76". Retrieved 10 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brno-Tuřany Airport at Wikimedia Commons