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|Operator||Airport Brno Ltd.|
|Serves||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Elevation AMSL||770 ft / 235 m|
Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQ, ICAO: LKTB) is an airport in Brno, Czech Republic. It is located approximately 7.5 km from Brno city centre, on the edge of the historical Austerlitz battlefield. The airport is situated approximately 120 km from other international airports, such as Vienna Airport and Bratislava airport. In the same distance, there is also a regional international airport, called Ostrava Airport.
The airport was built during the 1950s as a replacement for the old Brno airport located in Slatina (north east 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 Centre. 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.
At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. Currently, three airlines operate scheduled passenger flights from the airport: BMI Regional (codeshared with Lufthansa), Ryanair and Wizzair. Charter flights are usually operated by Travel Service Airlines.
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".
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 6,273 tons of freight in 2008. 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
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Brno:
operated by Travel Service
|Seasonal: Antalya, Burgas, Corfu, Heraklion, Hurghada, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Marsa Alam, Ostrava, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza, Rhodes, Tenerife-South, Tirana, Varna, Zakynthos|
|Travel Service||Seasonal charter: Almería, Antalya, Bodrum, Burgas, Corfu, Djerba, Ercan, Faro, Kavala, Kos, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Ostrava, Palma de Mallorca, Podgorica, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos|
|Tunisair||Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir|
|Wizz Air||Eindhoven, London–Luton|
|ASL Airlines Belgium||Liège, Prague|
Annual passenger and cargo numbers
The airport is located within city limits, next to the D1 motorway which runs from Prague to Kroměříž through Brno. It is connected to the public transport network by bus no. E76, and night bus no. 89, which both run to Brno hlavní nádraží (main railway station). The journey takes 16 minutes.
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