Brno–Tuřany Airport

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Brno–Tuřany Airport
Letiště Brno–Tuřany
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner South-Moravia Region
Operator Airport Brno Ltd.
Serves Brno, Czech Republic
Elevation AMSL 770 ft / 235 m
Coordinates 49°09′05″N 16°41′40″E / 49.15139°N 16.69444°E / 49.15139; 16.69444
Website brno-airport.cz
Map
BRQ is located in Czech Republic
BRQ
BRQ
Location of airport in Czech Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,694 2,650 Concrete
08/26 2,624 800 Grass
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 417,725
Passenger growth 15–16 -10.36%

Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQICAO: 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.

In 2016, 417,725 passengers passed through the Brno–Tuřany passenger terminal,[3] making it the second busiest airport in the Czech Republic.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.[4][4]

Latest developments[edit]

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.[5]

Facilities[edit]

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.[6]

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[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Brno:[7]

Airlines Destinations
BMI Regional Munich
Ryanair London-Stansted
SmartWings
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

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège, Prague
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat

Statistics[edit]

Terminal buildings
Terminal interior
Apron view

Annual passenger and cargo numbers[edit]

Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements

% 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

Ground transport[edit]

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.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/letiste/statistiky/
  2. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/b2b/general-information/
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Brno Airport a.s., Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  4. ^ a b Brno Airport, Letiště Brno. "Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz. Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  5. ^ Brno Airport, Letiště Brno. "Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  6. ^ a.s., Letiště Brno. "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-26. 
  7. ^ brno-airport.cz - Flight search retrieved 26 December 2016
  8. ^ Dopravní podnik města Brna (2016). "E76". Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

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