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 airport-brno.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
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 466,046
Passenger growth 14–15 -4.13%

Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQICAO: LKTB) is an airport in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2014, 486,134 passengers[citation needed] passed through the Brno–Tuřany passenger terminal, 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). During the 1980s, the airport was handed over for use by the Czechoslovak air force, and civil operations were reduced to a minimum. After the fall of communism in 1989, the airport returned to civil use, and was operated by the state-owned Czech Airport Authority.

Latest developments[edit]

At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. Although charter and private flights still dominate at the airport, it has seen significant growth of scheduled service in the last years[when?]. Currently, three airlines operate scheduled passenger flights from the airport: BMI Regional, Ryanair and Wizzair. Charter flights are usually operated by Travel Service Airlines.

Facilities[edit]

Terminal buildings
Apron view

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 TNT, 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:[2]

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, Monastir, Ostrava, Palma de Mallorca, Podgorica, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos
Wizz Air Eindhoven, London–Luton[3]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Liège, Prague
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat

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. 76, and night bus no. 89, which both run to Brno hlavní nádraží (main railway station).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/letiste/statistiky/
  2. ^ brno-airport.cz - Flight search retrieved 26 December 2016
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (3 February 2017). "WizzAir schedules A321 London Luton routes in 3Q17". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brno-Tuřany Airport at Wikimedia Commons