Pisa International Airport

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Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Международный аэропорт Галилео Галилей, город Пиза, Италия.JPG
IATA: PSAICAO: LIRP
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Società Aeroporto Toscano S.p.A.
Serves Pisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250Coordinates: 43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250
Website www.pisa-airport.com
Map
PSA is located in Italy
PSA
PSA
Location in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,819 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 4,683,811
Passenger change 13-14 Increase +4,6%
Aircraft movements 38,868
Movements change 13–14 Decrease −0.2%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Pisa International Airport [3] (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSAICAO: LIRP), formerly Galileo Galilei Airport and San Giusto Airport is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany. Its former name was after Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist and native of Pisa. The airport was first developed for the military in the 1930 and 1940s. The airport was used by 4,683,811 passengers in 2014. It serves as a focus city of Alitalia and Ryanair.

Overview[edit]

The airport had its own railway station with a service to and from Pisa Central railway station but this was closed on 15 December 2013 to allow construction work to begin on a new fully automatic connection to be known as the Pisa Mover to take passengers to Pisa Central – at the moment a direct bus makes the connection.

Besides civilian operations, the airport is also used extensively by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) and is a base for, amongst others, the C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartan transport aircraft.[4] The airport is home to 46ª Brigata Aerea Silvio Angelucci (46th Air Brigade). During the end of World War II the airport was used as a base for the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces.

Facilities[edit]

Aerial view

The airport resides at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has 2 asphalt paved runways: 04R/22L measuring 3,002 by 45 metres (9,849 ft × 148 ft) and 04L/22R measuring 2,793 by 43 metres (9,163 ft × 141 ft).[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Seasonal charter: Ibiza, Kos, Menorca, Rhodes[6]
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens[7]
Alitalia Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Tirana
Seasonal: Mosca-Sheremetyevo, Olbia
Alitalia
operated by Darwin Airline
Rome-Fiumicino
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Tirana
Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam
British Airways London-Heathrow
Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bristol, London-Luton
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Munich
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Brindisi, Budapest, Cagliari, Charleroi, Comiso, Crotone, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Palermo, Seville, Tenerife-South, Trapani, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Cephalonia, Chania, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Ibiza, Kos, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Prestwick, Rhodes, Stockholm-Skavsta, Thessaloniki, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Elba
Transavia Amsterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Seasonal: Athens, Bordeaux, Nantes
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle, Malta
FedEx Express Milan-Malpensa

Statistics[edit]

In 2006 and 2007 the airport was the fastest growing among Italy's top 15 airports with passenger numbers up 30% in 2006 and 24% in 2007. In 2008 it was Italy's 11th busiest airport handling 3,963,717 and 4,011,525 passengers in 2010.In 2011 the growth rise to 11.3% and the airport carried 4.526.723 passengers[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 23 November 2009, Italian Air Force Lockheed KC-130J Hercules MM62176 of the based 46 Aerobrigata crashed just after take-off. All five crew were killed.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Pisa International Airport at Wikimedia Commons