Pisa International Airport

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Pisa International Airport

Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Международный аэропорт Галилео Галилей, город Пиза, Италия.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeronautica Militare Italiana / Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.
ServesPisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates43°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
PSA is located in Italy
Location in Italy
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,819 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passenger change 14-15Increase +2,6%
Aircraft movements39,515
Movements change 14–15Increase +1.7%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSA, ICAO: LIRP), also named Galileo Galilei Airport[3] is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany and the 10th in Italy in terms of passengers.[4] It is named after Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist and native of Pisa. The airport was first developed for the military in the 1930s and 1940s. The airport was used by 5,233,118 passengers in 2017. It serves as a focus city of Ryanair.


The airport had its own railway station with a service to and from Pisa Central railway station but this was closed on December 15, 2013 to allow construction work to begin on a new fully automatic connection known as the Pisa Mover to take passengers to Pisa Central. The Pisa Mover came into operation on March 18, 2017. The airport has 5 passenger and 1 coach parking areas.[5]

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.[6] 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.


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).[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca (begins 1 April 2019)[citation needed]
Albawings Tirana
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Olbia
Alsie Express Seasonal charter: Sønderborg
British Airways London–Heathrow
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
easyJet Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Paris–Orly
Seasonal: Berlin–Schönefeld
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Ernest Airlines Tirana
Eurowings Vienna
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet2.com[8] Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Aalborg
Laudamotion Seasonal: Vienna
Lufthansa Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg
Qatar Airways Doha
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin–Schönefeld, Brindisi, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Comiso, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Girona, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Palermo, Prague, Seville, Tenerife–South, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Brussels (begins 1 April 2019), Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Crotone,[9] Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Fez, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kos, Leeds/Bradford, Prestwick, Rhodes, Sofia, Stockholm-Skavsta, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Transavia Amsterdam
Seasonal: Rotterdam
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul–Atatürk
Volotea Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca, Toulouse
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest


DHL Aviation Bergamo, Bologna, Leipzig/Halle
FedEx Feeder Milan–Malpensa


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.[6]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ Presentazione Toscana Aeroporti - Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A
  4. ^ http://www.assaeroporti.com/
  5. ^ "Aeroporto Galileo Galilei - Sito ufficiale - Aeroporto di Pisa - The Official WebSite - Toscana - Pisa Airport Tuscany Aeroporto Airport Aeroporti Airports". Pisa-airport.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". anna.aero. 19 September 2008.
  7. ^ Airport information for LIRP Archived 13 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  8. ^ http://www.jet2.com/
  9. ^ http://www.cn24tv.it/news/169576/aeroporto-ryanair-lancia-due-nuove-rotte-estive-per-crotone.html
  10. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) N1512V Pisa Airport (PSA)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 November 2009.

External links[edit]

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