Innsbruck Airport

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Innsbruck Airport

Flughafen Innsbruck
Innsbruck Airport logo.svg
12-06-05-innsbruck-by-ralfr-164.jpg
Summary
OwnerTiroler Flughafenbetriebs GmbH
ServesInnsbruck, Austria
Elevation AMSL1,906 ft / 581 m
Coordinates47°15′37″N 011°20′38″E / 47.26028°N 11.34389°E / 47.26028; 11.34389Coordinates: 47°15′37″N 011°20′38″E / 47.26028°N 11.34389°E / 47.26028; 11.34389
Websiteinnsbruck-airport.com
Map
INN is located in Austria
INN
INN
Location within Austria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft movements12.106 Increase
Passengers1.144.471 Increase 2.2%
Aerial photograph of Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck Airport (IATA: INN, ICAO: LOWI), also known locally as Kranebitten Airport, is the largest international airport in Tyrol in western Austria. It is located approximately 4 kilometres (2 12 mi) from the centre of Innsbruck. The airport, which was opened in 1925,[1] handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal international traffic to further European destinations. During the winter, activity increases significantly, due to the high number of skiers travelling to the region.

Facilities[edit]

Apron during the winter season
Departure and arrivals hall
Gate area

The terminal has no airbridges; mobile stairways or the aircraft's own airstairs are used for boarding. The airport can handle aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 767. In February 2017, it was announced that the current passenger terminal, which was inaugurated for the 1964 Winter Olympics will be replaced with a new, larger facility that is planned to be constructed from 2019.[2]

Innsbruck Airport is well known for having a difficult approach due to surrounding terrain, prohibiting certain aircraft types from operating at the airport.[3] The approach and descent is a very complicated process—the Alps create vicious winds and currents, which pilots have to deal with throughout the process. It is a Category C airport, an airport with special difficulties requiring pilots to have special training before using it.[4] Approach or ascent over the eastern end of the runway goes over the inner city on fairly low altitude.

Innsbruck Airport served as the base of Tyrolean Airways and Welcome Air until their demise, although the newly established independent technical division Tyrolean Airways Luftfahrzeuge Technik GmbH remains here.[5] Innsbruck also used to accommodate the head offices of Air Alps.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Innsbruck Airport:[7]

AirlinesDestinations
Atlantic Airways[7] Seasonal charter: Copenhagen
Austrian Airlines Frankfurt, Vienna
Seasonal charter: London–Gatwick
Avanti Air[8] Seasonal charter: Kalamata, Kefalonia, Lamezia Terme, Menorca, Preveza, Thessaloniki
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick,[9] London–Heathrow
easyJet Berlin, London–Gatwick
Seasonal: Bristol, London–Luton, Manchester
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv
Jet2.com Birmingham, Bristol (begins 20 December 2021),[10] Manchester
Seasonal: Edinburgh (begins 20 December 2021),[11] London–Stansted
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Pegasus Airlines[12] Seasonal charter: Antalya
Pobeda Seasonal: Moscow–Vnukovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Transavia Amsterdam
Seasonal: Brussels (begins 23 December 2021),[13][14] Eindhoven, Rotterdam/The Hague
TUI Airways[15] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London-Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Dublin
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp

Statistics[edit]

Passenger statistics[16][17][18] [19]
Year Total passengers % change
2007 859,832 Steady
2008 969,474 Increase 12.8
2009 956,972 Decrease 1.3
2010 1,033,512 Increase 8.0
2011 997,020 Decrease 3.5
2012 930,850 Decrease 6.6
2013 981,118 Increase 5.4
2014 991,356 Increase 1.0
2015 1,001,255 Increase 1.0
2016 1,006,738 Increase 0.6
2017 1,092,547 Increase 8.5
2018 1,119,347 Increase 2.4
2019 1,144,471[20] Increase 2.2

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is connected to the city and to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof by city bus F. The bus runs every 15 minutes and takes 18 minutes to reach the city.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "airport history". Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ austrianaviation.net - "Innsbruck Airport starts architecture competition" 21 February 2017
  3. ^ "Request Rejected". www.austrocontrol.at.
  4. ^ "Airport Categorisation". www.airfieldcharts.com.
  5. ^ "starallianceemployees.com". Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "just get in contact with us!." Air Alps. Retrieved on 21 October 2012. "Füstenweg 180 A-6026 Innsbruck-Airport" Archived 24 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b "Scheduled and charter flights winter 2020/21" (PDF). Tiroler Flughafenbetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. 25 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/media/17251/Scheduled_Charter_summer_2019_E.pdf
  9. ^ https://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en_gb
  10. ^ https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/jet2-ramps-up-ski-capacity-for-next-winter
  11. ^ https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/jet2-ramps-up-ski-capacity-for-next-winter
  12. ^ https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/media/17251/Scheduled_Charter_summer_2019_E.pdf
  13. ^ "Transavia start ticketverkoop voor komend winterseizoen" [Transavia starts ticket sales for upcoming winter season]. Luchtvaartnieuws.nl (in Dutch). 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Boek een vlucht" [Book a flight]. Transavia.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Ski Holidays 2017/2018 - Get More Winter With Crystal Ski". Crystal Ski. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  16. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2008 – German language only Archived 8 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2009–2010 Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2014–2015" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  19. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2016 - German language only
  20. ^ "1,1 Millionen Passagiere am Flughafen Innsbruck". Austrian Wings.
  21. ^ "Innsbruck Airport Taxi service". www.holiday-taxi.at. Retrieved 21 January 2016.

External links[edit]

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