Innsbruck Airport

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Innsbruck Airport
Flughafen Innsbruck
Innsbruck Airport logo.svg
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Summary
Owner Tiroler Flughafenbetriebs GmbH
Serves Innsbruck, Austria
Elevation AMSL 1,906 ft / 581 m
Coordinates 47°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
Website innsbruck-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 (2017)
Aircraft movements 12,040 Increase 1.9%
Passengers 1,092,547 Increase 8.5%

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 2.5 miles 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]

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
Austrian Airlines Frankfurt, Vienna
Seasonal charter: Aalborg, Birmingham, Bristol,[8] Cagliari,[9] Copenhagen, Corfu,[10] Dubrovnik,[11] Edinburgh,[8] Gothenburg,[8] Heraklion,[12] Kos,[13] London–Gatwick,[8] London–Stansted, Manchester,[8] Moscow–Domodedovo,[14] Oslo–Gardermoen, Rhodes,[15] Stockholm-Arlanda,[8] Tallinn,[16] Zadar[17]
British Airways London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Czech Airlines Seasonal charter: Brač[18]
easyJet London–Gatwick
Seasonal: Bristol, London–Luton, Manchester (begins 9 December 2018)
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf,[19] Hamburg[20]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Flybe Seasonal: Manchester[21]
Seasonal charter: Birmingham[22]
Laudamotion Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca[23]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo, St Petersburg[24]
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
Transavia Amsterdam
Seasonal: Eindhoven, Rotterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick, Manchester
Seasonal charter: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dublin, London–Stansted, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Antwerp

Statistics[edit]

An easyJet Airbus A320-200 departing Innsbruck, with surrounding mountains in the background
Passenger statistics[25][26][27] [28]
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[29] Increase 8.5

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is connected to the city and to Innsbruck main station by city bus F. The bus runs every 15 minutes and takes 18 minutes to reach the city.[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ airport history
  2. ^ austrianaviation.net - "Innsbruck Airport starts architecture competition" 21 February 2017
  3. ^ AIP Austria
  4. ^ Airport Categorisation
  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. ^ http://www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/timetable/
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Skicharter: Austrian fliegt 27.000 Reisende nach Tirol" (in German). Austrian Aviation Net. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  9. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/CAG.html
  10. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/CFU.html
  11. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/DBV.html
  12. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/HER.html
  13. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/KGS.html
  14. ^ https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/media/17251/Linie_Charter_Winter_2017_18_D.3806445.pdf
  15. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/RHO.html
  16. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/2018-07-11/09:00/120x/AUA2672/1d15b83d
  17. ^ https://myholiday.austrian.com/en/flights/timetable/von/INN/nach/ZAD.html
  18. ^ "Charter Flights Summer 2017" (PDF). Tiroler Flughafenbetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. Summer 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Eurowings further expands Dusseldorf/Munich routes in W17". Routesonline. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  20. ^ "Eurowings adds Hamburg – Innsbruck service from Dec 2017". Routesonline. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  21. ^ https://www.flybe.com/cheap-flights/innsbruck/
  22. ^ https://www.innsbruck-airport.com/media/17251/Linie_Charter_Sommer_2018_D.3806744.pdf
  23. ^ "Laudamotion outlines summer 2018 operations". routesonline.com. 16 March 2018. 
  24. ^ "Schedule". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  25. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2008 – German language only Archived 8 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2009–2010 Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2014–2015
  28. ^ Innsbruck Airport Statistics 2016 - German language only
  29. ^ https://www.austrianwings.info/2018/01/11-millionen-passagiere-am-flughafen-innsbruck/
  30. ^ "Innsbruck Airport Taxi service". www.holiday-taxi.at. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Innsbruck Airport at Wikimedia Commons