Lamezia Terme International Airport

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Lamezia Terme
International Airport

Aeroporto Internazionale
di Lamezia Terme
Aeroporto Lamezia.jpg

IATA: SUFICAO: LICA

SUF is located in Italy
SUF
SUF
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Sacal S.p.A.
Serves Lamezia Terme
Location Lamezia Terme, Italy
Elevation AMSL 39 ft / 12 m
Coordinates 38°54′19″N 16°14′32″E / 38.90528°N 16.24222°E / 38.90528; 16.24222
Website www.sacal.it
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 7,920 2,414 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 2,411,486
Passenger change 13–14 Increase 10.4%
Aircraft movements 19,472
Movements change 13–14 Increase 10.6%
Statistics from Assaeroporti[1]

Lamezia Terme International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Lamezia Terme "Sant'Eufemia") (IATA: SUFICAO: LICA) is an airport in the Sant'Eufemia district of Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy. It is the principal airport of Calabria. Additionally, a military helicopter unit, the 2° Reggimento dell'Aria "Sirio", is based near the airport.

History[edit]

In 1965 a consortium, CONSAER, was formed to build a new airport near the motorway, the railway and the port of Gioia Tauro; level ground near Lamezia Terme was chosen as the site. The airport opened in June 1976. Its IATA airport code SUF derives from the name Sant'Eufemia. Itavia began scheduled flights to Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Linate, Catania and Palermo in December of that year. The airport was expanded and modernised in 1982.

Since 1990 it has been managed by SACAL SpA, which is jointly owned by various local government administrations and by private investors.

A contract to extend the runway from the current 2414 metres to 3000 m was awarded on 27 December 2007. A design competition for a new passenger terminal to replace the present building was held in November 2008, and was won by Engco.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Zürich
Air Transat Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Alitalia Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
Milan–Linate
Alitalia
operated by Mistral Air
Turin
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
easyJet Milan–Malpensa
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Zürich
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
Niki Seasonal charter: Innsbruck[2]
Primera Air Seasonal: Malmö, Stockholm–Arlanda[3]
Ryanair Bergamo, Bologna, Charleroi, Hahn, London–Stansted, Pisa, Rome–Fiumicino, Treviso
Seasonal: Weeze
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal: Vilnius (begins 11 September 2015)[4]
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[5]
Seasonal: Brno, Ostrava, Prague
Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

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