Pisa International Airport

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Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Международный аэропорт Галилео Галилей, город Пиза, Италия.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Toscana Aeroporti 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 (2015)
Passengers 4,804,774
Passenger change 14-15 Increase +2,6%
Aircraft movements 39,515
Movements change 14–15 Increase +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 5,200,000 passengers in 2017. It serves as a focus city of 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 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.

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).[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Albawings Tirana
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal: Olbia
Alsie Express Seasonal charter: Sønderborg
British Airways London–Heathrow
Seasonal: London–Gatwick
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Paris–Orly
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva
Ernest Airlines Tirana
Eurowings Vienna
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 6 May 2018),[8] East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Aalborg
Laudamotion Seasonal: Vienna (begins 1 June 2018)[9]
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 (begins 30 October 2018),[10] Seville, Tenerife–South, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Crotone (begins 1 June 2018),[11] Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Fez, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kos, Leeds/Bradford, Prestwick, Rhodes, Sofia, Stockholm-Skavsta, Warsaw–Modlin, Weeze
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg[12][13]
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

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Bergamo, Bologna, Leipzig/Halle
FedEx Feeder 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.[6]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Pisa International Airport at Wikimedia Commons