Pisa International Airport

Coordinates: 43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250
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Pisa International Airport

Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Airport typePublic / military
OperatorAeronautica Militare Italiana / Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.
ServesPisa, Italy
Focus city forRyanair
Elevation AMSL6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250
PSA is located in Tuscany
Location in Italy
PSA is located in Italy
PSA (Italy)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,819 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2023)
Passenger change 22-23Increase 13.7%
Aircraft movements39,872
Movements change 22-23Increase 5.9%
Cargo (tons)12,802
Cargo change 22-23Decrease -13.3%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSA, ICAO: LIRP),[3] also named Galileo Galilei Airport,[4] is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is one of the two major airports in Tuscany, the other being Florence Airport. Pisa is ranked 10th in Italy in terms of passenger numbers.[5] 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.[6]


Since 2017 the airport has its own Pisa Mover shuttle service to and from Pisa Centrale railway station. A return ticket costs ten euros and the shuttle takes 5 minutes. The airport also has five passenger and one coach parking areas.[7]

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.[8] 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 is at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has two 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).[9]

The terminal building has 16 gates (numbered 01–11 and 21–25), one of which (Gate 23) is equipped with a jetbridge; however, this is almost never used. Gates 1–11 are on the ground floor and are for Schengen flights. Shuttle buses are used to take passengers to the plane. Gates 21–25 are non-Schengen and are on level one. Walk-boarding, bus-boarding and boarding by jetway are used here.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Pisa Airport:

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
AeroItalia Comiso
Air Albania Tirana[10]
Air Arabia Casablanca
Air Dolomiti Frankfurt
British Airways London–Heathrow
easyJet Berlin, Bristol, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[11] Paris–Orly, Porto[11]
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Barcelona (begins 26 June 2024)[12]
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
flydubai Dubai–International
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Bucharest–Otopeni, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Dublin, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Porto,[13] Prague, Seville, Tenerife–South, Tirana,[14] Trapani, Valencia, Wrocław
Seasonal: Amman–Queen Alia,[15] Billund, Brussels, Chania, Copenhagen, Corfu, Cork, East Midlands, Gdańsk, Glasgow–Prestwick, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kaunas,[16] Kefalonia, Kos, Lisbon, Memmingen, Rhodes, Sandefjord,[17] Skiathos, Stockholm–Arlanda,[18] Warsaw–Modlin, Zadar, Zagreb[19]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
Transavia Amsterdam
Volotea Seasonal: Nantes, Olbia
Wizz Air Bucharest–Otopeni, Tirana


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 11 busiest airport, handling 3,963,717 and 4,011,525 passengers in 2010. In 2011 the growth rose to 11.3% and the airport carried 4.526.723 passengers.[8]

Annual passenger traffic at PSA airport. See Wikidata query.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int.
  2. ^ "Statistiche - Assaeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  3. ^ "Pisa Airport (PSA)". www.pisa-airport.net. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Presentazione Toscana Aeroporti - Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A." www.toscana-aeroporti.com.
  5. ^ "Assaeroporti - Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  6. ^ "Flughafen Pisa (PSA) - Informationen und Angebote | fluege.de". www.fluege.de (in German). Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ a b "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". anna.aero. 19 September 2008.
  9. ^ Airport information for LIRP Archived 13 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  10. ^ "Air Albania reopens to Bologna, Pisa Verona". italiavola. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
  11. ^ a b "EasyJet NW23 Network Additions – 10SEP23".
  12. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
  13. ^ "Ryanair sfida easyJet anche a Pisa. Apre la rotta su Porto". 26 July 2023.
  14. ^ "Ryanair sbarca in Albania. Attacco frontale a Wizz Air". 8 June 2023.
  15. ^ "Ryanair".
  16. ^ "Ryanair to fly from Kaunas to Berlin, Zadar, Pisa". 7 December 2023.
  17. ^ "To nye Ryanair-ruter klar før sommeren". 30 November 2023.
  18. ^ "Ryanair NW23 Network Changes – 17SEP23".
  19. ^ "RYANAIR NS24 NETWORK ADDITIONS – 10DEC23". Aeroroutes. 12 December 2023. Retrieved 12 December 2023.
  20. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) N1512V Pisa Airport (PSA)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 November 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pisa International Airport at Wikimedia Commons