Reggio Calabria Airport

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Reggio di Calabria Airport
Aeroporto di Reggio di Calabria
Pista Aeroporto Reggio Calabria.jpg
  • IATA: REG
  • ICAO: LICR
    REG is located in Italy
    REG
    REG
    Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public & Military
Operator SOGAS S.p.A.
Serves Reggio di Calabria, Messina
Location Reggio di Calabria
Built 1939 - present
Occupants V Reparto di Volo della Polizia di Stato
Elevation AMSL 29.26 m / 95.99 ft
Coordinates 38°04′19″N 15°39′13″E / 38.07194°N 15.65361°E / 38.07194; 15.65361Coordinates: 38°04′19″N 15°39′13″E / 38.07194°N 15.65361°E / 38.07194; 15.65361
Website aeroportodellostretto.it
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,996 6,549 Asphalt
11/29 1,669 5,574 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 492,612
Passenger change 14-15 Decrease -5.8%
Aircraft movements 6,858
Movements change 14-15 Decrease -7.1%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Reggio di Calabria "Tito Minniti" Airport (IATA: REGICAO: LICR), also known as Aeroporto dello Stretto (Airport of the Strait) is an airport located near Reggio, in southern Calabria, Italy. It serves mainly the Province of Reggio and the Province of Messina, and partially the Province of Vibo Valentia; more than 1,200,000 people. Daily flights depart and arrive for and from several Italian cities, and are seasonally augmented by flights to various other countries.

Reggio military airport was inaugurated in 1939 (the first airport in Calabria), becoming operative for commercial flights in 1947; later it was named after Italian Royal Air Force war-hero Tito Minniti, who was born in Reggio Calabria. Its IATA airport code REG is derived from Reggio, Calabria's main city, which the airport is closest to. On the outskirts of the airport the training grounds of local football club Reggina Calcio are located.

In March 2017, Alitalia announced to terminate all 56 weekly flights to and from the airport (to Milan, Rome and Turin) stating all routes were heavily loss-making.[3] However, this decision was revoked shortly after.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino

Statistics[edit]

Number of movements, number of passengers and freight traffic :

Evolution of movements, passengers and freight[4]
Year Movements Passengers Freight (in tons)
Number Var. Number Var. Traffic Var.
2000 6,291 -1.3% 538,048 +4.6% 330 -6.5%
2001 6,157 -2.1% 481,857 -10.4% 553 +67.6%
2002 5,830 -5.3% 463,662 -3.8% 690 +24.8%
2003 5,567 -4.5% 441,795 -4.6% 241 -65.1%
2004 3,729 -33.0% 272,859 -38.2% 189 -21.6%
2005 7,516 +101.6% 398,089 +45.9% 194 +2.6%
2006 11,414 +51.9% 607,727 +59.0% 197 +1.5%
2007 10,954 -4.0% 583,596 -4.0% 335 +70.1%
2008 9,394 -14.2% 536,032 -8.2% 180 -46.3%
2009 8,058 -14.2% 509,058 -5.0% 124 -31.1%
2010 9,066 +12.5% 548,648 +7.8% 191 +54.0%
2011 8,998 -0.8% 561,107 +2.3% 131 -31.4%
2012 8,233 -8.5% 571,694 +1.9% 114 -13.0%
2013 7,637 -7.2% 562,747 -1,6% 101.1 -11.3%
2014 7,383 -3.3% 522,849 -7.1% 46.02 -54.5%

Ground transport[edit]

The Reggio Calabria Airport is approximately 5 kilometres south from Reggio's historic city centre. It is accessible by car or public transport.

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Reggio Calabria Airport at Wikimedia Commons