Salzburg Airport

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Salzburg Airport
Flughafen Salzburg[1]
Salzburg Airport from the air.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Salzburger Flughafen GmbH
Serves Salzburg, Austria
Hub for Eurowings Europe
Elevation AMSL 430 m / 1,411 ft
Coordinates 47°47′40″N 013°00′12″E / 47.79444°N 13.00333°E / 47.79444; 13.00333 (Salzburg Airport)
Website salzburg-airport.com
Map
SZG is located in Austria
SZG
SZG
Location of airport in Austria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,750 9,022 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,890,164 Increase 8.7%
Air freight (metric tons) 228 Decrease 9.8%
Sources: EUROCONTROL[2]
passenger and Movement Statistics from Salzburg Airport[3]

Salzburg Airport (IATA: SZG, ICAO: LOWS), branded as Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart, is the second largest international airport in Austria. It serves Salzburg, the fourth-largest Austrian city, and is a gateway to Austria's numerous ski areas. The airport is located 1.7 NM (3.1 km; 2.0 mi)[2] west-south-west of Salzburg city centre and 2 km (1.2 mi) from the Austrian-German border. It is jointly owned by Salzburg city (25%) and Salzburg state (75%).[4]

History[edit]

Pre-World War II[edit]

In 1910, the first powered aircraft taxied on to the new race track in Salzburg-Aigen for the very first time. In 1926, Deutsche Luft Hansa inaugurated the Munich-Salzburg-Bad Reichenhall route. In 1927, the Vienna-Salzburg-Innsbruck route was started by ÖLAG (Austrian Aviation AG). In one of the earlier incidents Luft Hansa, which flew the London-Brussels-Frankfurt-Munich-Vienna route with Sabena, made a forced landing in Salzburg. 1939 saw the introduction of the Berlin-Prague-Salzburg-Venice and Munich-Salzburg-Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Rijeka routes which were planned for the summer schedule.[citation needed]

The war years[edit]

At the start of World War II, on 1 September 1939, Salzburg Airport was seized and in 1943 the "Luftgaukommando VII" in Munich was put in charge of it. In the autumn of 1944 the newly developed fighter jet Messerschmitt Me 262 appeared. When the United States Air Force first bombed the city of Salzburg on 16 October 1944, with a subsequent 15 air attacks on the city, the airport remained undamaged. Salzburg Airport was the first Austrian airport which managed to become a part of European scheduled traffic again.[citation needed]

Post war[edit]

On 1 August 1958, a control tower was put into operation after a 15-month construction period and a new terminal was opened in 1966. While 1978 saw the first landing of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 it was in 1984 when the first Boeing 767 (Braathens from Norway) and an Air France Concorde first appeared at the airport.[citation needed]

The airport reached the target of 1,265,000 passengers in 2000, and British Airways announced flights to Salzburg from London. These flights were cancelled a year later. Also in 2001, low-cost carrier Ryanair landed at Salzburg, its first Austrian destination. This was also the first time an Austrian airport hosted a low-cost carrier. Aer Lingus commenced flights to Salzburg from Dublin for their winter schedule in 2005. In 2006, Ryanair started services to Charleroi, which ended in 2007, and Dublin. British Airways restarted flights to London Gatwick Airport on 1 December.[citation needed]

In spring 2014 the airport's home carrier Austrian Airlines announced the closure of their ticketing and service counters at Salzburg Airport due to decreasing demand. Additional services are instead provided directly at the check-in counters.[5]

In August 2016, German low-cost airline Eurowings announced to open its second Austrian base in Salzburg with flights to six European metropolitan destinations from January 2017.[6]

Terminals[edit]

Salzburg Airport consists of two passenger terminals:[7]

  • Terminal 1 is the main building features 26 check-in desks, several service counters, some shops and restaurants and a visitors terrace. The airside area consists of 9 boarding gates which can be used for Schengen and non-Schengen destinations.[7] As there are no jet bridges, walk- and bus-boarding is used.
  • Terminal 2 is the much smaller one and features nine additional check-in counters and 4 boarding gates as well as a designated area to check-in skiing equipment.[7] It has very limited passenger facilities due to its use for seasonal peak-time traffic. It has been considered that terminal 2 will handle all flights to and from the United Kingdom due to more thorough immigration and customs checks when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Salzburg Airport:[8]

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal charter: Cork,[9] Dublin
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Austrian Airlines Frankfurt, Vienna
British Airways London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Seasonal: Manchester[10]
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh, Glasgow
Cello Aviation Seasonal charter: Dublin[11]
easyJet Berlin–Schönefeld
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Bristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton
Eurowings Berlin–Tegel, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London–Heathrow,[12] London–Stansted[13]
Seasonal: Corfu,[14] Gran Canaria (begins 3 November 2018),[15] Heraklion,[16] Kos,[14] Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Split[14]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Flybe Seasonal charter: Belfast–City,[17] Birmingham
I-Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted,[18] Manchester
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Billund, Copenhagen
Laudamotion Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca[19]
Nordica Seasonal: Tallinn
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, London–Gatwick, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda
People's Seasonal charter: Preveza[20]
Ryanair London–Stansted
Seasonal: Dublin
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo, St Petersburg[21]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal charter: Helsinki
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius
SmartLynx Airlines Seasonal charter: Tallinn
SunExpress Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Seasonal charter: Manchester
Transavia Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Bristol, East Midlands, London–Luton, London–Stansted
TUI fly Deutschland Seasonal: Hannover
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: St Petersburg
Windrose Airlines Seasonal charter: Kiev–Boryspil
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík

Statistics[edit]

Main buildings
Apron overview
Passenger statistics[22]
Year Passengers Change
2005 1,695,430
2006 1,878,266 Increase 10.8%
2007 1,946,422 Increase 3.6%
2008 1,809,601 Decrease 7.1%
2009 1,552,154 Decrease 14.3%
2010 1,625,842 Increase 4.8%
2011 1,700,989 Increase 4.6%
2012 1,666,487 Decrease 3.0%
2013 1,662,834 Decrease 0.2%
2014 1,819,520 Increase 9.4%

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is located 3 km from the city-center. Salzburg trolleybus lines 2 and 10, each with service every 10 minutes, connect the airport to the rest of Salzburg's public transportation system. The main station is reachable in about 25 minutes and the inner city in about 30 minutes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aerodrome availability" (PDF). AIP Austria (in German and English). Austro Control Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zivilluftfahrt mbH. p. 31. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b EUROCONTROL basic
  3. ^ "Traffic Results 2015". Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geschäftsbericht 2016" (PDF). Salzburg Airport (in German). Salzburger Flughafen GmbH. p. 8. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  5. ^ http://www.austrianwings.info/2014/01/aua-schliesst-ticketschalter-auf-den-bundeslaender-flughafen/
  6. ^ aero.de - "Eurowings Europe starts in Salzburg" (German) 18 August 2016
  7. ^ a b c salzburg-airport.com – Terminal maps
  8. ^ salzburg-airport.com - Seasonal schedule retrieved 19 November 2016
  9. ^ "Topflight Launches Salzburg Winter Ski Service". Cork Airport. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017. 
  10. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273866/british-airways-adds-new-london-city-manchester-routes-in-w17/
  11. ^ "Flight Timetable". TUI Airways. 10 February 2018. 
  12. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272993/eurowings-europe-boosts-salzburg-network-in-w17/
  13. ^ aero.de - "Winter 2017/18: Eurowings heavily increases Salzburg (German) 6 June 2017
  14. ^ a b c https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276068/eurowings-expands-austria-greece-routes-in-s18/
  15. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277786/eurowings-adds-new-canaries-routes-in-w18/?highlight=las%20palmas/
  16. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274902/eurowings-s18-new-short-haul-routes-as-of-21sep17/
  17. ^ https://www.crystalski.co.uk/flights/
  18. ^ http://www.jet2.com/News/Even_more_ski_flights_Lyon_in_wait_from_London_Stansted/
  19. ^ "Laudamotion outlines summer 2018 operations". routesonline.com. 16 March 2018. 
  20. ^ http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/peoples-fliegt-charterfluege-ab-salzburg/
  21. ^ "Schedule". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  22. ^ Passenger Statistics for Salzburg Airport

External links[edit]

Media related to Salzburg Airport at Wikimedia Commons