Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport
|Trieste – Friuli
Venezia Giulia Airport
Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia
|Operator||Aeroporto FVG Spa plc|
|Location||Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy|
|Elevation AMSL||39 ft / 12 m|
Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (IATA: TRS, ICAO: LIPQ) (Italian: Aeroporto di Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia), formerly Trieste – Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, is an international airport located 0.3 NM (0.56 km; 0.35 mi) west of Ronchi dei Legionari (Gorizia), near Trieste in Venezia Giulia, north-eastern Italy. The airport has a catchment area of approximately 5 million people, stretching beyond Friuli-Venezia Giulia into Slovenia and Croatia.
The first official documents citing the airfield of Ronchi dei Legionari date back to 30 November 1935, when the 4th Fighter Wing of the Royal Italian Air Force was based here. Commercial operations officially began on 2 December 1961.
Aeroporto Friuli-Venezia Giulia SpA is the company that has been running the airport since July 1997; its shareholders are the Consorzio per l'Aeroporto Friuli-Venezia Giulia – a consortium of local authorities and municipalities – (51%) and the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (49%). In recent years the airport has witnessed an increase in low-cost routes and cargo aircraft. In addition to this, the Company aims at developing non-aviation activities at the airport. The "Polo Intermodale" project is part of this planned expansion, that envisages the development of a multi-modal (air-road-rail) interchange that will be built in the near future just in front of the airport terminal.
In 2007 the airport was renamed Friuli – Venezia Giulia "Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà" Airport, in honor of the 19th-century humanitarian explorer of Africa known in English as Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, namegiver of Brazzaville.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
operated by Mistral Air
|Air France||Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Meridiana||Seasonal: Olbia, Cagliari|
|Ryanair||Bari, London-Stansted, Trapani
Seasonal: Alghero, Valencia
|Volotea||Seasonal: Naples (begins 23 March 2016)|
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