Wiener Neustadt East Airport
Wiener Neustadt East Airport
Flugplatz Wiener Neustadt/Ost
Flugplatz Wiener Neustadt Ost
|Serves||Wiener Neustadt, Austria|
|Elevation AMSL||896 ft / 273 m|
Wiener Neustadt East Airport (German: Flugplatz Wiener Neustadt/Ost) (IATA: QEW, ICAO: LOAN) is an airport serving Wiener Neustadt, a city in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is used for business and general aviation but doesn't feature commercial scheduled services, the nearest major airport is Vienna International Airport. In the 90s Tyrolean operated scheduled flights with a Dash 7 in and out of Wiener Neustadt Airport. The airport is home to Diamond Aircraft Industries
Wiener Neustadt East Airport is located northeast of the city of Wiener Neustadt and south of Theresienfeld. The next larger commercial airport is Vienna International Airport which is located about 60km north of Wiener Neustadt. Wiener Neustadt East Airport is the second largest airport in the city of Wiener Neustadt. The largest is Wiener Neustadt West Airport which is a military airport.
In 1915 the Österreichische Flugzeugfabrik (ÖFFAG) opened Wiener Neustadt Airport as their factory airfield. During World War II, the airfield was used for military purposes. The airfield was closed until 1972 the Sport Flieger Club Austria (SFCA) rented the airfield to continue its operations. The SFCA overhauled and rebuilt the airport. The airport had four grass runways until the SFCA decided to build an asphalt runway, which is still un use today. One year later Diamond Aircraft, Austria's most famous aircraft factory, located their headquarters and factories at Wiener Neustadt Airport. In 1998 Diamond Aircraft Industries bought 51% of the airfield and the Diamond SFCA Ges.m.b.H. was created to manage all operations of the airport. Wiener Neustadt East Airport is one of the oldest airports in Europe.
The airport has two aprons which are approved for commercial operations. Mostly the southern apron is only used by business jets, while the north apron is used for general aviation and formerly for commercial operations. For passengers there are two restaurants. Smaller shops and a small mall are nearby.
- Airport information for LOAN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for LOAN at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Aviation as unique as you are" (in German). Diamond Air. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Über uns | SFCA - Sport Flieger Club Austria". www.sfca.at. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Home page" (in German). Loan Airport. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
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