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Pisa International Airport

Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
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Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeronautica Militare Italiana / Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.
ServesPisa, Italy
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates43°41?02?N 010°23?33?E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250Coordinates: 43°41?02?N 010°23?33?E / 43.68389°N 10.39250°E / 43.68389; 10.39250
Websitewww.pisa-airport.com
Map
PSA is located in Italy
PSA
PSA
Location in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,819 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers5,500,000
Increase +2,6%
Aircraft movements39,515
Increase +1.7%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSA, ICAO: LIRP), also named Galileo Galilei Airport[3] is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany and the 10th in Italy in terms of passengers.[4] 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.

Overview

The airport had its own railway station with a service to and from Pisa Central railway station but this was closed on December 15, 2013 to allow construction work to begin on a new fully automatic connection known as the Pisa Mover to take passengers to Pisa Central. The Pisa Mover came into operation on March 18, 2017. The airport has 5 passenger and 1 coach parking areas.[5]

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.[6] 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.

Facilities

Aerial view

The airport resides at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has 2 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).[7]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Arabia Maroc Casablanca
Albawings Tirana
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
British Airways London-Heathrow
easyJet Berlin-Tegel, Bristol, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Manchester, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld
Ernest Airlines Tirana
Eurowings Vienna
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Jet2.com[8] Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Munich
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Pobeda Moscow-Vnukovo
Qatar Airways Doha
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin-Schönefeld, Brindisi, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Charleroi, Comiso, Dublin, Eindhoven, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Manchester (begins 2 April 2020),[9]Marrakesh, Palermo, Prague, Seville, Tenerife-South, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Crotone, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Fez, Frankfurt, Gda?sk, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kalamata, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Prestwick, Rhodes, Sofia, Stockholm-Skavsta, Trapani (resumes 29 March 2020),[10]Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil (begins 1 April 2020)[11]
Transavia Amsterdam
Seasonal: Rotterdam
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul
Volotea Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nantes, Olbia (begins 29 May 2020),[12]Toulouse
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest, Kutaisi (begins 1 July 2020)[13]

Cargo

Statistics

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 11th busiest airport handling 3,963,717 and 4,011,525 passengers in 2010. In 2011 the growth rise to 11.3% and the airport carried 4.526.723 passengers.[6]

Accidents and incidents

See also

References

  1. ^ "EAD Basic - Error Page". www.ead.eurocontrol.int.
  2. ^ "Statistiche - Assaeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  3. ^ "Presentazione Toscana Aeroporti - Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A." www.toscana-aeroporti.com.
  4. ^ "Assaeroporti - Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroporti". www.assaeroporti.com.
  5. ^ "Aeroporto Galileo Galilei - Sito ufficiale - Aeroporto di Pisa - The Official WebSite - Toscana - Pisa Airport Tuscany Aeroporto Airport Aeroporti Airports". Pisa-airport.com. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". anna.aero. 19 September 2008.
  7. ^ Airport information for LIRP Archived 13 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Ryanair Launches UK Summer 20 Schedule - More Than 500 Routes On Sale Now". corporate.ryanair.com.
  10. ^ https://www.ttgitalia.com/stories/trasporti/156134_ryanair_il_2020_porter_anche_il_giornaliero_trapani-pisa/
  11. ^ "Yes, we love Italy! SkyUp opens ticket sales for Kiev - Pisa flights". skyup.aero. 19 November 2019.
  12. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287883/volotea-s20-new-routes-as-of-29nov19/
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (17 July 2019). "Wizz Air boosts Kutaisi network from Sep 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) N1512V Pisa Airport (PSA)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009.

External links

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