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Galileo Galilei International Airport

Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
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IATA: PSAICAO: LIRP
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Società Aeroporto Toscano S.p.A.
Serves Pisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 43°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

Website
Map
PSA
PSA
Location in Italy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,002 9,820 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 4,494,915
Passenger change 11–12 Decrease −0.7%
Aircraft movements 41,194
Movements change 11–12 Decrease −1.2%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSAICAO: LIRP), formerly Galileo Galilei Airport and San Giusto Airport is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany. It is named after Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist and native of Pisa. The airport was first developed for the military in the 1930 and 1940s. The airport was used by 4,526,723 passengers in 2011.

Overview

The airport has its own railway station and Pisa central railway station is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away. Connections with Pisa are available by train and bus; bus and train connections to and from Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence are also available.

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.[3] The airport is home to 46ª Brigata Aerea Silvio Angelucci (46th Air Brigade). During World War II the airport was used as a base for the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces.

Facilities

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 2,792 by 43 metres (9,160 ft × 141 ft).[4]

Airlines and destinations

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[3]

Accidents and incidents

On 23 November 2009, Italian Air Force Lockheed KC-130J Hercules MM62176 of the based 46 Aerobrigata crashed just after take-off. All five crew were killed.[5]

See also

References

External links

  • Pisa International Airport (official website)
  • NWS
  • Aviation Safety Network


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