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Pisa International Airport

Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Società Aeroporto Toscano S.p.A.
Serves Pisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
PSA is located in Italy
Location in Italy
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 13–14 + 4,3% (January-August)
Aircraft movements 41,194
Movements change 11–12 Decrease −1.2%
Source: Italian EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Pisa International Airport (ICAO: 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. It serves as a focus city of Alitalia and Ryanair.


  • Overview 1
  • Facilities 2
  • Airlines and destinations 3
    • Passenger 3.1
    • Cargo 3.2
  • Statistics 4
  • Accidents and incidents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The airport had its own railway station with a service to and from Pisa Central railway station but this was closed on 15 December 2013 to allow construction work to begin on a new fully automatic connection to be known as the Pisa Mover to take passengers to Pisa Central – at the moment a direct bus makes the connection.

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 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.


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).[4]

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens (begins 15 June 2015)[5]
Alitalia Catania, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Tirana
operated by Alitalia CityLiner
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal Charter: Marsa Alam
British Airways London-Heathrow
Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, London-Gatwick, Manchester (begins 17 June 2015), Paris-Orly
Seasonal: London-Luton
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Brindisi, Budapest, Cagliari, Comiso, Charleroi, Crotone, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon,[6] London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Palermo, Seville, Tenerife-South, Trapani, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Bournemouth, Cephalonia, Chania, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gdańsk, Gothenburg-City, Ibiza, Kos, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Prestwick, Rhodes, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Skavsta, Thessaloniki, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Marina di Campo[7] Amsterdam France Paris-Orly
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk[8]
Volotea Seasonal: Athens (begins 29 May 2015), Bordeaux (begins 19 December 2014), Nantes (begins 19 December 2014)
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle
FedEx Milan-Malpensa


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.[9]

See also


  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ a b "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". 19 September 2008. 
  4. ^ Airport information for LIRP from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  5. ^
  6. ^ New FR route to LIS
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Turkish Airlines Adds Pisa Service from late-June 2014". Airline Route. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 

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