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Vienna International Airport

Flughafen Wien-Schwechat (German)
Letisko Viedeň-Schwechat (Slovak)
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorFlughafen Wien AG
ServesVienna, Austria and
Bratislava, Slovakia
LocationSchwechat, Austria
Hub forAustrian Airlines
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL183 m / 600 ft
Coordinates48°06′39″N 016°34′15″E / 48.11083°N 16.57083°E / 48.11083; 16.57083Coordinates: 48°06′39″N 016°34′15″E / 48.11083°N 16.57083°E / 48.11083; 16.57083
Websiteviennaairport.com
Maps
Airport map
Airport map
VIE is located in Austria
VIE
VIE
Location within Austria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
16/34 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Source: Flughafen Wien AG[1]

Vienna International Airport (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat; IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria, located in Schwechat, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna and 57 kilometres (35 mi) west of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is the country's largest airport and serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines as well as a base for low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair. It is capable of handling wide-body aircraft up to the Airbus A380. The airport features a dense network of European destinations as well as long-haul flights to Asia, North America and Africa. In 2020, the airport handled 7.8 million passengers, a 75.3% decrease compared to 2019 due to the collapse of air traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

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German language

German language

German is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family, mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is also a co-official language of Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as a national language in Namibia. Outside Germany, it is also spoken by German communities in France (Bas-Rhin), Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary (Sopron).

IATA airport code

IATA airport code

A IATA airport code, also known as a IATA location identifier, IATA station code, or simply a location identifier, is a three-character alphanumeric geocode designating many airports and metropolitan areas around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.

ICAO airport code

ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world. These codes, as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators, are used by air traffic control and airline operations such as flight planning. ICAO codes are also used to identify other aviation facilities such as weather stations, international flight service stations or area control centers, whether or not they are located at airports. Flight information regions are also identified by a unique ICAO-code.

International airport

International airport

An international airport is an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries around the world. International airports are usually larger than domestic airports and most feature longer runways and facilities to accommodate the heavier aircraft such as the Boeing 747 commonly used for international and intercontinental travel. International airports often also host domestic flights, which often help feed both passengers and cargo into international ones.

Austria

Austria

The Republic of Austria, commonly just Austria, is a country in the southern part of Central Europe, lying in the Eastern Alps. It is a federation of nine states, one of which is the capital, Vienna, the most populous city and state. A landlocked country, Austria is bordered by Germany to the northwest, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the northeast, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The country occupies an area of 83,871 km2 (32,383 sq mi) and has a population of 9 million.

Bratislava

Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia. Officially, the population of the city is about 475,000; however, it is estimated to be more than 660,000 — approximately 140% of the official figures. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia at the foot of the Little Carpathians, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, often shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. As of July 2016, the airline flew to six domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries and is a member of the Star Alliance.

Airbus A380

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a large wide-body airliner that was developed and produced by Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner and only full-length double-deck jet airliner. Airbus studies started in 1988, and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long-haul market. The then-designated A3XX project was presented in 1994; Airbus launched the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) A380 programme on 19 December 2000. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. It then obtained its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 12 December 2006. Due to difficulties with the electrical wiring, the initial production was delayed by two years and the development costs almost doubled.

Asia

Asia

Asia is one of the world's most notable geographical regions, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia, which shares the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Its 4.7 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

North America

North America

North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean. Because it is on the North American Tectonic Plate, Greenland is included as a part of North America geographically.

Africa

Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita and second-least wealthy by total wealth, behind Oceania. Scholars have attributed this to different factors including geography, climate, tribalism, colonialism, the Cold War, neocolonialism, lack of democracy, and corruption. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the airline industry due to travel restrictions and a decimation in demand among travelers.

History

Early years

Originally built as a military airport in 1938 and used during World War II as the Heinkel firm's southern military aircraft design and production complex, or Heinkel-Süd facility, it was taken over by the British in 1945 and became RAF Schwechat under the occupation of the country. In 1954, the Betriebsgesellschaft was founded, and the airport replaced Aspern as Vienna's (and Austria's) principal aerodrome. There was just one runway, which in 1959 was expanded to measure 3,000 m (9,843 ft). The erection of the new airport building began in 1959.

In 1972, another runway was built. In 1982, the airport was connected to the national motorway network (Ostautobahn). In 1986, the enlarged arrivals hall was opened, and in 1988 Pier East with 8 jet bridges was opened.

On 27 December 1985, the El Al ticket counter was attacked by Abu Nidal, a Palestinian terrorist organization that simultaneously conducted a terrorist attack at Fiumicino Airport in Rome.[2]

Flughafen Wien AG [de], one of the few publicly traded airport operators in Europe, was privatised in 1992. The state of Lower Austria and the City of Vienna each hold 20% of the shares, the private employee participation foundation holds 10%, with the remaining 50% held privately.[3] The shares are part of the Austrian Traded Index.

In 1992, the new Terminal 1 was opened and a year later the shopping area around the plaza in the transit area of the B, C and D gates was opened. In 1996, Pier West with 12 jetbridges became operational.

Development since the 2000s

In 2006, the 109 m (358 ft) tall control tower started operating. It allows a free overview of the entire airport area and offers a night laser show, which aims to welcome the passengers even from the aircraft. From 2004 to 2007, an Office Park had been erected offering 69,000 m2 (740,000 sq ft) of rentable space. A VIP- and general aviation-terminal, including a separated apron, opened in 2006.

To accommodate future growth, in 1998 Vienna Airport published a master plan that outlined expansion projects until 2015. These projects included a new office park, railway station, cargo center, general aviation center, air traffic control tower, terminal, and runway. Additionally, the plan called for streamlined security control.[4] The centerpiece of the enlargement was the new terminal, dubbed Skylink during its construction. In 2002, the airport's management estimated that building the new terminal will cost €401.79 million.[5] However, costs skyrocketed and in 2009 stood at an estimated €929.5 million.[5] The Austrian Court of Audit then recommended that the airport implement several cost-savings measures, which in the Court's estimate brought down final costs to €849.15 million, still more than double the original plans.[5]

On June 5, 2012, the new Austrian Star Alliance Terminal (Terminal 3, named Skylink during its construction) was opened, which enables the airport to handle up to 30 million passengers per year.[6] Construction started in 2004 and was suspended due to projected cost increases in 2009, but resumed in 2010. The maximum planned costs totaled less than €770 million.[7] Following concerns over the mismanagement of the Skylink project, chief executive Herbert Kaufman agreed to resign at the end of December 2010.[8] The new building with its North Pier has 17 jetbridges and makes the airport capable of handling more aircraft, although the new terminal is not able to handle Airbus A380 aircraft. However, the older Concourse D will see an upgrade to accommodate the A380.[9]

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World War II

World War II

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a world war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. World War II was a total war that directly involved more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries.

Heinkel

Heinkel

Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst Heinkel. It is noted for producing bomber aircraft for the Luftwaffe in World War II and for important contributions to high-speed flight, with the pioneering examples of a successful liquid-fueled rocket and a turbojet-powered aircraft in aviation history, with both Heinkel designs' first flights occurring shortly before the outbreak of World War II in Europe.

Aspern

Aspern

Aspern is part of Donaustadt, the 22nd district of Vienna, Austria.

Runway

Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface. Runways, as well as taxiways and ramps, are sometimes referred to as "tarmac", though very few runways are built using tarmac. Takeoff and landing areas defined on the surface of water for seaplanes are generally referred to as waterways. Runway lengths are now commonly given in meters worldwide, except in North America where feet are commonly used.

El Al

El Al

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd., trading as El Al, is the flag carrier of Israel. Since its inaugural flight from Geneva to Tel Aviv in September 1948, the airline has grown to serve over 50 destinations, operating scheduled domestic and international services and cargo flights within Israel, and to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East, from its main base in Ben Gurion Airport.

Abu Nidal

Abu Nidal

Sabri Khalil al-Banna, known by his nom de guerre Abu Nidal, was the founder of Fatah: The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group more commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). At the height of its militancy in the 1970s and 1980s, the ANO was widely regarded as the most ruthless of the Palestinian groups.

1985 Rome and Vienna airport attacks

1985 Rome and Vienna airport attacks

The Rome and Vienna airport attacks were two major terrorist attacks carried out on 27 December 1985. Seven Arab terrorists attacked two airports in Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria with assault rifles and hand grenades. Nineteen civilians were killed and over a hundred were injured before four of the terrorists were killed by El Al Security personnel and local police, who captured the remaining three.

Lower Austria

Lower Austria

Lower Austria is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. Since 1986, the capital of Lower Austria has been Sankt Pölten, replacing Vienna which became a separate state in 1921. With a land area of 19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi) and a population of 1.685 million people, Lower Austria is the second most populous state in Austria. Other large cities are Amstetten, Klosterneuburg, Krems an der Donau, Stockerau and Wiener Neustadt.

Austrian Traded Index

Austrian Traded Index

The Austrian Traded Index (ATX) is the most important stock market index of the Wiener Börse. The ATX is, like most European indices, defined as a price index and currently consists of 20 stocks.

Court of Audit

Court of Audit

A Court of Audit or Court of Accounts is a Supreme audit institution, i.e. a government institution performing financial and/or legal audit on the executive branch of power.

Airbus A380

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a large wide-body airliner that was developed and produced by Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner and only full-length double-deck jet airliner. Airbus studies started in 1988, and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long-haul market. The then-designated A3XX project was presented in 1994; Airbus launched the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) A380 programme on 19 December 2000. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. It then obtained its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 12 December 2006. Due to difficulties with the electrical wiring, the initial production was delayed by two years and the development costs almost doubled.

Terminals

Concourse D seen from the tower showing the Airbus A380 parking position
Concourse D seen from the tower showing the Airbus A380 parking position
Entrance hall of Terminal 3
Entrance hall of Terminal 3

The airport has four terminal buildings named Terminal 1, 2 and 3 which are directly built against each other as well as the additional Terminal 1A located opposite Terminal 1. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 connect to the five concourses. The central arrivals hall for all terminal areas is located in Terminal 3.[10][11]

Terminals

Concourses

  • Concourse B is in the basement of Concourse C and features Gates B31–B42 (boarding by buses) for Schengen destinations.[11] Since 2021 it is temporarily used to handle non-Schengen bus arrivals. In 2022 it has been refurbished to assume that role permanently.
  • Concourse C (pier west) for Schengen destinations; features Gates C21-24) (boarding via buses), C31–C42 (jetbridges) C71–C75 (boarding via buses)[11]
  • Concourse D (pier east; formerly Concourse A) for non-Schengen destinations with shared passport control at the entrance of pier east; features Gates D21–D29 (boarding via jetbridges), D31–D37 (boarding via buses), D61–D70 (buses).[11]
  • Concourse F (Level 1 of pier north) is used for Schengen destinations and consists of Gates F01-F37 (jetbridges and buses)[11]
  • Concourse G (Level 3 and basement of pier north) for non-Schengen destinations; shared passport control at the entrance of Level 3; features Gates G01-G37 (jetbridges and bus gates) and G61-67 (boarding via buses).[11]

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Airbus A380

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a large wide-body airliner that was developed and produced by Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner and only full-length double-deck jet airliner. Airbus studies started in 1988, and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long-haul market. The then-designated A3XX project was presented in 1994; Airbus launched the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) A380 programme on 19 December 2000. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. It then obtained its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 12 December 2006. Due to difficulties with the electrical wiring, the initial production was delayed by two years and the development costs almost doubled.

Oneworld

Oneworld

Oneworld is an airline alliance founded on 1 February 1999. The alliance's stated objective is to be the first choice airline alliance for the world's frequent international travellers. Its central alliance office is in New York City and includes 13 member airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines, as well as Fiji Airways as a Oneworld Connect partner. On 20 June 2022, Oman Air announced it would formally join the alliance by 2024.

Ryanair

Ryanair

Ryanair DAC is an Irish ultra low-cost carrier founded in 1984. It is headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland and has its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports. It forms the largest part of the Ryanair Holdings family of airlines and has Ryanair UK, Buzz, Lauda Europe, and Malta Air as sister airlines. It is Ireland's biggest airline and in 2016 became Europe's largest budget airline by scheduled passengers flown, carrying more international passengers than any other airline.

Low-cost carrier

Low-cost carrier

A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline is an airline that is operated with an especially high emphasis on minimizing operating costs and without some of the traditional services and amenities provided in the fare, resulting in lower fares and fewer comforts. To make up for revenue lost in decreased ticket prices, the airline may charge extra fees – such as for carry-on baggage. As of April 2020, the world's largest low-cost carrier is Southwest Airlines, which operates primarily in the United States, as well as in some surrounding areas.

COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The novel virus was first identified from an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Attempts to contain failed, allowing the virus to spread to other areas of Asia and later worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of 28 November 2022, the pandemic had caused more than 641 million cases and 6.63 million confirmed deaths, making it one of the deadliest in history.

Baggage reclaim

Baggage reclaim

In airport terminals, a baggage reclaim area is an area where arriving passengers claim checked-in baggage after disembarking from an airline flight. The alternative term baggage claim is used at airports in the US and some other airports internationally. Similar systems are also used at train stations served by companies that offer checked bags, such as Amtrak in the United States.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, often shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. As of July 2016, the airline flew to six domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries and is a member of the Star Alliance.

Emirates (airline)

Emirates (airline)

Emirates is one of two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. Based in Garhoud, Dubai, the airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai. As of 2019, it was also the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport. It operates to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across 6 continents through its fleet of nearly 300 aircraft. Cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.

El Al

El Al

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd., trading as El Al, is the flag carrier of Israel. Since its inaugural flight from Geneva to Tel Aviv in September 1948, the airline has grown to serve over 50 destinations, operating scheduled domestic and international services and cargo flights within Israel, and to Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East, from its main base in Ben Gurion Airport.

Korean Air

Korean Air

Korean Air Co., Ltd., operating as Korean Air, is the flag carrier of South Korea and its largest airline based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights.

Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian Airlines, formerly known as Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines, is the flag carrier airline of Jordan with its head office in the capital, Amman. The airline operates scheduled international services over four continents from its main base at Queen Alia International Airport, with over 500 flights per week and at least 110 daily departures. It joined the Oneworld airline alliance in 2007.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C., operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier airline of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, flying to over 150 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. Qatar Airways Group employs more than 43,000 people. The carrier has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Persian Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three major airline alliances.

Expansion projects

Third runway

Vienna Airport originally projected that it would need a third runway by 2012, or 2016 at the latest, in the event of cooperation with nearby Bratislava Airport.[4] The third runway is planned to be parallel to and south of the existing runway 11/29. It will be designated 11R/29L, with the existing runway being renamed 11L/29R. The new runway is planned to be 3680 m long and 60 m wide, and equipped with a category III instrument landing system in one direction (29L).[14]

The airport projected that a third runway will be necessary by 2025 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,[15] however, environmental organizations and some local communities oppose construction.[16] These groups have attacked the decision of Lower Austria (the state in which the airport is located) to move ahead with the first phase of construction; verdict from the administrative court that has taken up the lawsuit was expected later in 2015.[17] As of September 2016, there were ongoing public protests while no legal decision had been made.[18] On 28 March 2018, the Austrian Federal Administrative Court ruled in favour of a third runway.[19][20]

Terminal expansions and refurbishments

In July 2019, the refurbishment of Terminal 2 started and neared completion in late 2021.[13] Once Terminal 2 is fully reopened, Concourse D was planned to be closed for refurbishment at the beginning of 2021 and expected to open again in 2023. In addition to that, a completely new building was supposed to be built which is supposed to connect the existing pier east and pier north. The so-called T3 Southern Enlargement will be offering 70,000 m2 (750,000 sq ft) of leisure area and new additional bus gates. The opening had been planned for 2023, however the project has been delayed indefinitely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.[13]

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Bratislava Airport

Bratislava Airport

M. R. Štefánik Airport, also called – especially in English – Bratislava Airport or Bratislava-Ivanka, located approximately 9 km (5.6 mi) northeast of the city center of Bratislava, spanning over the area of three municipalities. It is the main international airport of Slovakia. Shortly after the independence of Slovakia in 1993, it was named after general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, whose aircraft crashed near Bratislava in 1919. The airport is owned and run by Letisko M. R. Štefánika – Airport Bratislava, a.s. (BTS). As of September 2014 the company is fully owned by the Slovak Republic via the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development.

Instrument landing system

Instrument landing system

In aviation, the instrument landing system (ILS) is a precision radio navigation system that provides short-range guidance to aircraft to allow them to approach a runway at night or in bad weather. In its original form, it allows an aircraft to approach until it is 200 feet (61 m) over the ground, within a 1⁄2 mile (800 m) of the runway. At that point the runway should be visible to the pilot; if it is not, they perform a missed approach. Bringing the aircraft this close to the runway dramatically increases the range of weather conditions in which a safe landing can be made. Other versions of the system, or "categories", have further reduced the minimum altitudes, runway visual ranges (RVRs), and transmitter and monitoring configurations designed depending on the normal expected weather patterns and airport safety requirements.

COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The novel virus was first identified from an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Attempts to contain failed, allowing the virus to spread to other areas of Asia and later worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of 28 November 2022, the pandemic had caused more than 641 million cases and 6.63 million confirmed deaths, making it one of the deadliest in history.

Lower Austria

Lower Austria

Lower Austria is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. Since 1986, the capital of Lower Austria has been Sankt Pölten, replacing Vienna which became a separate state in 1921. With a land area of 19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi) and a population of 1.685 million people, Lower Austria is the second most populous state in Austria. Other large cities are Amstetten, Klosterneuburg, Krems an der Donau, Stockerau and Wiener Neustadt.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Vienna International Airport:[21]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Heraklion[22]
Aer Lingus Dublin
Air Algerie Algiers, Oran
airBaltic Riga
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Air China Beijing–Capital
Air Corsica Seasonal: Calvi[23]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air India Delhi (resumes 18 February 2023)[24]
Air Malta Malta
Air Montenegro Podgorica
Air Serbia Belgrade
AnadoluJet Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya[25][21]
Arkia Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv[26]
Austrian Airlines[27] Amman–Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Beijing–Capital, Belgrade, Berlin, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Chicago–O'Hare, Chișinău, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Erbil, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Graz, Hamburg, Hanover,[28] Iași, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Košice, Kraków, Larnaca, Leipzig/Halle, London–Heathrow, Lyon, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakesh, Milan–Malpensa,[29] Montréal–Trudeau, Munich, Naples, Newark, New York–JFK, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Rome–Fiumicino, Sarajevo, Shanghai–Pudong, Sibiu, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Varna, Venice, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zürich
Seasonal: Antalya, Bari, Billund (begins 4 April 2023),[30] Brindisi, Cagliari, Cancún,[31] Catania, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman,[31] Dubrovnik, Florence, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gothenburg, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kalamata, Karpathos, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Los Angeles,[32] Malé,[31] Marseille (begins 31 March 2023),[33] Mauritius,[31] Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Patras, Porto (begins 1 April 2023),[34] Preveza/Lefkada, Reykjavík–Keflávik, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Tivat (begins 13 May 2023),[35] Tokyo–Narita, Tromsø (begins 17 December 2022),[36] Valencia,[32] Vilnius (resumes 26 March 2023),[37] Volos, Zadar, Zakynthos
Seasonal charter: Hurghada,[31] Kittilä,[31] Monastir (resumes 28 May 2023)[38]
BH Air Seasonal charter: Burgas
Blue Islands Seasonal charter: Jersey[39]
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan
Condor[40] Seasonal: Heraklion, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes
Corendon Airlines[41] Hurghada
Seasonal: Antalya,[42] Bodrum, Heraklion, Izmir, Kayseri
Croatia Airlines Zagreb
Seasonal: Split
EgyptAir Cairo
El Al Tel Aviv
Emirates Dubai–International
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Tbilisi, Yerevan
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi[43]
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Seasonal: Bastia, Gran Canaria, Mytilene, Samos, Santorini
European Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
EVA Air Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Taipei–Taoyuan
Finnair Helsinki
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam[44]
Flynas Seasonal: Jeddah, Riyadh[45]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Iberia Madrid
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv[26]
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[46]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Kuwait Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya, Izmir, Kayseri
People's St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia
Ryanair[47] Agadir,[48] Alghero, Alicante, Amman–Queen Alia,[48] Athens, Banja Luka, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Bergamo, Billund, Bologna, Bremen,[49] Bristol (ends 24 March 2023), Bucharest, Catania, Charleroi, Copenhagen,[50] Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk,[48] Genoa,[51] Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Helsinki (begins 2 December 2022),[52] Košice,[53] Kraków, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Lisbon, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester,[48] Marseille,[48] Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Niš, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Pisa,[48] Porto, Riga, Rome–Fiumicino, Sandefjord, Santander, Seville, Sibiu,[54] Sofia, Stockholm–Arlanda,[48] Suceava, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Tuzla,[50] Valencia, Varna, Venice, Vilnius, Warsaw–Modlin, Zaragoza
Seasonal: Aqaba, Brindisi, Burgas, Cagliari, Chania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Lamezia Terme,[48] Menorca, Mykonos, Palermo, Perugia, Preveza/Lefkada, Pula, Rhodes, Rimini, Santorini, Skiathos, Zadar, Zakynthos
Saudia Jeddah
Seasonal: Riyadh
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Boa Vista,[55] Gran Canaria,[56] Sal[55]
SunExpress[57] Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Ankara, Diyarbakır (begins 29 June 2023),[58] Kayseri,[59] Samsun[60]
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
Transavia Paris–Orly[61]
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Gaziantep, Kayseri, Samsun
Volotea Nantes
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air[62] Barcelona, Bari, Bucharest, Chișinău, Cluj-Napoca, Dammam,[63] Iasi, Jeddah (begins 13 December 2022),[64] Kutaisi, Larnaca, London–Gatwick, Málaga, Naples, Nice, Niš, Ohrid, Podgorica, Pristina, Reykjavík–Keflavík, Riyadh (begins 13 December 2022),[64] Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv, Tenerife–South, Tirana, Tuzla, Varna, Yerevan
Seasonal: Abu Dhabi, Amman–Queen Alia, Burgas, Catania,[65] Chania, Corfu, Dubai–International, Dubrovnik, Eilat (begins 21 December 2022),[66] Kukës, Sharm El Sheikh, Split, Zakynthos

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Asiana Cargo[67]Milan-Malpensa, Seoul–Incheon
Cargolux[68]Baku, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
DHL Aviation[69]Leipzig/Halle
Korean Air Cargo[70]Frankfurt, Hanoi, Madrid, Milan–Malpensa, Oslo, Seoul–Incheon, Zürich
Qatar Airways Cargo[71]Doha
Silk Way Airlines[72]Baku, Hahn, Istanbul, Milan-Malpensa
Turkish Cargo[73] Istanbul
UPS Airlines[74]Budapest, Cologne/Bonn

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Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines S.A. is the flag carrier airline of Greece and the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried, by number of destinations served and by fleet size. A Star Alliance member since June 2010, it operates scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to other major Greek destinations as well as to a number of European and Middle Eastern destinations. Its main hubs are Athens International Airport in Athens, Macedonia International Airport in Thessaloniki and Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. It also uses other Greek airports as bases, some of which are seasonal. It has its head office in Kifisia, a suburb of Athens.

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, commonly initialised as AIA, is the largest international airport in Greece, serving the city of Athens and region of Attica. It began operation on 28 March 2001 and is the main base of Aegean Airlines, as well as other smaller Greek airlines. It replaced the old Ellinikon International Airport. Athens International is currently a member of Group 1 of Airports Council International as of 2021, it is the 15th-busiest airport in Europe and the busiest and largest in the Balkans.

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland. Founded by the Irish Government, it was privatised between 2006 and 2015 and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG). The airline's head office is on the grounds of Dublin Airport in Cloghran, County Dublin.

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland. It is operated by DAA. The airport is located in Collinstown, 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Dublin, and 3 km (1.9 mi) south of the town of Swords. In 2019, 32.9 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the airport's busiest year on record. It is the 12th busiest airport in Europe, and is the busiest of Ireland's airports by total passenger traffic; it also has the largest traffic levels on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport.

AirBaltic

AirBaltic

airBaltic, legally incorporated as AS Air Baltic Corporation, is the flag carrier of Latvia, with its head office on the grounds of Riga International Airport in Mārupe municipality near Riga. Its main hub is Riga, and it operates bases in Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere.

Air Canada

Air Canada

Air Canada is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Canada by the size and passengers carried. Air Canada maintains its headquarters in the borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec. The airline, founded in 1937, provides scheduled and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 222 destinations worldwide. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Air Canada's major hubs are at Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Calgary International Airport (YYC), and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The airline's regional service is Air Canada Express.

Air China

Air China

Air China Limited is the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China and one of the "Big Three" mainland Chinese airlines. Air China's headquarters are in Shunyi District, Beijing. Air China's flight operations are based primarily at Beijing Capital International Airport. In 2017, the airline carried 102 million domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 81%. The airline joined Star Alliance in 2007.

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport is one of two international airports serving Beijing, the other one being Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing's city center, in an exclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that exclave in suburban Shunyi District. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport's IATA Airport code, PEK, is based on the city's former romanized name, Peking.

Air Corsica

Air Corsica

Compagnie Aérienne Corse Méditerranée S.A.E.M., trading as Air Corsica, is the flag carrier of the French insular region of Corsica, with its head office on the grounds of Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport in Ajaccio, Corsica. It operates passenger services from Corsica to continental France. Its main base is Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, with hubs at Figari–Sud Corse Airport, Bastia – Poretta Airport and Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport.

Air France

Air France

Air France, stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013, Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations in 78 countries and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2019. The airline's global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport as the primary domestic hub. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or Roissy Airport, is the principal airport serving the French capital, Paris, and the largest international airport in France. Opened in 1974, it is in Roissy-en-France, 23 km (14 mi) northeast of Paris and is named after statesperson Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970).

Air India

Air India

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, headquartered at New Delhi. It is owned by Talace Private Limited, a Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Tata Sons, after Air India Limited's former owner, the Government of India, completed the sale. Air India operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 102 domestic and international destinations. The airline has its hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, alongside several focus cities across India. Air India is the largest international carrier out of India with an 18.6% market share. Over 60 international destinations are served by Air India across four continents. The airline became the 27th member of Star Alliance on 11 July 2014.

Statistics

Interior of Terminal 1
Interior of Terminal 1
Interior of Terminal 1A
Interior of Terminal 1A
Apron view of some of the main buildings
Apron view of some of the main buildings
Control tower
Control tower

Traffic figures

Annual passenger traffic at VIE airport. See Wikidata query.
Traffic by calendar year. Official ACI statistics.
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Change from previous year Cargo
(including road feeder service,
metric tons)
Change from previous year
2005 15,859,050 Increase 7.26% 252,988 Increase 3.42% 180,066 Increase13.77%
2006 16,855,725 Increase 6.28% 260,846 Increase 3.11% 201,870 Increase12.11%
2007 18,768,468 Increase11.35% 280,912 Increase 7.69% 205,024 Increase 1.56%
2008 19,747,289 Increase 5.22% 292,740 Increase 4.21% 201,364 Decrease 1.79%
2009 18,114,103 Decrease 8.27% 261,758 Decrease10.58% 198,407 Decrease 1.47%
2010 19,691,206 Increase 8.71% 265,150 Increase 1.30% 231,824 Increase16.84%
2011 21,106,292 Increase 7.19% 266,865 Increase 0.65% 291,313 Increase25.66%
2012 22,195,794 Increase 5.02% 264,542 Decrease 0.87% 265,467 Decrease 8.89%
2013 21,999,926 Decrease 0.75% 250,224 Decrease 5.41% 268,155 Increase 1.03%
2014 22,483,158 Increase 2.20% 249,989 Decrease 0.09% 290,116 Increase 8.19%
2015 22,775,054 Increase 1.30% 226,811 Decrease 1.70% 272,575 Decrease 1.80%
2016 23,352,016 Increase 2.50% 226,395 Decrease 0.20% 282,726 Increase 3.70%
2017 24,392,805 Increase 4.50% 224,568 Decrease 0.80% 287,692 Increase 1.90%
2018 27,037,292 Increase 10.80% 241,004 Increase 7.30% 295,427 Increase 2.60%
2019 31,662,189 Increase 17.10% 266,802 Increase 10.70% 283,806 Decrease 3.90%
2020 7,812,938 Decrease 75.32% 95,880 Decrease 64.06% 217,888 Decrease 23.23%
2021 10.405.523 Increase 33,20% 111.567 Increase 16,40% 261.299 Increase 19,90%
Source: Airports Council International. World Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2005,[75] 2006,[76] 2007,[77] 2009,[78] 2011,[79] 2012,[80] 2013,[81] and 2014[82])

Vienna International Airport Traffic Reports
(Years 2015,[83] 2016,[84] 2017,[85] 2018,[86] 2019,[87] 2020[1] and 2021)

Top 15 airlines by passenger volume in 2021[88]
# Airline Passengers 2021 Percentage of total passenger traffic in % Change from previous year % Change from 2019 %
1. Austrian Airlines 4,995,915 48.0 65.2 -63.5
2. Ryanair 1,956,721 18.8 68.9 -26.4
3. Wizz Air 903,850 8.7 4.5 -56.6
4. Turkish Airlines 318,256 3.1 54.5 -42.2
5. Eurowings 188,188 1.8 -48.1 -91.7
6. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 171,778 1.7 45.7 -54.7
7. Pegasus Airlines 155,002 1.5 62.8 -46.9
8. Emirates 149,503 1.4 25.0 -64.0
9. Lufthansa 148,068 1.4 -35.1 -79.7
10. SunExpress 126,441 1.2 176.0 -50.8
11. SWISS 122,922 1.2 -9.5 -74.6
12. Iberia 96,067 0.9 74.2 -47.9
13. Air France 79,763 0.8 -7.2 -81.8
14. Ethiopian Airlines 71,215 0.7 -29.2 -87.4
15. Aeroflot 63,480 0.6 33.2 -67.1
Other 858,354 8.2 46.0 -68.2
Total 10,405,523 100.0 28.5 -57.9
thereof Lufthansa Group 5,509,617 52.9 46.0 -68.2
thereof low-cost carriers 3,224,205 31.0 28.5 -57.9

Busiest routes

Busiest routes at Vienna Airport (2019)[89]
Rank Destination Passengers
1 Frankfurt 1,109,585
2 Berlin–Tegel 966,659
3 Paris–Charles de Gaulle 944,404
4 Amsterdam 943,705
5 Zürich 940,410
6 London–Heathrow 833,930
7 Düsseldorf 771,175
8 Hamburg 720,332
9 Barcelona 640,052
10 Bucharest 634,044
Busiest intercontinental routes at Vienna Airport (2019)[89]
Rank Airport Passengers Operating airlines
1 Tel Aviv 596,989 Austrian Airlines, El Al, Wizz Air, Lauda, Malta Air
2 Dubai–International 415,169 Emirates
3 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 340,639 Austrian Airlines, EVA Air, Thai Airways
4 Taipei–Taoyuan 301,982 China Airlines, EVA Air
5 Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen 299,778 Pegasus Airlines, AnadoluJet
6 Antalya 273,000 Austrian Airlines, SunExpress, Lauda, Corendon Airlines
7 Doha 228,502 Qatar Airways
8 Chicago–O'Hare 163,006 Austrian Airlines
9 Toronto–Pearson 152,583 Air Canada
10 Cairo 147,210 Austrian Airlines, EgyptAir


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Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, often shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. As of July 2016, the airline flew to six domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries and is a member of the Star Alliance.

Eurowings

Eurowings

Eurowings GmbH is a German low-cost carrier headquartered in Düsseldorf and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. Founded in 1996, it serves a network of domestic and European destinations and formerly also operated some long-haul routes and maintains bases at several airports throughout Germany and Austria as well as in Palma de Mallorca and Pristina.

KLM

KLM

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, legally Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM is headquartered in Amstelveen, with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is part of the Air France–KLM group and a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance. Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest operating airline in the world, and has 35,488 employees with a fleet of 110 as of 2021. KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to 145 destinations.

Emirates (airline)

Emirates (airline)

Emirates is one of two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. Based in Garhoud, Dubai, the airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai. As of 2019, it was also the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport. It operates to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across 6 continents through its fleet of nearly 300 aircraft. Cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly shortened to Lufthansa, is the flag carrier of Germany. When combined with its subsidiaries, it is the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.

Air France

Air France

Air France, stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013, Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations in 78 countries and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2019. The airline's global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport as the primary domestic hub. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, formerly Ethiopian Air Lines (EAL), is the flag carrier of Ethiopia, and is wholly owned by the country's government. EAL was founded on 21 December 1945 and commenced operations on 8 April 1946, expanding to international flights in 1951. The firm became a share company in 1965 and changed its name from Ethiopian Air Lines to Ethiopian Airlines.

Aeroflot

Aeroflot

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Russia. The airline was founded in 1923, making Aeroflot one of the oldest active airlines in the world. Aeroflot is headquartered in the Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, with its hub being Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Low-cost carrier

Low-cost carrier

A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline is an airline that is operated with an especially high emphasis on minimizing operating costs and without some of the traditional services and amenities provided in the fare, resulting in lower fares and fewer comforts. To make up for revenue lost in decreased ticket prices, the airline may charge extra fees – such as for carry-on baggage. As of April 2020, the world's largest low-cost carrier is Southwest Airlines, which operates primarily in the United States, as well as in some surrounding areas.

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres. It is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa, including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. The airport covers an area of 2,300 hectares of land and features two passenger terminals with capacity for approximately 65 million passengers per year; four runways; and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities.

Berlin Tegel Airport

Berlin Tegel Airport

Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal" Airport was the primary international airport of Berlin, the federal capital of Germany. The airport was named after aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal and was the fourth busiest airport in Germany, with over 24 million passengers in 2019. In 2016, Tegel handled over 60% of all airline passenger traffic in Berlin. The airport served as a base for Eurowings, Ryanair as well as easyJet. It featured flights to several European metropolitan and leisure destinations as well as some intercontinental routes. It was situated in Tegel, a section of the northern borough of Reinickendorf, eight kilometres northwest of the city centre of Berlin. Tegel Airport was notable for its hexagonal main terminal building around an open square, which made walking distances as short as 30 m (100 ft) from the aircraft to the terminal exit.

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or Roissy Airport, is the principal airport serving the French capital, Paris, and the largest international airport in France. Opened in 1974, it is in Roissy-en-France, 23 km (14 mi) northeast of Paris and is named after statesperson Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970).

Ground transportation

Train

The airport's railway station
The airport's railway station

The Vienna S-Bahn line S7 provides a local service to the city centre taking approx. 25 minutes.[90] The more expensive City Airport Train connects the airport directly to Wien Mitte railway station, close to the city centre, in 16 minutes.[91]

Additionally, the underground railway station has been expanded to accommodate long-distance trains. Since December 2014, the first trains passing Vienna's new main station, ICE services from Germany, terminate at the airport. Since December 2015, ÖBB Railjet services operate to the airport as well. Long-distance train rides between the airport and the main station take approx. 15 minutes.

Car

The airport lies directly adjacent to motorway A4 which leads from central Vienna to Budapest. It has its own exit named Flughafen Wien-Schwechat. Bratislava can be reached via motorway A6 which splits from the A4 in the east. Taxis and car rental facilities are available at the airport. There are also several taxi companies that operate at the airport.

Bus

Buses operate from the airport to various places in Vienna and to other cities including Bratislava, Budapest and Brno.[92][93]

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Vienna Airport railway station

Vienna Airport railway station

Vienna Airport is a railway station serving Vienna International Airport in Schwechat, Lower Austria, Austria. The train services are operated by ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn.

Vienna S-Bahn

Vienna S-Bahn

The Vienna S-Bahn is a suburban commuter rail network in Vienna, Austria. As opposed to the city-run urban metro network, the Vienna U-Bahn, it extends beyond the borders of the city, is operated by the ÖBB, and consists of many branch lines. S-Bahn is short for Schnellbahn, which can be translated as "rapid railway".

S7 (Vienna)

S7 (Vienna)

S7 is an electrified commuter rail service operating between Floridsdorf and Vienna International Airport, with extended southbound service to Wolfsthal in the greater Vienna area and northbound service to Laa an der Thaya, sometimes ending in Wolkersdorf and Mistelbach. Between Wien Mitte and the airport, S7 provides local service on the route while the City Airport Train provides non stop express service to the airport. The S7 uses the former Aspangbahn right-of-way in the city center then, at Kledering, transitions to the former Pressburger Bahn, which connected Vienna and Bratislava, to Wolfsthal. Average travel time between Floridsdorf and Vienna International Airport is 37 minutes.

City Airport Train

City Airport Train

The City Airport Train (CAT) is an express airport rail link train that connects Vienna International Airport and Vienna city center in 16 minutes without intermediate stops.

Wien Mitte railway station

Wien Mitte railway station

Wien Mitte is a rail and U-Bahn station in Vienna, close to the city centre. It is the city terminus of Vienna's City Airport Train (CAT), which provides non-stop service to Vienna International Airport. The station is a major hub for S-Bahn suburban trains, with little service by Inter-City trains. The station is connected to the Mitte / Landstraße U-Bahn station.

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Wien Hauptbahnhof

Wien Hauptbahnhof, Vienna Central Station or Vienna Main Station is the main railway station in Vienna, Austria, located in the Favoriten district. It became fully operational in December 2015, linking major railway lines from the north, east, south and west, and replacing the old Wien Südbahnhof terminus. With 268,000 daily commuters it is Austria's busiest long-distance railway station. Aside from being voted "Austria's most beautiful railway station", it was also second in Consumer Choice Center's ranking of "Top 10 Railway Stations for Passenger Convenience in Europe".

Germany

Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is situated between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south; it covers an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), with a population of almost 84 million within its 16 constituent states. Germany borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The nation's capital and most populous city is Berlin and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

Railjet

Railjet

Railjet is a high-speed rail service in Europe operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Czech Railways (ČD). Branded as Railjet Express (RJX) for the fastest services and as Railjet (RJ) for services with additional stops, it was introduced in 2008 and operates at speeds of up to 230 km/h (143 mph). Railjet is ÖBB's premier service and operates both domestically within Austria and on international services to adjacent major cities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary and Slovakia.

Vienna

Vienna

Vienna is the capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's most populous city and its primate city, with about two million inhabitants, and its cultural, economic, and political center. It is the 6th-largest city proper by population in the European Union and the largest of all cities on the Danube river.

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest is the capital and most populous city of Hungary. It is the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits and the second-largest city on the Danube river; the city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest, which is both a city and county, forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786; it is a primate city, constituting 33% of the population of Hungary.

Bratislava

Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia. Officially, the population of the city is about 475,000; however, it is estimated to be more than 660,000 — approximately 140% of the official figures. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia at the foot of the Little Carpathians, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

Brno

Brno

Brno is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Located at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers, Brno has about 380,000 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in the Czech Republic after the capital, Prague, and one of the 100 largest cities of the EU. The Brno metropolitan area has almost 700,000 inhabitants.

Accidents and incidents

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