Abruzzo Airport

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Abruzzo Airport
Abruzzo Airport
IATA: PSRICAO: LIBP
PSR is located in Italy
PSR
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorS.A.G.A. S.p.A.
ServesPescara
Elevation AMSL48 ft / 15 m
Coordinates42°26′14″N 014°11′14″E / 42.43722°N 14.18722°E / 42.43722; 14.18722
Websitewww.abruzzo-airport.it
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
04/222,4197,936Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers563.187
Aircraft movements8.284
Cargo (tons)1.221
Statistics from Assaeroporti.[1]
 
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Abruzzo Airport
Abruzzo Airport
IATA: PSRICAO: LIBP
PSR is located in Italy
PSR
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorS.A.G.A. S.p.A.
ServesPescara
Elevation AMSL48 ft / 15 m
Coordinates42°26′14″N 014°11′14″E / 42.43722°N 14.18722°E / 42.43722; 14.18722
Websitewww.abruzzo-airport.it
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
04/222,4197,936Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers563.187
Aircraft movements8.284
Cargo (tons)1.221
Statistics from Assaeroporti.[1]
Abruzzo Airport

Abruzzo Airport (IATA: PSRICAO: LIBP) is an airport located near Pescara, Italy. It is located approximately 4 km from the centre of Pescara, about 180 km from Rome, a 2 hour drive by car on a motorway across the Appennine mountains. Is the only international airport in the Abruzzo region. Open to civilian traffic since 1996, has seen over the years more and more increase the number of transit passengers mainly due to the low-cost airlines and flights.

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History

In 1973 the historian, Bruce Barrymore Halpenny, who was living in Abruzzo, organised a British Caledonian BAC 111 to take off from Genoa to Pescara as a test flight for a large commercial aircraft to test the feasibility of the approach and landing at Pescara.[2] With the British Caledonian chief pilot an (Ex-RAF) and Halpenny (also Ex-RAF) on board this manoeuvre was successfully accomplished;[2] now opening up the airport and the region for tourism.[2] Halpenny then arranged for a British Caledonian BAC 111 to take off from Gatwick London and fly to and land at Pescara and return to Gatwick.[2] Commercial flights were now shown to be possible.[2]

From 1 February 1979, Itavia is forced to suspend its flights to Pescara due to the revision of the "minimum" on some Italian airports dell'ANPAC implemented by the National Association of Civil Aviation Pilots; raising the minimum in question ( distance to the runway and its share - which the pilot must decide whether to continue the landing) depends on the lack of radio support (such as ILS, Instrument Landing System) and image is essential to enable the landing of aircraft conditions of poor visibility, and absent at the time the airport. Itavia, airline originated in Abruzzo, does not come back on the runway of the Pasquale Liberi Airport. The mysterious facts of Ustica (June 27, 1980) lead to the termination of the company's flights.

After the dark period during which the Liberi Airport does not have any connecting line, you start to see a little 'light by restoring the link with the capital of Lombardy, still Ancona, performed by Aermediterranea, a company belonging to the group and IRI owned by Alitalia, which will be operated from 1981 to 1983.

Since 1984, the flight to Milan Linate Airport is managed company of the other group: ATI (Italian Aero Transport) based in Naples. In 1988 it was the turn of the national flag carrier, which brings into play the modern MD-80 and use them until 1994, succeeding on and off, to make the much-awaited direct connection with Milan.

Since 1994, the scheduled flight to Milan Linate Airport is operated by Air One, the company founded in 1983 as a flight school and air taxi companies for services in Abruzzo as the Aliadriatica. In 1996 he opened the current terminal, while the old building was converted for use by technical and logistical support. The project has enabled the airport to offer more comfort and efficiency of service.In the past Airtransat served Toronto but closed this route in 2012.

Since 2000

The development of the airport, from which 114,000 passengers in 2000 rose to over 400,000 in 2008, is due to the low cost phenomenon that affected all of Europe and most of the small Italian airports, involving a positive structure Pescara. Today the airport has a catchment area of over 500,000 passengers annually and connects the city of Pescara and the entire region with many Italian and European destinations.

Development future

Initially expected in early 2008 are left at year-end work for the modernization and expansion of the passenger: the arrivals area is not Schengen has been completely redesigned and rebuilt the side of the current (1,500 m²), while the space currently occupied will be converted into the departure area, are there other jobs which include:

Some of these works have been completed, others are firm and others have not yet begun. The expansion of the APRON 2 has been completed and to date has been usually used as a parking lot parked aircraft and the expansion west of the module is finished already in operation, only the missing link to the old terminal that will happen with the restyling of this' last.

Currently the building of the old passenger terminal was converted to a warehouse and was employed by the airline cargoTNTup to December 2008 and operated by Maersk until October 2010.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Air ValléeTurin
AlitaliaMilan-Linate
Belle AirTirana
On AirSeasonal: Catania, Chania, Olbia
RyanairBeauvais, Bergamo, Charleroi, Girona, Hahn, London-Stansted, Weeze
Seasonal: Alghero, Cagliari, Sandefjord

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Mistral Air
operated for Poste italiane
Brescia

Statistics

Statistics for Abruzzo Airport [1]
YearTotal passengers %Total aircraft movements %Cargo (tonnes) %
199671,9084,052152
199772,962 Increase2,864,618 Increase13,9195 Increase28,3
1998104,000 Increase42,546,390 Increase38,456 Decrease-71,3
1999105,500 Increase1,446,310 Decrease1,25476 Increase750
2000114,024 Increase8,089,940 Increase57,52.851 Increase499
2001153,227 Increase34,46,775 Decrease-31,83.115 Increase9,3
2002295,875 Increase93,111,559 Increase70,61.913 Decrease-38,6
2003301,773 Increase2,010,932 Decrease-5,41.795 Decrease-6,2
2004334,998 Increase10,910,075 Decrease-7,82.151 Increase19,8
2005350,447 Increase4,710,339 Increase2,62.390 Increase11,1
2006340,699 Decrease-2,812,139 Increase17,42.849 Increase19,2
2007371,247 Increase9,012,085 Decrease-0,43.291 Increase15,5
2008402.845 Increase8,511.128 Decrease-7,93.339 Increase1,5
2009409.045 Increase1,59.773 Decrease-12,22.431 Decrease-27,2
2010461.086 Increase12.77.971 Decrease-18,42.116 Decrease-13,0
2011550.062 Increase19,37.827 Decrease-1,81.200 Decrease-43,3
2012563.187 Increase2,48.284 Increase5,81.221 Increase1,8

Transport links

Bus

The airport is connected to the center of Pescara with Ticket n.38 line code GTM (vehicle insurance), with which you can reach Piazza della Repubblica, the terminal Buses to the domestic and international destinations. The bus line 38 is also located near the main railway station in the city, the Pescara railway station.

Cars

Trolley-line

References

  1. ^ Data from Assaeroporti (Italian)
  2. ^ a b c d e Abruzzo - Londra: è quasi una realtà Il Tempo - D'Abruzzo, editor Gianni Letta, 27 Ottobre 1973 - N. 294

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