Pisa International Airport

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Pisa International Airport
Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.[1]
Serves Pisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
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Website www.pisa-airport.com
PSA is located in Italy
Location in Italy
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,819 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 4,683,811
Passenger change 13-14 Increase +4,6%
Aircraft movements 38,868
Movements change 13–14 Decrease −0.2%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[3]

Pisa International Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Internazionale di Pisa) (IATA: PSAICAO: LIRP), also named Galileo Galilei Airport[4] is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is the main airport in Tuscany and the 10th in Italy in terms of passengers.[5] Its name is 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 4,683,811 passengers in 2014. It serves as a focus city of Alitalia and Ryanair.


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. The airport has 5 passenger and 1 coach parking areas.[6]

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.[7] 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).[8]

Airlines and destinations


Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin (begins 18 May 2016)[9]
Alitalia Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Prague (ends 26 March 2016),[10] Rome-Fiumicino, Tirana
Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Olbia
operated by Darwin Airline
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Seasonal charter: Marsa Alam
British Airways London-Heathrow
Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague (begins 3 May 2016)[11]
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Paris-Orly
Seasonal: Bristol, London-Luton
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse (begins 28 March 2016),[12] Geneva (begins 1 February 2016)[13]
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
operated by Nordic Regional Airlines
Seasonal: Helsinki
Germanwings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg (begins 27 March 2016)[14]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Air Dolomiti
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Mistral Air Seasonal charter: Mostar, Marsa Alam[15]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Ryanair Alghero, Bari, Beauvais, Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 1 April 2016),[16] Brindisi, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania (begins 1 April 2016),[17] Charleroi, Comiso, Crotone, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Marrakesh, Palermo, Seville, Sofia (begins 4 April 2016),[18] Tenerife-South, Trapani, Valencia
Seasonal: Billund, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu (begins 3 June 2016),[19] Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Ibiza, Kos, Kraków, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Prestwick, Rhodes, Stockholm-Skavsta, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Elba
Transavia Amsterdam, Munich (begins 25 March 2016)[20]
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Volotea Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca (begins 28 June 2016)[21]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Bucharest


Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation
operated by EAT Leipzig
Bucharest, Leipzig/Halle, Malta
FedEx Feeder
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland


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[7]

Accidents and incidents

On 27 January 1952, Seaboard & Western Airlines Douglas C-54A-5-DO overshot the runway on landing. Fire consumed the aircraft. 47 out of the 50 cows carried on board the plane died.[22]

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.[23]

See also


  1. SOCIETA' AEROPORTO TOSCANO (S.A.T.) S.p.A. Galileo Galilei - Profilo della Societa' - SAT :: Pisa (Toscana) International Airport - The Official WebSite
  2. EAD Basic
  3. Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  4. Presentazione Toscana Aeroporti - Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A
  5. http://www.assaeroporti.com/
  6. "Aeroporto Galileo Galilei - Sito ufficiale - Aeroporto di Pisa - The Official WebSite - Toscana - Pisa Airport Tuscany Aeroporto Airport Aeroporti Airports". Pisa-airport.com. Retrieved September 17, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Pisa topping Italian airport growth rankings; Ryanair now serves 28 destinations". anna.aero. 19 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Airport information for LIRP from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  9. "Dublin Airport Welcomes Aer Lingus Route Expansion". Dublin Airport. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. http://booking.alitalia.com/Booking/IT_IT/Flight/Select
  11. http://airlineroute.net/2015/11/18/ok-s16update2/
  12. http://aviationews.altervista.org/com/easy-jet-apre-5-rotte-italiane/
  13. http://airlineroute.net/2015/12/14/u2-ch-16h1/
  14. https://www.germanwings.com/en.html
  15. Aeroporto Galileo Galilei - Sito ufficiale - Aeroporto di Pisa - The Official WebSite - Toscana - Pisa Airport Tuscany Aeroporto Airport Aeroporti Airports
  16. https://www.bookryanair.com/SkySales/Booking.aspx?culture=it-IT&lc=it-IT#Select
  17. https://beta.ryanair.com/gb/en/
  18. https://beta.ryanair.com/gb/en/
  19. http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/15/fr-cfu-s16/
  20. https://www.transavia.com/en-EU/book-a-flight/flights/search/#
  21. http://www.volotea.com/en/
  22. "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4) N1512V Pisa Airport (PSA)". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved September 17, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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