Vienna International Airport

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Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport 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. It is the country’s largest airport and serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines and Eurowings Europe as well as a base for low-cost carriers easyJet Europe, Lauda, Level and Wizz Air. 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.

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 starting 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 jetbridges.  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 should welcome the passengers even from the aircraft. From 2004–2007 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.

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.

Airport News

Anniversary for Vienna Airport and Korean Air Cargo: 20 years of cargo service connecting Seoul and Vienna

20 years ago – in April 2004 – a Korean Air Cargo freighter landed in the Austrian capital for the first time. This marked the beginning of a partnership in the cargo and passenger sector …

Positive cargo development at Vienna Airport

Plus 16 percent in the first quarter The air freight business at Vienna Airport is picking up again significantly. In the first quarter of 2024, 68,058 tons of air freight were handled for import and export. …

VIENNA Lounge Comes Out on Top: Vienna Airport is given the “Global Lounge of the Year” Excellence Award from Priority Pass

VIENNA Lounge Comes Out on Top: Vienna Airport is given the “Global Lounge of the Year” Excellence Award from Priority Pass                                                                                           The VIENNA Lounge at Vienna Airport convinces travellers of its merits. Thanks to the impressive …

“Haferkater” opens its first Austrian store at Vienna Airport

The successful “Haferkater” brand from Berlin opens its first Austrian store at Vienna Airport Effective immediately, Vienna Airport offers travellers an expanded offering of restaurants. From 26 March 2024, “Haferkater”, Germany’s most popular porridge expert, will …

Flughafen Wien AG has launched the intensive construction phase of the terminal extension at Vienna Airport

Preparation work on the “Southern Terminal Expansion” construction project has been underway since July 2023. Now the airport is really getting things going and on 14 February 2024, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria, Michael …

Vienna Airport Strengthens its Position as a Cargo Hub for Asia: Cooperation agreements concluded with Incheon Airport and Korean Air

Vienna Airport has laid the groundwork for handling growing air cargo volumes in collaboration with Incheon Airport in South Korea and Korean Air. Intensified joint marketing development activities and designing of optimal cargo services should …

Vienna Airport and Korean Air Lift their Partnership to a New Level: Expanded collaboration to increase air cargo traffic

Vienna Airport and Korean Air signed an agreement today to expand their existing partnership. The objective is to jointly meet the growing demand for air cargo services between Korea and Vienna Airport in its capacity …

Michael Zach takes over as Head of Ground Services at Vienna Airport

Michael Zach took over the management of ground handling services at Flughafen Wien AG on 1 January 2024 and is thus responsible for all cargo, baggage, and ramp handling as well as aircraft de-icing. Having …


Vienna International Airport
1300 Schwechat
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