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Brno–Tuřany Airport

Brno–Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQ, ICAO: LKTB) is an airport in Brno, Czech Republic. It is about 7.5 km (5 mi) from Brno city centre, on the edge of the historical Austerlitz battlefield. The airport is about 120 km (75 mi) from other international airports, such as Vienna Airport and Bratislava airport and smaller international airports in Ostrava and Pardubice.

Brno–Tuřany Airport

Letiště Brno–Tuřany
Brno departure terminal.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerSouth-Moravia Region
OperatorAirport Brno Ltd.
ServesBrno, Czech Republic
Elevation AMSL770 ft / 235 m
Coordinates49°09′05″N 16°41′40″E / 49.15139°N 16.69444°E / 49.15139; 16.69444
Websitebrno-airport.cz
Map
BRQ is located in Czech Republic
BRQ
BRQ
Location of airport in Czech Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 8,694 2,650 Concrete
08/26 2,624 800 Grass
Statistics (2017)
Passengers470,000
Passenger growth 15–16Increase 11,51%

In 2017, 470,000 passengers passed through the Brno–Tuřany passenger terminal,[3] making it the second busiest airport in the Czech Republic.[4]

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HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

The airport was built during the 1950s as a replacement for the old Brno airport located in Slatina (north east of Tuřany airport). In 1967, a new departure hall construction began. During the 1980s, the airport was handed over for use by the Czechoslovak air force, and civil operations were reduced to a minimum. Civil flights were operated during exhibitions and fairs taking place at Brno Exhibition Centre. In 1986, the new departure hall and related facilities were completed. After the fall of communism in 1989, the airport returned to civil use, and was operated by the state-owned Czech Airport Authority.[5]

Latest developmentsEdit

At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. In November 2017, Brno Airport Ltd. was bought by the investment group Accolade.[6] As of April 2018, two airlines operate scheduled passenger flights from the airport: BMI Regional (codeshared with Lufthansa) and Ryanair. Charter flights are usually operated by Travel Service Airlines.[7]

The regional government of South Moravia Region entered negotiations on new routes, namely to Rome, Barcelona, Milan and Lviv, in late 2017.[8] As a result, a new airline company, Blue Air Moravia, was established owned jointly by city of Brno and the regional authority (35%) and the parent company Blue Air (65%), headquartered in Bucarest, Romania.[9][10][11] However, this was cancelled and the airport was bought by Accolade Holding.[12][13]

FacilitiesEdit

The terminal consists of two concourses. The new departure hall that opened in 2006 is capable of handling 1,000 passengers per hour. The building was designed by architect Petr Parolek and is considered to be one of the most significant projects of Czech contemporary architecture and a striking example of the growing trend of "organic architecture".

The airport offers some bars, a duty-free shop, car rentals, ATM and exchange office. The airport is covered by a free WiFi.[14]

Cargo airlines such as ASL Airlines Belgium, Volga-Dnepr or Antonov Design Bureau often use Brno Airport as one of their stopover points. The airport handled 9,679 tons of freight in 2009. Plans for building a new cargo terminal and industry zone are in talks of realization, which could take place in the near future.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

 
Terminal buildings
 
Terminal interior
 
Apron view

Annual passenger and cargo numbersEdit

Year
Passengers
handled
Passenger
% Change
Cargo
(tonnes)
Cargo
% Change
Aircraft
movements

% Change
2006[3] 393,686 3,144 20,105
2007[3] 415,276  10.55 3,055  -2.87 22,893  13.87
2008[3] 506,174  21.89 6,273  105.34 29,303  28.00
2009[3] 440,850  -12.90 9,679  54.30 30,513  4.13
2010[3] 396,589  -10.04 5,326  -44.97 25,027  -17.98
2011[3] 557,952  40.69 4,625  -13.16 26,837  7.23
2012[3] 534,968  -4.12 3,828  -17.23 29,885  11.36
2013[3] 463,023  -13.45 4,078  6.53 27,803  -6.97
2014[3] 486,134  4.99 4,530  11.08 32,216  15.87
2015[3] 466,046  -4.13 4,613  1.83 38,264  18.77
2016[3] 417,725  -10.37 4,150  -10.04 40,073  4.73
2017[17] 470,000  12.51 48,337[18]  20.62

Ground transportEdit

The airport is located within city limits, next to the D1 motorway which runs from Prague to Kroměříž through Brno. It is connected to the public transport network by daytime bus route E76, and night route N89, which both run to Brno hlavní nádraží (main railway station). The journey takes 16 minutes.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/letiste/statistiky/
  2. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/en/b2b/general-information/
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Brno Airport a.s., Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ "Annual Reports". www.rlp.cz. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  5. ^ Brno Airport, Letiště Brno. "Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  6. ^ Česká televize (2017-11-10). "Firma, která si pronajímá brněnské letiště, změnila majitele. Bez vědomí kraje". ČT24 (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  7. ^ Brno Airport, Letiště Brno. "Brno - Turany international airport - Brno - Czech Republic". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ Hromková, Dominika (2017-11-23). "Brněnské letiště nabídne exotická místa, vyšší komfort a parkoviště". iDNES.cz. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  9. ^ "Řím, Brusel nebo Split. Z brněnského letiště bude létat sedm nových linek". iDNES.cz. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  10. ^ "Brněnské letiště zažije největší expanzi v historii. Rumunský Blue Air otevře sedm linek". Zdopravy.cz (in Czech). 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  11. ^ "Blue Air to fly Paris CDG – Turin, establishes Blue Air Moravia in Brno". worldairlinenews.com. 2018-01-01. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  12. ^ http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/blue-air/romanian-airline-blue-air-will-not-fly-from-brno-to-brussels-south-moravia-ended-the-cooperation/
  13. ^ https://accolade.cz/aktuality/95/the-brno-airport-operator-is-now-part-of-the-accolade-group
  14. ^ a.s., Letiště Brno. "Letiště Brno, mezinárodní letiště Brno Tuřany - Česká Republika". www.brno-airport.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  15. ^ brno-airport.cz - Flight search retrieved 26 December 2016
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (8 June 2018). "Onur Air adds Antalya – Czech Republic charters from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.brno-airport.cz/letiste/tiskove-zpravy/brnenskemu-letisti-loni-pribylo-52-a-pul-tisice-pasazeru/
  18. ^ http://www.rlp.cz/en/company/performance/Pages/statistics.aspx
  19. ^ Dopravní podnik města Brna (2016). "E76". Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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