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Reggio di Calabria "Tito Minniti" Airport (IATA: REG, ICAO: LICR), also known as Aeroporto dello Stretto (Airport of the Strait) is an airport located near Reggio, in southern Calabria, Italy. It serves mainly the Province of Reggio and the Province of Messina, and partially the Province of Vibo Valentia; more than 1,200,000 people. Daily flights depart and arrive for and from several Italian cities, and are seasonally augmented by flights to various other countries.

Reggio di Calabria Airport

Aeroporto di Reggio di Calabria
Pista Aeroporto Reggio Calabria.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic & Military
OperatorSacal S.p.A.
ServesReggio di Calabria, Messina
LocationReggio di Calabria
Built1939 - present
OccupantsV Reparto di Volo della Polizia di Stato
Elevation AMSL29.26 m / 95.99 ft
Coordinates38°04′19″N 15°39′13″E / 38.07194°N 15.65361°E / 38.07194; 15.65361Coordinates: 38°04′19″N 15°39′13″E / 38.07194°N 15.65361°E / 38.07194; 15.65361
Websiteaeroportodellostretto.it
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Reggio di Calabria Airport is located in Italy
Reggio di Calabria Airport
Reggio di Calabria Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,000 6,549 Asphalt
11/29 1,700 5,574 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers492,612
Passenger change 14-15Decrease -5.8%
Aircraft movements6,858
Movements change 14-15Decrease -7.1%
Source: Italian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti[2]

Reggio military airport was inaugurated in 1939 (the first airport in Calabria), becoming operative for commercial flights in 1947; later it was named after Italian Royal Air Force war-hero Tito Minniti, who was born in Reggio Calabria. Its IATA airport code REG is derived from Reggio, Calabria's main city, which the airport is closest to. On the outskirts of the airport the training grounds of local football club Reggina Calcio are located.

In March 2017, Alitalia announced it would terminate all 56 weekly flights to and from the airport (to Milan, Rome and Turin) stating all routes were heavily loss-making.[3] However, this decision was revoked shortly after.

In summer 2017 Sacal S.p.A. (Società aeroportuale calabrese), also managing Lamezia Terme took over the management of the airport.

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Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Number of movements, number of passengers and freight traffic :

Evolution of movements, passengers and freight[4]
Year Movements Passengers Freight (in tons)
Number Var. Number Var. Traffic Var.
2000 6,291 -1.3% 538,048 +4.6% 330 -6.5%
2001 6,157 -2.1% 481,857 -10.4% 553 +67.6%
2002 5,830 -5.3% 463,662 -3.8% 690 +24.8%
2003 5,567 -4.5% 441,795 -4.6% 241 -65.1%
2004 3,729 -33.0% 272,859 -38.2% 189 -21.6%
2005 7,516 +101.6% 398,089 +45.9% 194 +2.6%
2006 11,414 +51.9% 607,727 +59.0% 197 +1.5%
2007 10,954 -4.0% 583,596 -4.0% 335 +70.1%
2008 9,394 -14.2% 536,032 -8.2% 180 -46.3%
2009 8,058 -14.2% 509,058 -5.0% 124 -31.1%
2010 9,066 +12.5% 548,648 +7.8% 191 +54.0%
2011 8,998 -0.8% 561,107 +2.3% 131 -31.4%
2012 8,233 -8.5% 571,694 +1.9% 114 -13.0%
2013 7,637 -7.2% 562,747 -1,6% 101.1 -11.3%
2014 7,383 -3.3% 522,849 -7.1% 46.02 -54.5%

Ground transportEdit

The Reggio Calabria Airport is approximately 5 kilometres south from Reggio's historic city centre. It is accessible by car or public transport.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "EAD Basic - Error Page".
  2. ^ "Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ Mar 9; Dron, 2017 Alan. "Alitalia to pull out from Reggio di Calabria". atwonline.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ Data from Assaeroporti (in Italian)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Reggio Calabria Airport at Wikimedia Commons