Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport

For three-quarters of a century Salzburg Airport has served the region’s citizens and their visitors. In 1926, the Salzburg Municipal Airfield was opened nearly at the same site where the airport stands today.

Germany’s Lufthansa was the first airline to use the airport, linking Salzburg with Munich via Reichenhall.

Traffic had risen to 250,000 passengers annually by the early 1970s. After lengthening the runway to 2,550 m, the airport was able to accommodate wide-body jets for incoming charter traffic. The airport handled half a million passengers in 1987 and one million in 1993.

In 1996, the airport adopted the name of its most famous son - W. A. Mozart.

The number of non-stop destinations serviced from Salzburg has changed dramatically since 2001, when the first low-cost carrier Ryanair started flights to the Mozart city. More low-cost airlines from the UK, Germany and Scandinavia followed, bringing the total to a record 1.87 million passengers in 2006.

The airport became the first in Europe to operate a hybrid terminal building serving the dual purpose of charter flight housing during winter and use as an event hall in summer.

Salzburg Airport has come a long way from the grass strip and wooden terminal of 1926 – but it still continues to provide services needed for the passengers travelling to and from the region.

Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart owns the most modern technical equipment for flight security. This and the 2,850m long runway means that all sizes of aircraft can land and take off there.

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Salzburg Airport Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95
Salzburg 5020

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Salzburg-Flughafen Weather info
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