Sion Airport

Sion Airport

The inauguration of Sion Airport took place in June 1935. The same year, the local Aero-club received a mandate from the City of Sion to be responsible for the operation of the Airport. The first pilot school opened that same year.

The location of this Airport in the heart of the Alps is a very interesting place for the Military Air Force to form a base. The contract between both parties was signed in 1937.

Today, Sion Airport is the only dual Airport in Switzerland where civil and military operations work together.

A new era was reached in 1991 with the opening of the new modern terminal building and the introduction of the ILS approach system, which allows the operation of commercial charter flights.

Today, Sion Airport means:

A runway of 6,650 feet by 131 feet (2'000m x 40m) with adequate lighting, a grass runway of 2,165 feet by 98 feet (660m x 30m), IFR instrument systems allowing a wide range of aircraft types to come in. SKYGUIDE is responsible for the Air Traffic Control. The Swiss Air Force oversees the maintenance of the runway and taxiway conditions in all seasons to guarantee a perfect quality level and proper infrastructure at all times.

The terminal building can accommodate 2,600 passengers per day with fully automated check-in counters, an international area with departure and arrival hall, baggage sorting area, cargo capacity, permanent passport control and customs facilities. Their positioning is among the best quality Airports in Switzerland.

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Sion Airport
Sion 1950

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+41(0)27 329 06 00
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