Turin Airport

Turin Airport

Turin Airport is one of the most important economic entities in Piedmont and provides employment for approximately 3,000 people.

Turin airport, managed by SAGAT, is an up-to-date structure that is able to provide users with a continuously improving range of services. It is well-connected to all major European hubs, and can be easily reached from any part of the world via an intermediate connection. Easily accessible and congestion-free, the airport can handle an annual traffic of more than five million passengers, guaranteeing the highest standards of comfort and safety.

On 13 January 1909 the first aircraft fully manufactured in Italy took off from Venaria Reale, just outside Turin: it was a triplane designed by an engineer, Aristide Faccioli, and piloted by his son Mario. This was the dawn of the great adventure of flight and within the space of a few years Turin, which gave an enthusiastic welcome to the new means of transport, became the cradle of aviation science and its relative industry.

The first flying schools and amateur air clubs were established, but even more importantly, the city of Turin became the leading Italian centre for aircraft manufacture. During the winter of 1910-11 Mirafiori aerodrome was built and rapidly became the most important airport in Italy. On 1 April 1926 the first passenger airline in Italy was inaugurated again in Turin. SISA, an airline which operated Cant 10 ter flying-boats, linked Turin to Trieste, landing on the way at Pavia and Venice, and using the flying-boat station built near Ponte Isabella on the Po River.

Turin's airport required a more modern and sophisticated model of organisation and management. The "Società Azionaria Gestione Aeroporto Torino" (SAGAT) was founded in Turin on March 6 1956 at the Municipal Court House. On the following March 15, the City of Turin appointed the newly created company to manage Torino Caselle airport.

Following modernization and requalification of the airport, launched in the Spring of 2004, Turin airport has been completely renovated, now ready both to measure up to the challengesand to reap all the opportunities offered by the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

Last but not least, the new Torino Caselle airport now features a new general aviation. The new three-level structure occupies an area of around 4,700 sqm and serves the so-called VIP flights which are positioned in the new, around 21,000 sqm parking apron areas.

At present, together with the relevant bodies and local authorities, SAGAT is preparing the airport Master Development Plan, that will define the structural and functional operations for the sustainable increase in capacity and modernisation of the entire airport system up to 2015.

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SAGAT S.p.A. - Turin Airport Strada San Maurizio 12
Caselle Torinese TO 10072

Contact Info
+39.011.5676361/2, +39.011.5676373

Torino / Caselle Weather info
Broken clouds

Location of this weather station:
2.1 km North

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