Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck Airport – Western Austria’s Largest International Airport

Kranebitten Airport, which is also known as Innsbruck Airport serves Innsbruck in Austria and it is the largest international airport in Tyrol in western Austria. The Innsbruck Airport is located around 2.5 miles from the city center and is currently owned by Tiroler Flughafenbetriebs GmbH. The airport is at an elevation of 581 meters above mean sea level and at present has a single asphalt runway measuring 2,000 meters in length.  In the year 2014, the airport served 991,356 passengers and recorded 11,650 aircraft movements. The airport boasts of a ‘shotgun’ style of terminal and has a capacity to accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 767. While the airport was the base for Tyrolean Airways until its dissolvent in on 31 March 2015, currently it serves as hub for Welcome Air.


The airport has been serving the country since 1925 when it was inaugurated on 1st June. German Lufthansa began high-altitude transports in 1926 and Innsbruck was incorporated in the KLM network of scheduled flights in 1950. While Swissair service began in 1951, air rescue services by the Federal Ministry of the Interior were established at the Innsbruck airport in 1956. The airport got its new terminal in 1965 and since then it has been constantly renovated and expanded to accommodate the ever growing traffic.


The current facility at the Innsbruck Airport serves as base for Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Finnair, Flybe, Estonian Air, Israir Airlines, Lufthansa, Monarch Airlines, Niki, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, S7 Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Transavia which operate regular as well as seasonal airlines from the airport.


The airport has received many awards for its outstanding service, some of which have been mentioned below.

·         The Airport got the EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) environment award in 2013

·         Innsbruck Airport is awarded the Sozialgütesiegel  in 2008

·         Innsbruck Airport won the 2007 EMAS prize in Salzburg in 2007

Routes and Destinations

Moscow, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Vienna, London, Kiev, Manchester, Helsinki, Birmingham, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Edinburg, Dublin, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven are the numerous regular and seasonal destinations which are directly connected with the Innsbruck International Airport.


Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

At the Innsbruck International Airport, presently there are 20 check-in counters and 2 baggage counters that ensure fast and smooth check-in and baggage services for the passengers. For counter check-in passengers should arrive around 1.5 to 2 hours before departure of charter flights and 1 hour for those travelling in domestic route. Option of pre check-in is also available with some of the airline that operates from the Innsbruck International Airport. Please note that the airport is operational from 05:00 to 23:00 daily and the earliest check-in time is 5 am and, for those flight’s which are leaving at 6 am. If you do not wish to arrive early ate h airport in order to wait in the long queue, then the best option is to avail web check-in or mobile check-in. This service is provided by most of the airline from 24 hours up till 2 hours before departure and allows the passengers to print their boarding pass. This service is free.

Baggage Allowance

While the weight of baggage and what you can carry with you is determined by the airline you are travelling with, passengers are generally allowed to check-in baggage anywhere between 20 kg to 32 kg. This allotment is based on the class and travel route and can increase or decrease as per the policy of your airline. Depending upon your class of travel or the city you are travelling to (domestic or international), passengers are allowed to carry not more than 12 kg as hand baggage. In case of excess luggage, charges will be levied (subject to airline policy) and can be either pre-paid online or at the airport.


To get hold of the seat that you want, the best and assured way is to pay a nominal fee and pre book your seat in advance. This facility is available with most of the airline and can be done 24 hours prior to the schedule departure of your flight. Always opt for window seat, if you want to bask in the charming views during landing or takeoff. If you are lucky, then you might get your preferred seat, without paying anything extra, during the counter check-in but seats are the counter are not guaranteed. 

Booking Fee

Every time you make a flight reservation online, you attract surcharges. This can be avoided by booking your ticket at the airline’s counter at the airport, by calling their customer care executive or walking gin to the authorized office of your airline in the city. Charges may vary and it is advisable to speak to the airline directly to know more about the booking charges or in case of modification or cancellation of your flight.

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 Who flies to Innsbruck

 Airport Contact Details

Innsbruck Airport

Fuerstenweg 180,
A-6020 Innsbruck,

Tel:+43 (0)512 2252530
Fax:+43 (0)512 22525102


Tiroler Flughafenbetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H

 Location Details

Longitude:11° 20' 49'' E
Latitude:47° 15' 38'' N

 Airport Location

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