Vienna International Airport – An unforgettable flight experience
Vienna International Airport is as its name says the international airport of Vienna, which is the capital city of Austria. It is located 18 kilometers away southeast of Vienna.
It is the hub of Austrian Airlines and has different facilities. It has two runways which are 3.500 meters long and respectively 3.600 meters long. In order to handle the amount of passengers that in 2014 was of over 22 million people the airport has four terminals, Terminal 1, 2, 3 and Terminal 1A.
From the moment you depart you can choose three ways in which you will reach Vienna. You can take the train and it will take you 16 minutes to arrive to Vienna or you can take a taxi or rent a car. The last resort is the bus which connects the airport to several places around the capital city.
The airport didn’t have any fatal accident since 1955 when 7 people died and it didn’t have any major major crash recently.
The airport was first a military base and it was built in 1938. It was improved in 1959 when its runway was expanded to 3.000 meters long. Over the years the runways were enlarged to today’s values, more terminals were built and currently the authorities consider expending the runways and terminals even more in order to accommodate with the Airbus A380.
The fleet of the Austrian Airlines consists of the following: 7 Airbus A319-100, 16 Airbus A320-200, 3 Airbus A321-100, 3 Airbus A321-200, 6 Boeing 767-300ER, 5 Boeing 777-200ER, 18 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, 6 Fokker 70 and 15 Fokker 100 making it a total of 70 aircrafts all from this airline.
Vienna International Airport ended on the 6th place in the top of “The World’s Best Airports” in 2014 and apart from that it also received the Skytrax award for “The Best Airport Staff in Europe”.
Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG says: “One of our most important strategic objectives is to offer a high level of service to our passengers, and a strong service orientation is a top priority for us. Our employees and all those working for partner companies on location deliver a top performance each and every day, and I am very happy that our efforts have been positively received by travelers. In recent years Vienna Airport has implemented many measures to improve service quality. This award confirms that we are moving in the right direction together, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of Vienna Airport and our local partners”.
Routes and Destinations
This international airport has several destinations in Asia, North-America, Africa and Europe. The busiest routes in 2014 were from Vienna to Frankfurt, London and Zurich if we talk about the flights in Europe and Turkey and intercontinental they are Dubai, Tel Aviv and Bangkok. Here are a few destinations that are available for this airport: Bucharest, Madrid, Roma, Tokyo, New York, Cairo, Toronto, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Sofia, Barcelona and many others.
Why fly via Vienna International Airport?
How to Check-In
If you want to check-in you have the following possibilities of doing that:
- Online check-in, it is easy, simple and you only need to print the boarding pass and present it at the boarding pass control;
- Check-In the previous day, you need to ask at the airport if that is possible for your flight;
- Self-Service Check-In at Vienna airport, it is fast and the interface of the machine used is user-friendly so you’ll have no problem in understanding the steps;
- Airline Check-In counter at the airport, this method required you to come to the airport with 2 or 3 hours before your flight will take off, you can check-in at Terminal 1A, Terminal 1 or Terminal 3
Baggage and Allowance
You are allowed to have small hand luggage but you can only bring liquids such as the ones from duty free, medicines or liquids that do not exceed 100ml. All of those need to be sealed in a plastic bag and presented to the security.
If you are not sure you should ask your travel agent
Here you have the seating of several airplanes that you can travel with via Vienna International Airport:
- Airbus A319(319) has 32 standard seats at business class and 90 standard seats at economy class;
- Airbus A320-200 has 8 recliner seats at the business class and 135 standard seats at the travel class;
- Boeing 777-200 has 16 flat-bed seats at the first class, 37 angle-flat seats at business class and 194 standard seats at the economic class.
The booking fee depends on the destination as well as the airline you are travelling with. You should contact your travel agent in order to the exact price of your flight.