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Reggio Calabria Airport

Reggio di Calabria Airport
Aeroporto di Reggio di Calabria

ICAO: LICR

REG is located in Italy
REG
Location of airport in Italy
Summary
Airport type Public & Military
Operator SOGAS S.p.A.
Serves Reggio di Calabria, Messina
Location Reggio di Calabria
Built 1939 - present
Occupants V Reparto di Volo della Polizia di Stato
Elevation AMSL 29.26 m / 95.99 ft
Coordinates
Website
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,996 6,549 Asphalt
11/29 1,669 5,574 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 522,849
Passenger change 13-14 -7.1%
Aircraft movements 7,383
Movements change 13-14 -3.3%
Source: Italian EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics from Assaeroporti [2]

Reggio di Calabria "Tito Minniti" Airport (ICAO: LICR), also known as Aeroporto dello Stretto (Airport of the Strait) is an airport located near Reggio, in southern Calabria, Italy. It serves mainly the Province of Reggio and the Province of Messina, and partially the Province of Vibo Valentia; more than 1,200,000 people. Daily flights depart and arrive for and from several Italian cities, and are seasonally augmented by flights to various other countries.

Reggio military airport was inaugurated in 1939 (the first airport in Calabria), becoming operative for commercial flights in 1947; later it was named after Italian Royal Air Force war-hero Tito Minniti, who was born in Reggio Calabria. Its IATA airport code REG is derived from Reggio, Calabria's main city, which the airport is closest to.

Contents

  • Airlines and destinations 1
  • Statistics 2
  • Ground transportation 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Alitalia
operated by Mistral Air
Turin
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama Airlines
Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino

Statistics

Number of movements, number of passengers and freight traffic :

Evolution of movements, passengers and freight[3]
Year Movements Passengers Freight (in tons)
Number Var. Number Var. Traffic Var.
2000 6,291 -1.3% 538,048 +4.6% 330 -6.5%
2001 6,157 -2.1% 481,857 -10.4% 553 +67.6%
2002 5,830 -5.3% 463,662 -3.8% 690 +24.8%
2003 5,567 -4.5% 441,795 -4.6% 241 -65.1%
2004 3,729 -33.0% 272,859 -38.2% 189 -21.6%
2005 7,516 +101.6% 398,089 +45.9% 194 +2.6%
2006 11,414 +51.9% 607,727 +59.0% 197 +1.5%
2007 10,954 -4.0% 583,596 -4.0% 335 +70.1%
2008 9,394 -14.2% 536,032 -8.2% 180 -46.3%
2009 8,058 -14.2% 509,058 -5.0% 124 -31.1%
2010 9,066 +12.5% 548,648 +7.8% 191 +54.0%
2011 8,998 -0.8% 561,107 +2.3% 131 -31.4%
2012 8,233 -8.5% 571,694 +1.9% 114 -13.0%
2013 7,637 -7.2% 562,747 -1,6% 101.1 -11.3%
2014 7,383 -3.3% 522,849 -7.1% 46.02 -54.5%

Ground transportation

The Reggio Calabria Airport is approximately 5 kilometers south from Reggio's historic city center. It is accessible by car or public transport.

By car from North (Tirrenic area)

A3 Highway (Napoli-Salerno-Reggio), on Arangea - Gallina or Ravagnese - Aeroporto exits

By car from South (Ionic area)

SS106 Ionic Statal Street (Reggio-Taranto), on Ravagnese - Aeroporto or Arangea - Gallina exits

With the city of Reggio di Calabria

The airport is connected to the city by ATAM (Metropolitan Area Transport Service) buses, that connect the airport with the harbour and with the main rail station too.

With the city of Messina

A bus service called "Volobus" connects the airport of Reggio with Messina in about an hour and on time with all flights.

With Locride Area and with Grecanic Area

A bus service called "Jonica Line" connects Caulonia Marina with the airport on time with all flights.

Notes

  1. ^ EAD Basic
  2. ^ Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroportuali
  3. ^ Data from Assaeroporti (Italian)

External links

  • Official website
  • www.aeroportorc.com - Info and offers for the passengers that are flying from the Airports of Reggio Calabria and Lamezia
  • Accident history for REG at Aviation Safety Network
  • Airport information for LICR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  • airliners.net - Photogallery
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