The Airport Innsbruck is an important platform for the economy and the people in the west of Austria. The airport was once situated in the east of the town, the Innsbrucker Rossau, and was then transferred to the west of Innsbruck. Originally, the tower (which was made of wood) and the hangars were in the north. Today, only the foundation made of bricks remains from the tower. The two wooden hangars are not only the oldest hangars in Austria, but they also served many years in Graz before they were removed and newly installed in Innsbruck.
This Site is Online since 1991 for all Friends and Fans.
This is the oldest website regarding the Airport Innsbruck. Already in 1991, this site was online and is now under construction to offer the visitors a quick and easy service.
Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport (IATA: INN, ICAO: LOWI) is the largest airport in Tyrol in western Austria. It handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal international flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases significantly, due to the high number of skiers travelling to the region. It is the main base of Welcome Air and Austrian Airlines' regional carrier Tyrolean Airways. The airport can handle aircraft up to Boeing 767. Some airlines operate Boeing 757s out of LOWI, and connecting to major airport hubs, such as London. No commercial carrier operates from the United States to Innsbruck directly, but always connects via a European airport. The approach is very difficult, even more so in the winter, when the traffic soars. The approach and descent is a very complicated process—the Alps create vicious winds and currents, which the pilot has to deal with throughout the process. Because there are mountains all around, the plane usually circles the airport, enters a pattern, to decrease both speed and altitude. The terminal is a "shotgun" style, typically using air stairs to deboard/board passengers—no jetways are present. There are several de-icing trucks, which de-ice the airframe typically right before engines start, or before obtaining clearance to take off.
The airport is approximately 2.5 miles from the centre of Innsbruck. It is connected to the city and to Innsbruck Central station by city bus F. The bus runs every 15 minutes and takes 18 minutes to reach the City.
The airport is being made more famous by being the starting airport on the X-Plane 9 flight simulator. Microsoft Flight Simulator X also has a mission where the user must make the challenging approach to land at Innsbruck in minimum visibility.
Innsbruck Airport is well known for having a difficult approach due to surrounding terrain, prohibiting certain aircraft types from operating at the airport.