VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (VIE) INFORMATION
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Facts and History about Vienna International Airport
Vienna International Airport is an international airport serving Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia. It is located 18 km/11 mi southeast of Vienna city center and 57 km/35 mi west of Bratislava in Schwechat, Austria.
The airport is public and it is owned by Flughafen Wien AG. It is a hub for Austrian Airlines and a focus city for Ryanair, Wizz Air and Korean Air Cargo.
The airport was originally built in 1938 as a military airport, used during World World II as a military aircraft design and production complex.
It was overtaken by the British in 1945 and it stayed under British rule during the occupation of Austria. After the occupation it replaced Aspern as Vienna's and Austria's primary airport.
Vienna Airport had one runway which was extended in 1959, the same year the construction of a new airport building began. Another runway was built in 1972.
The airport's two runways have asphalt surfaces with one being 3,500 m/11,483 ft long and the other being 3,600 m/11,811 ft.
The airport was connected to Ostautobahn, the national motorway network, in 1982, and an enlarged arrivals hall was opened in 1986.
Pier East with 8 jet bridges opened in 1988.
Flughafen Wien AG, the owner of the airport, is one of few publicly traded airport operators in Europe since it was privatized in 1992. The City of Vienna and the state of Lower Austria each hold 20% of the shares, while the private employee participation foundation holds 10% and 50% of the shares are privately held with the shares being part of the Austrian Traded Index.
The new Terminal 1 was opened in 1992 with the shopping area, the Plaza, opened a year later.
Pier West with 12 jet bridges opened in 1996.
The airport was expanded, renovated and streamlined from 1998 and forward in accordance with a master plan outlined to take place until 2015.
Pier North, opened in 2010, has 17 jet bridges.
Vienna International Airport's IATA code is VIE and the ICAO code is LOWW.
The airport's busiest year so far was in 2019 when 31,662,189 passengers came through it. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world, and air travel, in 2020 that year's number decreases to 7,812,936 passengers.
Terminals at Vienna International Airport
Vienna Airport has 4 terminal buildings, Terminals 1, 2, And 3 and the additional Terminal 1A. The terminals are built against each other with Terminal 1A located opposite Terminal 1.
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected to all five of the concourses, while the central arrivals area for all of the terminals is located in Terminal 3.
The five concourses are named B, C, D, F and G.
Check-in at Vienna International Airport
Vienna airport offers several options for check-in, although not all might be utilized by all airlines, including web check-in, self-check-in machines at the airport, and the option to check-in at Wien Mitte train station before taking the CAT train to the airport.
Transfers at Vienna International Airport
Getting to and from Vienna Airport is easy as there are many options. From local buses and trains that service the airport on a daily basis to international transfers with bus or train, and of course taxis and rental cars. Whatever the budget and need there is an option at this airport.
The quickest transfer to the center of Wien is the CAT train that runs directly between the airport and Wien Mitte station from the two airport CAT stations. It takes travelers to Wien in 16 minutes for 12€.
Services at Vienna International Airport
The airport has ATMs/cash machines available throughout the airport, several locations offer currency exchange services, three prayer rooms are available to travelers, and a medical clinic and a pharmacy can also be found at the airport.
Eating and Shopping at Vienna International Airport
VIE Airport has a wide range of establishments offering various cuisines and dietary options to visitors and travelers. Most establishments can be found on airside once through the security control.
There are shops ranging from tax free, available to travelers that meet the requirements, to jewelry, books, electronics, fashion, books and magazines, tobacco and much more. Most are located on airside available to departing travelers.
Lost and Found at Vienna International Airport
Items lost on the airplane, or lost luggage - contact your airline.
Items lost at the airport or during transfer, please fill out this form and you will be contacted by the Lost Property Office: https://fundamt.novafind.eu/home/at/via/app?culturename=en
Closest International Airport to Vienna International Airport (VIE)
The closest international airport to VIE is Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport (in Bratislava, Slovakia) located 76 km/47 mi away.
Vienna International Airport (VIE) Contacts
Address: Vienna International Airport, 1300 Schwechat, Austria
General Phone: +43 1 70070
General Email: email@example.com
Official Website: https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers
Drive on: Right
Plug: C, F
Currency: Euro, €
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