Brno-Tuřany Airport (IATA: BRQ, ICAO: LKTB) is an airport near Brno, Czech Republic. 506 174 passengers passed through the Brno-Tuřany passenger terminal in 2008, an increase of 22% on the previous year.
The airport was built during the 1950s as a replacement for the old Brno airport located in Slatina (north east of Tuřany airport). During the 1980s, the airport was handed over for use by the Czechoslovak air force, and civil operations were reduced to a minimum. After the fall of communism in 1989, the airport returned to civil use, and was operated by the state owned "Czech Airport Authority".
At present, the South-Moravian local government owns the airport, and it is operated by a private company, Brno Airport Ltd. Most of the flights from the airport consist of charters. The only scheduled routes are with the following airlies: CSA Czech Airlines, which operates with four times a day trips to Prague; Ryanair, which flies one daily round trip to London Stansted; and Atlant-Soyuz in a code share with Czech low-fare airline Smart Wings, which flies twice a week Moscow. There is also busy charter connection between Brno and holiday destinations in Greece, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Spain, or Egypt.
The terminal consists of two concourses. New departure hall opened in 2006 is able to handle 1 000 passengers per hour. It's designed by architect Petr Parolek and is considered as one of the most significant projects of Czech contemporaneous architecture. Airport Brno is also often used by cargo airlines like TNT, Volga-Dnepr, or Antonov Design Bureau and handled 6 273 tons of freight in 2008. Plans for building new cargo terminal and industry zone will be realize in near future.
Getting to the aerodrome by car is very simple, as the aerodrome is located still within the town territory, next to the D1 Brno-Olomouc motorway. Driving in the direction from Prague, at 201 km (125 miles) there is a motorway exit marked "Slatina" and the off-turn to the aerodrome is distinctly marked. The aerodrome is 2 km (1.25 miles) from the motorway exit.
You can easily get to Brno Airport from the city centre using the direct bus line No. 76 which departs from the Brno Main train station from 04:30 AM to 11:00 PM every half hour. After arrival, and before departure of the Ryanair plane to London, the bus goes every 20 minutes.
From the Brno Main train station the line 76 goes through the Main Bus Station (it stops near the tram terminus) and continues directly to the final stop at Brno Airport. New bus line 89 connects Brno Airport with city centre and northwest suburb also during the night.
The travel time from the centre to the airport is exactly 20 minutes. For one journey you need a 2-zone ticket valid for 40 minutes. These cost 22 CZK for adults, 11 CZK for children younger than 6 years or 80 CZK for 24 hour ticket.
From Brno you can travel by regular connections directly to the 3 capitals - Vienna (Austria), Prague (Czech Republic and Bohemia) and Bratislava (Slovakia). The journeys to Vienna and Bratislava take 1.5 hours by train, to Prague 2.5 hours by bus. There are also many connections to Olomouc (1.5 hours), Ostrava and Northern Moravia (2 hours) and Eastern Moravia (1.5 hours).
Airlines and destinations
Charter flights - Summer 2010