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Pisa Airport

Galileo Galilei Airport
Aeroporto Galileo Galilei
Pisa-San Giusto Airport
Aeroporto di Pisa-San Giusto
Galileo Galilei Airport

Pisa Airport
Location of airport in Italy
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeronautica Militare Italiana / Società Aeroporto Toscano S.p.A.
Serves Pisa, Italy
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.3925°E / 43.68389; 10.3925Coordinates: 43°41′02″N 010°23′33″E / 43.68389°N 10.3925°E / 43.68389; 10.3925
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 2,993 9,820 Asphalt
04L/22R 2,792 9,160 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Galileo Galilei Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Galileo Galilei) (IATA: PSA, ICAO: LIRP) is an airport located in Pisa, Italy. It is one of the two main airports in Tuscany, together with Peretola Airport in Florence. It is named after Galileo Galilei, the famous scientist and native of Pisa. It is also known as Pisa-San Giusto Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Pisa-San Giusto) for its location in the San Giusto district, 1 km (0.6 mi) from the Pisa city centre. The airport was first developed for the military in the 1930 and 1940s.

Galileo Galilei Airport

Galileo Galilei Airport
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Galileo Galilei Airport

Galileo Galilei Airport
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Galileo Galilei Airport

Galileo Galilei Airport
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The airport is 2 km (1.2 mi) from central railway station, and has a railway station of its own. Connections with Pisa are available by train and bus; bus and train connections to and from Santa Maria Novella railway station in Florence are also available.

Besides civilian operations, the airport is also used extensively by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) and is a base for, amongst others, the C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartan transport aircraft. The airport is home to 46ª Brigata Aerea Silvio Angelucci (46th Air Brigade). During World War II the airport was used as a base for the 15th Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces.

Airport growth

In 2006 and 2007 the airport was the fastest growing among Italy’s top 15 airports with passenger numbers up 30% in 2006 and 24% in 2007. It is now Italy’s 11th busiest airport handling 3,963,717 in 2008 and about 4,018,000 passengers in 2009 with a growth of 1,4 %.


The airport resides at an elevation of 6 feet (2 m) above mean sea level. It has 2 asphalt paved runways: 04R/22L measuring 2,993 by 45 metres (9,820 × 148 ft) and 04L/22R measuring 2,792 by 43 metres (9,160 × 141 ft).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Cologne/Bonn [seasonal]
Air France operated by Régional Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Albanian Airlines Tirana
Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino
Belle Air Tirana
British Airways London-Gatwick [seasonal], London-Heathrow
Delta Air Lines New York-JFK [seasonal]
easyJet Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lyon, Paris-Orly
Elbafly Elba
FlyOristano Oristano
Iberia operated by Air Nostrum Madrid
Jet2.com Belfast-International, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti Munich
Meridiana Fly Sharm el-Sheikh
Neos Mahon
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Ryanair Alghero, Alicante, Bari, Billund, Bournemouth [ends 30 October], Bratislava, Brindisi, Brussels South-Charleroi, Cagliari, Constanţa, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Fez, Fuerteventura, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Gothenburg-City, Hahn, Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Krakòw, Leeds/Bradford, Lille, London-Stansted, Lübeck, Maastricht/Aachen [seasonal], Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marrakech, Memmingen, Oslo-Torp, Palermo, Paris-Beauvais, Porto, Reus, Santander, Seville, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tenerife-South [begins 3 November], Trapani, Valencia, Weeze, Zadar [seasonal]
Thomson Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester [both seasonal]
Transavia.com Amsterdam
Transavia.com Denmark Copenhagen [ends 9 October]
Vueling Airlines Barcelona
Wind Jet Catania, Moscow-Domodedovo, Palermo, St Petersburg
Wizz Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca

Accidents and incidents

On 23 November 2009, Italian Air Force Lockheed KC-130J Hercules MM62176 crashed just after take-off. All five crew were killed.

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General Info
Country Italy
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 43.683917
43° 41' 02.10" N
Longitude 10.392750
010° 23' 33.90" E
Elevation 6 feet
2 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Alternate Name S GIUSTO
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 119.1
Opr 0700-1200Z++, 1300-1900Z++ Mon-Sat.
APP 122.1
(124.275 emerg use only)
Communications Remarks  
APP Opr 0001-0700Z++,1200-2400Z++ Mon; 0001-1200Z++, 1900-2400Z++ Tue, Fri; 0700-1200Z++,1300-2400Z++ Wed, 0001-1900Z++ Thu; H24 Sat, Hol.

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04R/22L 9820 x 148 feet
2993 x 45 meters
04L/22R 9160 x 141 feet
2792 x 43 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN PIN PISA 020X - 2.8 NM 217.3
VOR-DME PIS PISA 058X 112.1 At Field -
NDB PIS PISA - 379 7.0 NM 035.2

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Oil O-117, 1100, Reciprocating Engine Oil (MIL L 6082)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)

O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)

O-147, MIL L 6085A Lubrication Oil, Instrument Synthetic

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
Other Fluids LHOX, Low and high pressure oxygen servicing
AC:115/208v,400 cycle, 3 phase, 37.5kva,0.8pf, 108 amp, 4 wire, DC: 28v, 500 amp, 14kw

CAUTION Bird act. Hvy copter tfc in area. Pilots ldg Rwy-22L are advs not to mistake a portion of Pisa-Florence hwy mrk by hi ints yellow lgt 2.6 NM btn R-065 and R-080of PIS as rwy. Three lit twr 1300-1600' aft thld Rwy22, 1230-1535' rt RCL, 105'MSL.
FLUID LHOX and LOX avbl Mon-Fri with 24 hr PN, Sat and hol with 72 hr PN by Base OPS.
FUEL A-1 (Eni S.p.A. avbl 0500-2030Z++, OT 2 hr PN before end of work hr, $120 ea occurence, C+39 50 45172). (NC-100LL, J8).
JASU 1(A-1A) 1(MC-1A) 1(MD-3)
LGT PAPI Rwy 04R MEHT 62', 22L MEHT 68'.
NS ABTMT Wi safety limits, thrust reversers must be minimized at ev ldg. Fr 2200-0500Z++acft must use entire rwy len. APU not auth til 60 min before ETD or 20 min aftATA.
OIL O-117-128-133-147-156
RSTD 48 hr PN for ldg for NATO acft with PPR fr Base OPS C039-050-928-243/244/212 btn0600-1400Z++. Rpt PPR Nr in FPL. All US mil acft info by msg to OLI-DET 5-625Pisa AB. PPR 24 hr PN to ITAF Base OPS via AFTN address LIRPYOYX (incl acft type, msn no, call sign, arr fr, ETA, ETD, destn, rqr svc (fuel RON, trans, etc).
TRAN ALERT No US mil PAX trml svc avbl.

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