Airport presents itself as a modern regional airport if the "EuRegio
Salzburg", which creates jobs and plays an ever increasing role as
a strong investor in the economy and the tourist industry.
Airport Services was founded in 1993 as an own daughter company
for passenger handling.
This "Traffic Handling", comprises the passenger handling from
the Check-in to boarding and all activities connected to this including
the loading plans for the aircraft.
February 4, 1993, the company has been listed in the commercial register
of the provincial court of Salzburg serving as commercial court as entry
number 33636s under the following name: Salzburg Airport Services GmbH.
The registered offices and management of the company are located in Salzburg,
postal district 5020.
Object of the company:
1. The object of the company is to provide services relating to the handling
of passengers and aircraft at Salzburg Airport with the exception of ramp
2. The company is also authorized to conduct any activities that are necessary
and useful in carrying out these duties.
company's capital stock amounts to Euro 100.000 and was paid up completely
The company's governing bodies are:
a) the executive director
b) the supervisory board
c) the Annual General Meeting
The executive director is Roland Hermann of Salzburg, who is authorized
The sole shareholder is Salzburger Flughafen GmbH.
By virtue of a subcontracting agreement with Salzburger Flughafen GmbH,
the company is responsible for handling traffic at Salzburg Airport for
scheduled and chartered airlines.
On the 16th July 1910 an airplane with engine taxied
on to the new racetrack in Salzburg-Aigen for the very first time.
A short flight ended with the crash of the Bleriot aircraft, but the pilot
Josef Auer was only slightly injured. On 12th May 1912, 15000 Salzburgers
gazed in admiration at the aviator Karl Illner who flew over the parade
grounds in Maxglan, the location of today's airport, on the occasion of
an "air show".
On 16th August 1926, for the first time ever, Lufthansa
flew on the route Munich-Salzburg-Bad Reichenhall. On 22nd August the
Salzburg Airfield was officially opened in Maxglan.
There were now 5 airfields including Salzburg in Austria. The German Lufthansa
were already flying the route Munich-Salzburg-Reichenhall and back. For
the first time advertising was dropped through the skies: the airplane
Tyrol A 25 through fliers down to the ground.
1937 registered a slight increase in the number of aircraft
landings at Salzburg Airfield. In the summer the ÖLAG flew daily
to and from Budapest-Vienna-Salzburg-Munich-Zürich.
The name "Salzburg Airport" was used for the very first time
in its history when the US Army took it over.
The Americans dismantled the Me 262 jets which were not at all or only
slightly damaged and later sent them in parts back to the USA. The Americans
brought twin engine DC3-airplanes in addition to the small single engine
Stinson L5, airplanes for connection flights, and used the 1200 metres
long and 60 metres wide runway, which had been 10/28 concreted by the
Germans in 1944.
Salzburg Airport was the first Austrian airport which managed to become
a part of European scheduled traffic again. It was to Salzburg’s
advantage that the central headquarters of the American occupation authorities
was based there. Through this a good overseas connection was promised
by the passengers.
On 26th May 1951, a Swissair aircraft landed for the
first time to take up the Zurich-Innsbruck-Salzburg route. From this point
in time Salzburg was used increasingly by charter machines and sport aircraft.
In 1954, Salzburg became the cradle for the reconstruction
of Austrian aviation. A year before the recovery of Austrian air sovereignty,
the Americans agreed for Ing. Hubert Pölz to begin the training of
pilots for the future national and civil Austrian aviation. Using Swiss
sports aircrafts with Swiss registrations, Austrian pilots were finally
allowed again to fly powered aircrafts in Austria.
The 19th October 1955 stands for the beginning of a
modern airport. The new managing director Dr. Hans Deutsch took over Salzburg
Airport on 25th October 1955. Hans Meßner was employed as the airport
operations director. In December of the same year the plans for a new
runway under or around the road Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse were released.
The old concrete runway was renovated. This was not a solution however
for the deficiencies of the runway.
The presentation flight, which Lufthansa organised with an Airbus A300
on March 25th 1976, turned out to be a significant source
of income for the airport just 10 years later. The use of a jumbos, especially
for charter flights.
the English British Airways announced they were taking up the route Salzburg
London Gatwick again in 2000 the schedule world at Salzburg Airport which
had been seriously wounded by the stopping of Lauda flights, seemed to
be in order again.
Yet just 12 months later there was another change of management at British
Airways. Salzburg also fell victim to the cut backs. At the same time
Ryanair knocked on the Airport management’s door. Within the shortest
possible time a package was agreed upon between Ryanair, the provincial
tourist board and the airport and by the beginning of April 2001
Salzburg Airport became the first destination for Ryanair in Austria.
This move was also the first time an Austrian airport had dared to venture
in the business field of the so-called Low Cost Airlines. Almost 100,000
passengers were registered in 2001 and after the 2nd
daily flight was introduced in 2002 the figure rose to
more than 200,000 passengers. This figure far exceeded the expectations
of the tourist manager for the Salzburg region.
The local economy is being significantly strengthened through incoming
tourism. It has also been possible to develop a source of traffic from
East Europe in addition to the main areas of Great Britain and Scandinavia.
Russia and Poland are both hopeful markets and are making a positive development
in their contribution to the whole traffic movement at Salzburg Airport.
It can be assumed that the constant integration process in the EU will
lead to a flourishing ski tourist industry. As Salzburg Airport was the
only Austrian airport, which managed to show an increase in passengers
in 2001 the airport management have been able to report
another increase of 4% for 2002. For the first time the
record of 1.3 million passengers has been broken. An increase of 3% has
already been forcast for 2003.
Salzburger Flughafen GmbH
Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95
5020 Salzburg - Austria
Telefon: +43 (0) 662 8580-0
Telefax: +43 (0) 662 8580-110
E-mail: info at salzburg-airport at
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