Verona’s Valerio Catullo airport offers direct and connecting flights to many destinations throughout Europe and beyond. From Verona, in fact, the entire world is within reach. Verona offers domestic destinations (such as Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia, Lampedusa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Rome), and numerous destinations throughout Europe (including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bruxelles, Bucharest, Chisinau, Colgone ,Dublin, East Midlands, Edimburg, Frankfurte, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Helsinky, Ibiza, London, Manchester, Munich, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Palma di Maiorca, Pristina, Riga, Santorini, Southampton Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Tirana e Warsaw.).Furthermore intercontinental destinations include direct flights to Boavista, Dubai, Sal Island, L’Avana, La Romana Mombasa , NosyBe, Zanzibar, Cancun.
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The airport hosts some of Europe’s largest airlines (including Aer Lingus, , Air Moldova, Air Prishtina, Alitalia, Blue Panorama, Blu Express, British Airways, Easyjet, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Monarch, Ryanair S7 Airlines Transavia,Vueling, Wizz Air, Eurowings, Nouvelair, Flybe, Norwegian), not to mention Neos, Air Dolomiti and Volotea for which the Verona Airport even serves as a hub for aircraft maintenance purposes.
The Verona Airport enjoys a strategic geographical location in the North East, positioned at the intersection of corridors 1 and 5. It’s situated within one of Europe’s most competitive catchment areas in terms of the number of companies present (more than 1.3 million), thus rendering it an ideal starting point for the Airlines’ operations. It’s also conveniently situated close to two main motorways (the A4 Milan – Venice and the A22 Verona – Brenner), offering significant growth potential for both the inbound and outbound markets. The Verona Airport is less than an hour from 6 Unesco World Heritage sites (the cities of Verona, Vicenza, Mantua and Sabbioneta, the Palladian Villas, the rock carvings of Valcamonica, the monastic complex of Santa Giulia in Brescia, and the Dolomites).
A study commissioned by Catullo SpA showed that the estimated value of production generated by each passenger travelling through the Verona Airport stands between 120-370 Euros, thus resulting annual revenues of nearly 400 million Euros. A traffic increase of 1 million passengers creates between 1,050 and 3,200 jobs. These figures show how airports are a driving force behind the local economy.
Tourism, in fact, is an extremely important segment of the local economy. In 2011, a total of 16.2 million tourists were recorded in Verona and Vicenza, in addition to the more than 29.7 million in the Trentino region. In 2010, the Region of Lombardy recorded over 7.6 million visitors in the province of Brescia alone, with an additional 930 thousand in the province of Mantua.
The airport is equipped with one of the best anti-fog systems worldwide, which allows it to operate even under critical visibility conditions. Thanks to this system, which has been in place since early 2003, the Verona airport is authorized to operate under Category IIIB conditions, or rather with visibility reduced to just 75 metres. The recent expansion of the tarmac’s surface area, from 90,000 to 147,000 square metres, and that of the runway, from 2,704 to 3,067 square metres, has allowed for an increase in the airport’s operational viability.
The available retail space increased significantly with the opening of the new 445 m2 Shopping Mall (on 2 July 2010) and the restructuring of 1,790 m2 of the Departures Terminal (completed in June of 2011). Today there are a total of 40 shops, more than twice the number that were present (16) in the year 2008.
There are 4,800 parking spaces at the airport, 750 of which are covered.
The inauguration of the Arrivals Terminal in May of 2006 was attended by the Deputy Minister for Transport, Cesare De Piccoli, and the Vice-President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia.
The increase in air traffic at the Verona Airport has been gradual and steady, and has been simultaneously accompanied by an increase in reception facilities in order to ensure adequate services for the increased flux of passengers.