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Vienna International Airport VIE
Flughafen Wien - Schwechat
Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), located 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of Vienna, is the busiest and biggest airport in Austria. It is often referred to as Schwechat, the name of the nearby town. The airport is capable of handling wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340. The airport is the hub of Austrian Airlines and its subsidiaries, as well as budget airline Niki.
Originally built as a military airport in 1938, it was taken over by the British in 1945. In 1954, the Betriebsgesellschaft was founded, and the airport replaced Aspern as Vienna's (and Austria's) principal aerodrome. There was just one runway, which in 1959 was expanded to measure 3,000 metres. The erection of the new airport building starting in 1960. In 1972 another runway was built.

The airport received Olympic teams as Austria has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Pope John Paul II also used the airport during his visits to Austria. On December 27, 1985, the El Al ticket counter was attacked by Palestinian terrorists. (See Rome and Vienna Airport Attacks.)

The airport formerly featured a Harrods, but it closed in 2003.
Presently, Vienna International Airport has three terminals. A provisory terminal (1A) was built to offer more space for low-cost carriers. In 2006, the airport started building a new terminal, SKYLINK, which will make the airport more capable of dealing with higher passenger volumes (2006: 16.9 million). This new terminal will also make the airport capable of handling bigger aircraft, such as the Airbus A380.
Hall A ("Pier East"): International Flights
(Transit-Zone; Passport-control at entrance/exit of the hall; Gates with Jetbridges and Busgates)

Hall B: Europe(Schengen)-Flights

Halle C ("Pier West"): Europe(Schengen)-Flights, partial International Flights
(Gates with Jetbridges; Several gates are used for Europe(Schengen) -Flights and also for International Flights; For International Flights: Gates are called Transfergates; Passport-control at the respective gates; Passengers from International- to International Flights are going at arrival at one of the C-Gates, in front of the immigration-passport-control, to the transitzone to ground-floor, where they have access to other International Flights from the C-Gates and a shuttlebus-connection to the international hall A; Passengers arriving at the international hall A with an international connection-flight from one of the C-Gates use also the shuttlebus)
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Vienna International Airport
One of the fastest growing airports in Europe
Located in the heart of Europe
Gateway to the booming markets of CEE
Vienna - popular for tourists and business travellers
State-of-the-art infrastructure
Record Minimum Connecting Time of 25 minutes
Superb turnaround times
First rate service
Convenience & comfort
Hotline: +43-1-7007-22233
Vienna at its best
More than 7 million tourists and 6 million business travellers visit Austria's famous capital every year. It is reowned as an extraordinary tourist destintion with many tourist attractions, offering culture, history, events, nightlife and more.

More and more business travellers are visiting Vienna. One reason for that is that many International Companies decided to have their East European Headquaters in and around Vienna. In addition Vienna is a popular Congress City location.

Historical buildings as well as modern Convention Centers serve as extraordinary congress locations.
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We at Vienna International Airport seek to provide the best possible service to our customers. For this reason, we have designed this shortcut about our infrastructure and services we can offer you. You will find some useful information and the right people to contact for passenger handling, cargo, airline and terminal service, ground handling, line maintenance, security and safety service, fueling service and more.
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