Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

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Genoa Airport (Italian: Aeroporto Genova -Sestri " Cristoforo Colombo " ) is an Italian airport in Genoa.

He is the most important airport of Liguria and named after the explorer Christopher Columbus.


Car: The airport is located 7 km west of the city in Sestri Ponente.

Bus: The AMT 100 Volabus runs from Piazza Verdi ( Piazza Principe station ) to the airport (every hour). From Genova Sestri Ponente Aeroporto station the line runs I24 every 40 minutes to the airport.


The beginning of aviation in Genoa is closely associated with the company Ansaldo and Piaggio. During the First World War, the Piaggio Aero Industries today in Sestri Ponente produced under license aircraft parts, in 1923 we began building its own aircraft. It also flying boats were produced. They played in the emerging civilian scheduled service in Italy soon a significant role. In January 1925, the airline SANA originated in Genoa ( Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea ), the major port of the city had approached with its flying boats in 1926 from various destinations in the Mediterranean. From 1929, the British Imperial Airways used the harbor as a stopover on the route between London and Karachi. After the Second World War it was decided in the harbor basin to create an artificial peninsula and there to build a commercial airport for the city. The work began in 1954, the inauguration took place in 1962. The airstrip was initially about 2,300 meters long, others were given simple handling facilities. With the completion of the new terminal in 1986, Genoa also took on the role of an alternate airport for a few located in the northern Italian Po Valley airports, which had to be closed due to fog often.

Features and information for pilots

For noise abatement reasons the RWY 29 is preferred for landings and takeoffs. The space in north, west ( Ligurian Alps) and East ( Apennines ) is surrounded by larger elevations, while is the Ligurian Sea to the south. On the square, north of the landing threshold RWY 11, Sestri -VOR is ( 108.6 MHz). The ILS RWY for 29 ( 109.3 MHz) allows approaches the category CAT I. The instrument approach to RWY 29 starts at the Initial Approach Fix ( IAF) Camogli NDB ( 389 kHz). The NDB is about 15 NM from the landing threshold RWY 29 in extension of the approach line. The standard departure routes ( SID's ) lead first to the south of the sea, to gain height.