Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

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Olbia Airport ( Italian: Aeroporto di Olbia -Costa Smeralda ) is about three kilometers south of the port city of Olbia in Sardinia, Italy. He is one of three international airports of the island, serving in particular the exclusive tourist area of ​​Costa Smeralda. Meridiana Fly (formerly Alisarda, then Meridiana ) has its seat there

Airlines and destinations

The residents here Meridiana Fly connects the island to Rome and other destinations on the Italian mainland.

During the summer months, numerous charter flights from and performed all over Europe. In the German -speaking area are being Berlin- Tegel ( with Air Berlin and Meridiana Fly), Berlin -Schönefeld ( easyJet ), Dusseldorf ( with Air Berlin and Euro Wings, soon German Wings ), Frankfurt ( Lufthansa CityLine ) Hamburg ( Meridiana Fly ), Munich ( with Air Berlin and Lufthansa CityLine ) and Vienna ( Austrian Airlines and FlyNiki ) served.


By car, the airport on the SS 125 national road from Olbia is achievable. The city bus line 2 of the ASPO connects the airport every ten to twenty minutes to the city center and the main railway station in Olbia. There are also various overland routes, for example to Cagliari, Santa Teresa Gallura, San Teodoro, Siniscola and the Costa Smeralda. Some are only offered to season and re-tendered every year, that is, the operator of the line connections to change.

Airport facilities

  • Information desk Ciaosardinia
  • Sassari University: Department of Business Administration and Tourism. The area covers about 1000 square meters. The main auditorium for training and conferences has 250 seats.
  • Confindustria ( employers' organization ), branch Gallura
  • Meeting & Business Center by Geasar and PLC: 3 meeting rooms and an office with internet and all necessary service offers.

In the western part of the airport grounds, a relatively large general aviation terminal with a separate apron for general aviation.


As in the regional capital, Cagliari began the civil aviation in Olbia (then called Terra Nova ) with flying boats that could land on water in the roadstead of the port city. For this purpose, appropriate landing and handling facilities were built ( 40.9269548333339.5079798333333 ⊙ ) at the port. In addition, an airfield for conventional land plane ( ⊙ 40.9285988333339.4989038333333 ) was born. Liner services between the mainland and Sardinia were recorded on the track Ostia Olbia- Cagliari on 21 April 1928 by the Società Aerea Mediterranea. 1929 began, from Rome directly to Cagliari and continue to fly to Tunis, which meant a setback for Olbia. During the Second World War was operated Olbia in the civil service between the mainland and Sardinia. Even before the war was in the south of the city, about five kilometers southwest of the airport today, the military airport of Olbia- Venafiorita (also called " Vena Fiorita "; ⊙ 40.8672222222229.4963888888889 ). The late 1940s, where he became the short-lived Sardinian airline Airone with aircraft type Fiat G.12 back scheduled flights on. In 1963, the airline Alisarda, today Meridiana Fly, on the airfield Venafiorita resumed flight operations in the following year Karim Aga Khan IV. In the years that you asphalitierte there the short take-off and landing runway, at the same time began at the initiative of the Ismaili prince of the construction of today's Costa Smeralda Airport, which had for its great tourist project of fundamental importance. Moving from Venafiorita to the new airport was in 1974. Founded in 1985 Private Operating Agency Geasar took over the airport in 1989., The terminal of the airport Costa Smeralda was renewed from 2000 to 2004.

Reactivation of the airfield Venafiorita for General Aviation has been repeatedly taken into account, since this air traffic had increased dramatically because of the quite exclusive tourism in the region. Very controversial is the planned construction of a compression system for the gas pipeline Algeria - Sardinia - Italy on the largely disused apron of the airfield. In Venafiorita helicopter Carabinieri are currently stationed.