Vienna International Airport (VIE)
History, Facts and Overview
The Aspern Airfield was created in 1912 and remained the region's main military airbase for many years. It was not until 1938 that Austria saw the arrival of Vienna Airport, built nearby and within the south-easterly city of Schwechat. It was the year of 1954 when Vienna Airport finally superseded Aspern Airfield in terms of importance and usage, and five years later, the existing runway was extended.
Construction of the terminal building at Vienna Airport commenced shortly afterwards and in 1972, an additional runway was added to meet demand. Further improvements have been made in subsequent years to accommodate charter flights, including the recent addition of the SKYLINK terminal, which is able to cope with large Airbus planes.
Vienna Airport boasts modern facilities, including a total of over 70 shops, including duty-free outlets. Various cafes and restaurants are also available, such as Bar Cafeteria ARS and Cafeteria Europa, should you require refreshments.
Business travellers will find conference and meeting facilities at the onsite Astron Hotel and Convention Centre, while the airport's recently opened VIP Business Centre offers similar services.