Olbia Airport is one of Sardinia’s three main international airports, and is located approximately four kilometres from the town of Olbia. The air gatesay’s second name is Costa Smeralda, as it is situated in northeast Sardinia. This is the perfect arrival point for many local and international holiday makers, as the island of Sardinia is famous for its sandy white beaches, and water-related sports and activities. Those who reside in Olbia, with hot and dry summers and very mild winters, enjoy a warm temperate marine climate. Olbia Airport can be considered as a seasonal destination, as its busiest time is during the months of June to September.
The airport has the official code of OLB, and its ICAO code is listed as LIEO. The address is Geasar SpA, Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda, 07026, Olbia (SS), Italy. The airport is connected to the town of Olbia via the SS125 motorway, which provides easy access by motor vehicles.
On the island of Sardinia, the other two main airports are Cagliari and Alghero, of which Cagliari is the largest. The low-cost airline giant of Ryanair mainly serves Alghero, but Olbia Airport’s primary airline carrier is Meridiana Fly. This airline company offers the majority of destinations, of which mainly include other Italian cities. Some of Meridiana Fly’s destinations include Bari, Bologna, Cagliari and Rome-Fiumicino, Milan-Linate, Venice-Marco Polo, Verona, Turin and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Easyjet is another popular airline carrier and is also a low-cost airline company. Their destinations include Bristol, London-Gatwick, Lyon and Milan-Malpensa. Air Italy offers flights to Catania, Genoa and Milan-Orio al Serio, while many others offer mainly seasonal flights during the more popular summer months, such as Air Berlin, Air One, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Recorded passenger numbers have been on the increase for all three airports on the island of Sardinia. Olbia currently handles over a million and a half passengers per year. The airport consists of a single runway and air terminal, and the terminal building was completely renovated in 2004. It is now modern and well equipped with all the facilities required by its passengers. The airport is exceptionally busy during the month of August, as during this time, passenger figures are around seven times higher than in January and February. The passenger traffic at Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia Airports is only expected to increase over the next coming years. Alghero’s air terminal was also expanded to handle the foreseen increase in passenger numbers.
The GEASAR S.p.A management company is in control of all operations at Olbia, and currently has a forty-year concession for maintaining the development. The company received this concession in 2004, but Geasar SpA has been the management company for the airport since 1989. The continuous goals of the company are to offer airlines and passengers high quality service, to promote the growth and passenger traffic throughout the year, and to maintain and nurture tourist, economic and social development in Sardinia. Olbia Airport should also be maintained as a functional and safe establishment with adequate security procedures in place.
The private aviation services of Eccelsa Aviation are also present at the airport. This company operates a private aviation terminal at the airport; open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The terminal is about 1,600 square meters in size, and contains a number of executive facilities, including a large passenger waiting area of five elegant lounges, a comfortable VIP lounge, a shopping area and a relaxation area for aircraft pilots. This private aviation facility is also one of the largest in Europe. Their concierge service is available to assist tourists, and offers a personalized approach to every aspect of their holiday, from hotel accommodation to the hiring of luxury cars and yachts.
Within the terminal building at Olbia Airport, there is the University of Sassari, offering Degree courses in Economics and Tourism. The university site can be found on the first floor of the air terminal. There is also a very professional meeting and business center at the airport, known in abbreviation as the MBC. It is a functional, modern and dynamic area well equipped for the needs of all public and private organizations, and provides air-conditioned meeting rooms of various sizes. Some of the equipment available for use is a video projector, laptops for presentations, overhead projectors, flipcharts and audio systems. Customers who need extra assistance can use the secretarial services available, which can help arrange hotel reservations, transport, and catering services and provide basic business services, such as photocopying and faxing. The MBC is located on the first floor of the terminal, and is open from 09:00 to 13:00, and from 14:00 to 18:00.
Further facilities at the airport include a wide range of shopping outlets and restaurants, the Banco di Sardegna, a secure baggage system where luggage can be protectively wrapped in plastic and a tourist information center. The airport is also fully accessible to disabled passengers, with ramps and lifts for easy maneuver to higher levels. There are reserved parking spaces and adapted toilet facilities. Further assistance can be arranged from the passenger’s airline company
The IATA 3 Letter code is OLB. The name is otherwise known as is Costa Smeralda. The GPS locationis – 40.89861, 9.51750 which you can enter into your Smartphone/I phone to enable you to find your way.
You can see below selection of flight time’s destinations and which Airlines fly from Olbia airport.