Perugia Airport is one of Italy’s smallest airports, and is found in the Umbria region of the peninsula. An interesting fact regarding Umbria is that it is the only region in Italy that has no coastline. It is located approximately 12 km east of the city, and is also well known as San Egidio, or Aeroporto di Perugia-Sant’Egidio in Italian. Its official IATA code is PEG, and its ICAO code is listed as LIRZ. It serves the city of Perugia and its surrounding areas, and even though it is a smaller airport, there are some international flights available, and a few domestic flights to nearer regions. Many passengers only have positive comments to make, mentioning that it has a very homely feel to it, and that its staff members are friendly and helpful.
Motorists can reach Perugia Airport easily from any part of Italy, by using the A14 Adriatic Motorway, as well as other prominent roads such as the A1 del Sole Motorway and the E45. The exit for the airport is signposted as S. Egidio, and from here there are signboards that indicate the direction. Passengers can also travel to the airport by bus or taxi from the city.
The main area served by this small Italian airport is Perugia, which is the capital city of the Umbria region. The area’s population is counted at around 150,000 people, but the entire Umbria region has a total of approximately 800,000 people. The airport and its city is surrounded by the regions of Tuscany, which is found to the west, Emilia Romagna to the north, the Marches to the east and Lazio, which lies to the south. Many of these areas are quite popular with local tourists, offering a variety of historical sites as well as some lovely beach and sea areas. The region of Umbria is also divided into two provinces, namely, Perugia and Terni.
Perugia is not far from some of Italy’s major tourist and capital cities, such as Rome, Pisa and Florence. Rome is approximately 140 km to the south west, while Pisa is to the northwest. Florence is situated about 155 km. A few towns in the immediate vicinity of Perugia include Deruta, Assisi and Todi. The airport is not open twenty-four hours a day like most of Italy’s larger, but from six o’clock in the morning to about ten o’clock in the evening.
The main airline company is Ryanair, one of the world’s most favourite airlines, and also the largest operator of low-cost flights. Ryanair is particularly popular at many of Italy’s airports, especially the smaller ones, and provides well over a thousand flights per day to a variety of destinations. Ryanair operates a fleet of 262 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will soon be placing orders to add another 49 new airplanes to the company. Ryanair offers flights to the destinations of Cagliari, Gerona, London-Stansted, Trapani and Brussels-Charleroi. Belle Air is another popular airline company, with flights to Tirana, while one of the main destinations served is Milan Malpensa, by the airline company of Skybridge AirOps.
Perugia airport consists of a single and cosy air terminal, with a few facilities. Passengers should not expect an abundance of amenities, but will be pleased with the lovely services offered by the staff. The airport is reported to be very friendly, and with a real personal feel to it. It is also said to be very efficient, and a nice change from the larger and more busier of the world. In the terminal building, passengers will find an area for arrivals and an area dedicated to departures, an ATM, currency exchange services, a newsagent and tobacconist, a restaurant and a coffee bar. The eating facilities are also highly complimented. One asphalt runway is used and is referred to as the 01/19. The runway measures just less than 2000 meters, and is suitable for most types of aircraft used today.
The San Egidio Airport dates back to 1861, and similar to most airports in Italy, many improvements have taken place over the years to maintain modern standards. Passenger numbers in Italy are generally on the rise, and many have needed extensive re-development in order to ensure their capabilities to handle the increasing traffic. There is also a program in place for the development and strengthening. Some of the improvements scheduled include a slight terminal extension to the retail and restaurant area, a new taxiway to help with mobility of aircraft, extension of the general aviation apron area, and re-working of the internal roads leading to the airport.
All airports in Italy, including Perugia Airport, are required to be accessible for disabled passengers, and therefore, it has a few adaptations within the terminal for the comfort of reduced mobility passengers. Further information is available online at http://www.airport.umbria.it.
The (IATA) 3 letter code is PEG named by the International Air Transport Association in Quebec, Canada. It is officially known as Sant Egidio. To aid your travel the Geo coordinates are 43.09583, 12.51333 you can enter this into your tom tom or any in car GPS system to help to get directly to the Sant Egidio.
You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered from Perfugia airport with approximate times.