Pescara Live Flight Arrivals
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A small variety of airline companies serve Pescara Airport, and mainly fly in from other Italian cities. Ryanair, the low-cost giant, has been the single most significant cause in the rise in passenger traffic figures over the past few years at Pescara Airport. With the introduction of their low-cost services in the year 2000, many Italian airports experienced a huge boost in traffic. By the end of 2010, Pescara Airport had served around 461,000 passengers, which was the highest number yet to be recorded at the airport. On the 14th of February 2011, Ryanair and Pescara Airport celebrated their ninth anniversary for the flight between Abruzzo and Frankfurt-Hahn, which had worked out to be extremely successful. Ryanair flights that also arrive at Pescara Airport include those from Beauvais, Bergamo, Cagliari, London-Stansted, Girona and Trapani. Other airline companies found at this airport include Alitalia, Belle Air and Air Transat.
Passengers arriving at Pescara Airport will find a single terminal building, which is modern and with a good layout. Arrivals are handled from one side of the airport, while all departure flights are available from another. In the arrivals hall, there are the customs offices, baggage reclaim carousels, car rental counters, automated parking and bus ticket machines and the APTR Tourism Information Desk. Car rental services are available from many world renowned car hire companies, such as Hertz, Avis, Sixt, National, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Alamo. Vehicles can be hired directly from the rental counters, or in advance, from the selected car hire company’s website.
In order to rent a car in Italy, an individual is required to be at least 21 years of age, and to have a valid drivers license. The primary renters should also have a major credit card in their name as well. Although rented cars are not often recommended for driving in the centres of larger cities in Italy, they are by far the most convenient and comfortable means of transport when travelling between towns and cities. Nearby Pescara, lie the areas of Chieti, Manoppello, Ortona, San Benedetto, Pineto, Penne and Atri, while further away the major cities of Rome and Bologna can be found. Bologna is a lovely drive up the coast of the Adriatic Sea, passing through areas such as Ancona, Pesaro, Riccione, Rimini and Ravenna.
Other forms of transport are available should you not wish to travel in your own vehicle. Taxis are available outside Pescara Airport’s arrival area, as well as the Bus No.38, which travels to the city centre of Pescara, to the main Pescara Centrale Railway Station. From the railway station, which is where the main bus station is as well, long-distance coaches travel to Rome, stopping along the way at places such as Avezzano, Torre De Passeri and Chieti. Prontobus is also available, travelling to various locations in Rome as well. Buses also travel to Teramo, Naples, Salermo and Aquila from Pescara. Although there is no train station at the airport, Pescara Centrale Railway Station is one of the largest in Europe, handling millions of passengers per year. The trains of Trenitalia travel to all areas in Italy, and to destinations in other European countries. There are also another two railway stations in Pescara, namely, Pescara Porta Nuova and Pescara San Marco.
Further amenities at Pescara Airport include two conference rooms, one of which seats up to 180 people, while the other seats up to 64 people. They both come equipped with microphones, amplifiers, video projection systems, VHS, CD, DVD system and internet ADSL connections. The full service Banca Caripe is available for all financial transactions, and there are also currency exchange services and cash points available. Passengers who have a vehicle parked at the airport will need to pay their parking fees before leaving Pescara Airport. This can be done at the automatic machines nearby the exit of the arrivals area, in cash or credit, or at the cash windows at the exit to the car park. It is recommended to pay at the machines to avoid queues of cars waiting to leave the parking area.
Online information about attractions in the Abruzzo region, and those nearby Pescara Airport, can be found at www.abruzzoturismo.it, while further information about Pescara Airport arrivals can be found on Pescara Airport’s official website, at www.abruzzoairport.com.
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