Rimini Airport is located 8 km from the city center of Rimini, and 11 km from the new fairground in Rimini Celle. It is also commonly referred to as Federico Fellini Airport, after a famous Italian filmmaker, or Rimini-Miramare Airport, as it is actually located in the area of Miramare. This is an important airport in Italy in terms of business and tourism. Rimini and its surrounding areas are considered to be popular holiday resorts in Europe, and the airport is situated nearby to art and business centers in Emilia Romagna, and the neighboring regions of Marche, Tuscany and Umbria.
Rimini Airport’s official IATA code is RMI, and its ICAO code is LIPR. The airport covers a total area of 330 hectares. It features one of the longest runways in Emilia Romagna, with a length of more than three kilometers. Rimini Airport has a taxiway of 2,440 meters by 22.50 meters, and an aircraft parking area of 60,000 square meters. The airport’s reference points can be noted as Latitudinal: 44° 01’ 15” North, and Longitudinal: 12° 36’ 44” East. Rimini Airport is an international establishment which is open to flights and passengers twenty-four hours a day.
Various airline companies operate to and from Federico Fellini Airport, including Ryanair, Lufthansa, Transvania, Alitalia, Air Dolomiti, Blue Panorama Airlines and Luxair. Air Alps offers seasonal flights to Olbia and Rome-Fiumicino, Air Berlin flies to Cologne, and Air Vallee has flights to Lamezia, Naples, and Cagliari. Ryanair offers seasonal flights to Bristol and East Midlands, as well as others to Liverpool, London-Stansted and Frankfurt-Hahn. Air Dolomiti has flights to Munich and Vienna, while Albanian Airlines flies to Tirana.
Rimini Airport has only a single terminal building, but does offer all the required amenities for arriving and departing passengers. There is a full-service bank on the ground floor, as well as various ATMs for more casual banking transactions. On the ground floor as well, there is a big restaurant offering generous and tasty meals of all kinds. The first floor of the terminal features a first-aid station, travel agencies and self-catering facilities, as well as a shop selling various duty-free items. There are also many other shopping outlets selling goods ranging from souvenirs and newspapers to clothing and accessories.
Similar to all other major Italian Airports, Rimini Airport is well-equipped to handle disabled persons and passengers with reduced mobility. The terminal has elevators to provide easy transport between the building’s different levels, disabled toilet facilities and special car parking areas. Any passenger who requires special assistance from the airport staff should make the necessary arrangements with their airline company when booking their flight. The airline company staff will then inform staff at Rimini Airport of your special requirements, so that there will be someone ready and waiting for your arrival (whether it be by airplane or vehicle for a departure flight). Assistance is offered through all the airport procedures, such as security control measures, check-in processes or boarding of the aircraft for departure flights, and customs formalities and baggage collection for arrival flights. Qualified staff at Rimini Airport will remain with the disabled passenger until he/she is safely on board the aircraft, or until he/she has left the airport.
Rimini-Miramare Airport is handled and controlled by the company of Aeradria S.p.a., which was established in 1962. Some of their duties in relation to the airport include planning, management and development of the commercial activities and services related to passengers, maintenance of systems and infrastructures for airport activities, supply of all services necessary for aircraft handling and passenger assistance and the coordination of third parties within the airport, for example, car rental companies and travel agencies. Safety at the airport is a priority, and Aeradria S.p.a. ensures that all standards of their safety management system are in accordance to the requirements of ENAC.
In December 2002, Rimini Airport was one of fifteen airports in Italy to have qualified to be a Border Inspection Post (BIP). This allows the airport to handle procedures which concern the loading and unloading of animals, as well as foodstuff produced by animals. For these activities, Rimini Airport has a 120 square meter veterinary surgery area and two cold storage areas which reach temperatures of minus twenty degrees Celsius.
There is also an important cargo area located at Rimini Airport, which can handle any kind of commercial aircraft, even the Antonoy 124, and all types of shipments. The Riviera Cargo Resort offers facilities for the acceptance and return of goods, a warehouse specifically for the temporary storage of goods in a sterile area, and a bonded warehouse for imports and exports. The cargo resort strives to achieve standards which will satisfy even the most demanding of airline companies.
More information can be obtained from the Information Desk in the terminal building of Rimini Airport, or online, from their official airport website.
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