Trieste Airport serves a catchment area of around five million inhabitants in the region of Venezia Giulia, in north-eastern Italy. It is considered to be an important international gateway to this area, even though it is smaller than many other Italian airports, with just over a million passengers per year. Many refer to the airport as Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, due to its location in this town, or Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. It is also situated approximately 21 miles, or 33 km from the city center of Trieste, which is the capital city of Venezia Giulia, and also the largest city in the province. Other areas nearby Trieste Airport include Begliano, Cassegliano, and the borders of Croatia and Slovenia.
Trieste Airport (TRS) has a few airline companies which offer scheduled flights to various destinations. Alitalia is one of the main airlines, serving destinations such as Genoa, Milan-Linate, Naples and Rome-Fiumicino, while Ryanair, a popular low-cost airline carrier, offers flights to Birmingham, Brussels South-Charleroi, Cagliari, London-Stansted, Trapani, Valencia and Weeze. Belle Air flies to Tirana, and Jet Airways has flights to Belgrade. Lufthansa Regional, operated by Air Dolomiti, travels to Munich.
Passengers departing from Trieste Airport have various transport options when traveling to the airport. Motorists driving their own vehicle can park in one of the three parking lots at the airport, for short-stay, medium-stay and long-stay parking periods. Alternatively, the coach service No. 51 travels between the Central Bus Station and the airport at frequent times during the weekdays, as well as on weekends, although slightly less frequently on Sundays. Buses also travel to the airport from Monfalcone Railway Station, Udine, Gorizia and Grado. There is no train station at Trieste Airport, therefore passengers arriving at either the Monfalcone Railway Station or the Central Railway Station in Trieste will need to use the bus services to reach the airport. The Trieste Central Railway Station is located right next to the Central Bus Station. Taxis will also provide you with quick and convenient transport to the airport from any destination.
Trieste Airport consists of one large terminal building with a capacity to handle two million passengers per year, therefore it is more than comfortable to handle its current million or so passengers. There are banking services at the airport, as well as ATMs for all money related affairs, an automated post office with ATM before the security check point and wireless internet connections. This is a pay-per-use service offered by Linkem. The IATA ticket office is open from 05:35 to 19:00, every day of the week, and issues tickets to most of the worldwide destinations served by the airline companies.
There are a couple of bars and restaurants at the airport. The main bar is found on the viewing terrace of the top floor of the terminal, on the landside of the terminal, while another one is available for passengers only after the security checkpoint. The lovely Skyview self-service restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty meals for lunch and dinner, and is nearby the bar on the upper floor of the terminal. The restaurant is open from 11:00 to 15:00, and from 18:00 to 21:00. For a quicker snack, various vending machines are available throughout the terminal. There is a duty-free shop located on the airside of the terminal, called the ‘FreeFly Shop’, and it sells a wide variety of items, including perfumes, souvenirs, toys and other typical Italian products, for example, wines and food specialties. Newspapers, magazines, books, souvenirs and other items can be purchased from the shop in the departures area, but located before the security checkpoints. Passengers carrying liquids in their hand luggage are subject to certain security rules surrounding these items. The various liquids may not be more than 100ml each, and there should not be more than a total of one liter of liquids in your hand luggage. The items must also be separately presented to the security officers in a re-sealable and transparent plastic bag. Automatic dispensers at the airport provide these plastic bags for one Euro per piece. They can be found in the departures hall.
There is a VIP Lounge at Trieste Airport, as well as a conference center and other smaller meeting rooms available. Tickets can be purchased for the VIP Lounge at the ticket office, otherwise, the lounge is solely used by FVG Club members and members from a few other programs, such as the Airport Angel program.
Disabled passengers have full access to Trieste Airport, and may also request additional assistance from their airline company. Requests should be made at the time of flight booking, or at least 48 hours prior to your departure flight. Airport and airline staff will then be expecting your arrival at the airport, and will be ready to assist you with all the airport procedures until you board the aircraft. Equipment is also available for help with boarding the plane. Facilities at Trieste Airport include the Sala Amica, which is a dedicated PRM meeting and waiting room, dedicated car parking spaces, PRM meeting points, assistance calling stations in the car parks and at the terminal entrance, and disabled toilets. Visually impaired individuals can use the Braille keyboards on the lifts.
Departing passengers at Trieste Airport should check-in up to 30 minutes before a domestic flight, and up to 40 minutes for an international flight. Your airline operator can provide you with specific details on the times for checking-in. Online check-in services are available for those passengers flying with Alitalia/Air One and Ryanair.
Trieste Airport offers more information for their departing passengers at the information desk located with the terminal building.
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