Vienna Airport

Vienna International Airport

About our airport...

The development into Flughafen Wien AG
Vienna International Airport began operations in 1938 initially as a military airbase. It took over the role of Vienna’s civil airport from the airport in Aspern after the Second World War. In the autumn of 1945, the facility would be taken over as agreed by the British occupation forces, which set up the Schwechat Royal Air Force Station (RAF Schwechat) on the site. British European Airways began operating a scheduled service to Vienna in 1946. 1954 saw the Wiener Flughafenbetriebsgesellschaft (Vienna airport operations company) take over the administration and ground handling services at Vienna International Airport. The new terminal building was opened in 1960. By 1973, Vienna International Airport had already passed the two-million passenger mark, and plans for a second runway were started. This came into operation in 1977. The foundation stone for Pier East was laid in 1986, and the opening ceremony was held in 1988. The expansion of Vienna International Airport continued in the years from 1990 to 1996 with the construction of Car Park 3, the Air Cargo Centre and Pier West. Other important phases in the work included the construction of Office Park 1 and Office Park 2, the erection of Car Park 4 and the expansion of the terminal building by Terminal 3. The funds to finance the capital expenditure for the airport expansion have to date been generated entirely by the company and will continue to be raised in this way in the future: no tax revenues have been used and no subsidies have been granted.

The Wiener Flughafenbetriebsgesellschaft was converted into Flughafen Wien AG in 1992 and subsequently part-privatised. The shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange ever since. FWAG is one of the few listed airports in Europe where the majority of shares are in private hands. The major shareholders currently include Airports Group Europe S.à r.l, a company of the fund manager IFM Investors, which holds 39.8%, followed by the City of Vienna (through Wien Holding GmbH) and the Federal State of Lower Austria (through NÖ Landes-Beteiligungsholding GmbH), each holding 20.0%, and the Flughafen Wien Mitarbeiterstiftung (Vienna Airport employee fund), which holds 10.0%. The remaining 10.2% of the shares are in free float. The City of Vienna and the Federal State of Lower Austria have syndicated their shares.

Tasks of Flughafen Wien AG
As the concession holder (the concession is for an unlimited period), developer, builder, landowner and general operator, Flughafen Wien AG is responsible with its subsidiaries for the airport operations and is developing the non-aviation area into “Airport City”. Virtually the entire value added process at the site – from the further development and maintenance of the infrastructure, the ground handling and passenger handling services, the security services, through the many activities involving retail, gastronomy and parking management up to real estate marketing – is covered by the Flughafen Wien Group. The business operations are divided into five segments: Airport, Handling & Security Services, Retail & Properties. Malta and Other Segments. The location of Vienna Airport

Vienna International Airport occupies a total area extending over approximately 10 km2. It is located around 20 kilometres from Vienna‘s city centre and lies entirely in the Federal State of Lower Austria; it can be reached quickly and easily by motorway and train as well as by local transport connections such as the bus, the rapid transit train and the City Airport Train.

Expanded catchment area since the fall of the Iron Curtain
Benefiting from its geographical location, Vienna-International Airport sees itself as an important hub for destinations in Central and Eastern Europe as well in the Near and Middle East. An extensive offer comprising 195 destinations in 74 countries in 2017 as well as high-quality service as a result of short transfer times, outstanding baggage-handling reliability and an on-time rate that has remained one of the best in Europe for many years, mark Vienna-International Airport out as a 4-star airport. The catchment area extends to parts of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia, in addition to Austria, within two hours’ drive of the airport. Around 11.8 million people live in this two-hour radius, while the airport can even be reached by 23.4 citizens within three hours.

Player Profile - Thomas MOERTINGER

1Playing position?
Defender & Captain
2Occupation at the airport?
Operations Electro Technician
3How many EAFC tournament have you attended?
I have played in 8 tournaments so far. I'm especially looking forward to my 9th tournament in Dublin in a few weeks.
4What are your hobbies?
When I'm not working I like to play football, tennis and most importantly, spend time with my 2 kids.
5Who will win the 2018 World Cup?

"Willkommen in Dublin"