W. A. Mozart Airport
|IATA: SZG – ICAO: LOWS|
|Operator||Salzburger Flughafen GmbH|
|Hub for||Austrian Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||430 m / 1,411 ft|
Salzburg W.A. Mozart (LOWS)
Welcome to Salzburg. Salzburg – W.A. Mozart has become Austria´s second largest airport since the days when there was only a grass runway and some wooden barracks around 1926; the airport is named after the famous composer. The airport, located in the Maxglan district is nowadays not only a great destination for low-cost carriers, but also a destination for some well known companies from all over the world. Salzburg is having its peak time during the winter-charter season.
The technical equipment of the airport is state of the art and the arrival as well as the departure procedures can be quite challenging for some pilots. Salzburg has a CAT I ILS DME approach procedure. Because of its unique proximity to Mount Untersberg, runway 33 offers the possibility for a circling approach.
With the beginning of the year 2000, besides many other GA companies, Red Bull bought the eastern part of the airfield and built two huge hangars - made entirely of glass – for its own airplanes. These hangars are better known today as hangars 7+8 – the aircrafts and the hangar parked there are not only a visitor attraction but they’re also the home of Red Bulls air race group showing jets, choppers and long gone oldtimers.