Wien Schwechat (LOWW)
File:Http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1149118/L/The airport of the Austrian capital Vienna is located south-east of the city and is connected by a train (called CAT – City Airport Train) as well as a motorway to the viennese city center. The airport is famous as a east-west junction with over 15.9 Million passengers a year. The profitable Eastern Europe routes are provided by the homecarrier Austrian.
In the year 2005 the “Flughafen Wien AG” started to build the so called SKYLINK, an additional terminal in the eastern part of the airport which offers space for 91 check-in counters as well as 51 additional gates (5 of them are A380-approved). In the year 2006 the new air traffic control tower was opened. With it’s height of 109 meters, it’s the tallest control tower in Europe. It can be seen from far away, so it got a landmark for the airport.
Terminal 1 offers space for the carriers of Star Alliance, Aeroflot and Emirates. Terminal 1A is located right opposite of Terminal 1 and is a temporarily building to bridge the capacity constraint until the new SKYLINK Terminal will be finished in 2008. In this Terminal there are mainly located no-frill airlines, such as NIKI, Air Berlin, Germanwings and so on.
The airport offers 2 asphalt runways with orientations 11/29 (3.500 meters) and 16/34 (3.600 meters). All of them are equipped with a ILS system, 2 of them offer CAT IIIb.