Turin Airport (TRN/LIMF)

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Thanks to a boost by its hosting of the 2006 Winter Olympics, Turin has become a major tourist destination and is a key gateway to popular ski resorts in the Italian and French Alps. Turin was Italy's fastest-growing airport during the first five months in 2010, boosted by new routes from Alitalia and Ryanair. Turin is also home to Juventus Football Club, who are due to open their new stadium in 2012. (Images courtesy of Regione Piemonte)

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Turin is not just a meeting place connecting France and Switzerland, but an important tourism, commercial and industrial centre in north-west Italy. Well-represented in the automotive, IT and telecommunications, and scientific research sectors, Turin is the headquarters of FIAT, Italy’s coffee giant Lavazza, Stet-Telecom Italia and the Centre for Research and Technological Innovation. (Image courtesy of La Venaria Reale.)

Other major reasons to serve this airport

Piedmont is located in the heart of north-west Italy in a strategic position between northern Europe and the basin of the Mediterranean. Turin, capital of Piedmont, has an illustrious history, great traditions and an extraordinary geographical setting, just an hour from the mountains and one hour from the sea.

Turin, Olympic city, the first capital of Italy in 1861 and a new tourist, cultural and gastronomic venue, offers a perfect blend of history, art and taste.

Turin, renowned traditionally for its automotive industry, has now diversified its economic and urban structure, combining tradition with innovation.

In addition to its importance as a leading logistic and manufacturing hub, the area is also home to major multinationals and centres of excellence in design, automotive engineering, airspace and robotics, ICT, biotechnologies, intelligent mobility and renewable sources of energy.

  • One of the most renowned European capitals of contemporary art, home of the National Cinema Museum and of the Egyptian Museum, considered second only to that of Cairo;
  • The Reggia di Venaria Reale and another 13 Royal residences of the Savoy family, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites;
  • The Olympic mountains and thirty of the highest peaks in Europe;
  • The hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, a favourite place of Ernest Hemingway and UNESCO World Heritage candidate;
  • The rarefied, Mitteleuropean atmospheres of Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta;
  • The Museum of the Holy Shroud and the seven Holy Mounts The nine most ancient vines of the continent;
  • White truffles, fiercely contended by bidders from all over the world;
  • The highest concentration in Italy of Michelin-starred chefs;
  • Major events:
    • The Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre
    • The International Truffle Fair of Alba
    • The International Book Fair and many others
    • Hospitality, accommodation facilities, infrastructures and top organisation of events and conferences

Turin airport assists airlines looking to add new leisure and business routes.

Marketing and other support

  • Turin Airport is ready to support the Carriers for the start up of a commonly agreed destination. Details provided upon request to the Traffic Development Department.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area: 1,250,000 inhabitants (Turin city and suburbs)
  • 60 min catchment area: 2,300,000 inhabitants (Province of Turin, Ivrea, Asti, Casale Monferrato, Vercelli, Pinerolo, Carmagnola)
  • 120 min catchment area: 11.760.000 inhabitants.

Thales Alenia Space produce advanced technology products at its Turin facility, while the major bank Intesa-Sanpaolo is in the process of constructing a new, high-rise headquarter building in its home Turin.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

As the top Italian region for private investment in Research and Development, Piedmont offers a blend of competencies and industries: automotive, design, robotics, information and communication technology, aerospace, agriculture and food processing, textiles, tourism, cinema, multimedia and emerging clusters such as bio and nano-technologies, intelligent transportation system and renewable energy.


Turin Airport is situated in a strategic area of Western Europe, at the centre of a communication axis (Geneva/Genoa and Verona/Lyon/Marseille). The airport is 16 km from the city centre and has a direct connection with the city ring road and the motorway system.

From Turin airport, arriving visitors can hit the snow-capped Alps in just 20 minutes, while the historic city centre lies just 16 km away via bus, train, taxi or car.

Home to Italy's most important industrial clusters, Turin's farmland and vineyards also provide the setting for the Piedmont region's thriving, world-class wine and gastronomy industries. Its sprawling catchment area includes 11.5 million people living within a two-hour drive of the airport. (Images courtesy of Regione Piemonte)


  • The airport is located 16 kilometres from the centre of Turin, to which it is linked via:
    • A dual carriageway connected to the ring road and the motorway network (30 min. by car)
    • Rail service with a station at the airport. 30 minutes by train (trains every 30 min. – every 15 min by 2011)
    • Shuttle bus (35/40 minutes, 1 bus every 15min peak hours, 30 min off-peak hours)
    • Public and private taxi service
    • Car rental service (all major companies)
  • There are also bus services to:
    • The Olympic Valleys of Susa and Chisone
    • The Aosta Valley
  • Distances from TRN
    • 16 km from Turin
    • 80 km from Alba and the Langhe area
    • 80 km from Asti wine district
    • 100 km from the ski resorts
    • 110 km from Aosta
    • 120 km from Lake Maggiore
    • 150 km from Milan
    • 160 km from Savona
    • 190 km from Genoa
    • 250 km from Geneva
    • 300 km from Lyon
    • 370 km from Marseilles

Infrastructure & Operations

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  • Runways:  1 Runway
    • 3,300 metres/11,000 ft, enabling landing and take-off for any kind of aircraft
  • Slot Coordinated: According to EC Regulation 793/2004, Legislative Decree 172/07 and to ENAC Circular EAL18 dated August 24th, 2009, SAGAT S.p.A. remind Carriers that Turin Airport is a “coordinated airport”, therefore any request to operate incoming or outgoing flights, including positioning, cargo flights, shall be coordinated and allocated beforehand by Assoclearance, the Italian Agency in charge for slot allocation (SITA address: ROMSPXH; e-mail: score@assoclearance.it).
  • Outside Assoclearance office hours (Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 CET), Carriers have to notify their slot requests or modifications to SAGAT, the Turin Airport Operator, SITA address: TRNOWXH – TRNSTXH – TRNKCXH.
  • Operating hours: 24h accessibility & scheduling flexibility
  • Terminals: 4
    • Passenger terminal:
      • Total area: 57,000 sqm
      • Annual capacity: over 6,000,000 passengers
      • Passenger Security Channels: 11
      • Check-in desks: 47 (+ 6 reserved)
      • Self check-in: 13 (3 AF, 8 AZ, 2 LH)
      • Boarding gates: 22
      • Loading bridges (fingers): 6.
      • Baggage reclaim conveyor belts: 6 (+2 for oversized luggage)
  • Groups:
    • 1,700 sqm
    • 24 Check-in desks
  • General Aviation:
    4,700 sqm
  • Total apron area: 21,000 sqm.
  • Cargo:
    6,000 sqm

    • Cargo assistance for all types of aircraft.
  • Min. connect time: 30 min domestic/domestic – 40 min international/international
  • Cargo facilities’ operational advantages
    • The airport offers structures that are perfectly able to handle considerable cargo traffic, and guarantees a smoother procedure for cargo collection and delivery, owing to less traffic congestion.
    • 3,300 metre runway equipped with the most modern radio-assistance installations (Cat. 3B)
    • A high standard of service is guaranteed
    • Skilled personnel with lots of experience in all-cargo operations
    • Cargo assistance for all types of airplanes
    • Maximum turnaround time for loading/unloading a Boeing 747-Freighter: 3 hours
    • No delay because of traffic congestion
    • Reduced times in sending/receiving cargo
    • Facilities with immediate access to parking on the track, all within a few metres of the warehouse
  • Cargo facilities’ access and logistic advantages:
    • Direct access to the centre of Turin in 30 minutes
    • Direct access to the national and international motorway system
    • Easy access to the markets of north and central Italy and those in the south-west of France and Switzerland
  • Airport certifications:
    • ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and ISO 50001 Energy Management System (1st Airport worldwide).

Important infrastructure developments

  • In 2006, the passenger terminal underwent massive restyling for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games, which enabled the extension of the terminal in order to successfully handle the larger amount of air traffic developed by the world event. In addition, the new air terminal devoted to business aviation, the BHS building to accommodate the new system for baggage handling and sorting and the new remote check-in area R dedicated to handling groups and charter flight passengers have been developed. The area is approx. 1,700 sq.m in size and has 24 check-in stations.
    In 2007 and 2008, Turin Airport received the prestigious international acknowledgement, the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in the 1 to 5 million passengers class.
  • The new logistic centre for security controls, baggage handling and sorting (Baggage Handling System) occupies an area of approx. 13,800 sqm. It is fitted with the most sophisticated radiogenic control equipment and capable of handling 3,200 bags per hour, making ground assistance operations quicker and more efficient.
  • The Remote Terminal (R), located between the railway station and the multistorey car park, which makes it possible to decongest the main terminal during the busiest periods.