Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport

Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport
Aeroporto Salerno Costa d'Amalfi

Terminal building
Airport type Public / Military
Owner/Operator Aeroporto di Salerno S.p.A.
Serves Salerno
Location Via Olmo, Bellizzi (bordering with Pontecagnano Faiano)[1]
Opened 1926 (1926)
Elevation AMSL 131 ft / 40 m
Coordinates 40°37′12″N 14°54′45″E / 40.62000°N 14.91250°E / 40.62000; 14.91250Coordinates: 40°37′12″N 14°54′45″E / 40.62000°N 14.91250°E / 40.62000; 14.91250

Location of the airport in Italy

Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 5,426 1,654 Asphalt
Airport terminal
Aerial view of the runway

The Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport (IATA: QSR, ICAO: LIRI), located in the municipality of Pontecagnano Faiano and close to Bellizzi, is an airport in southern Italy, near to Salerno and the west coastal areas of Amalfi to the north and Cilento to the south. It is also commonly known as Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport.[2]


The airport was founded in 1926 by Aeronautica Militare, Italy's military air force. A flight training facility was established between 1933 and 1943. The first hangar was designed by the famous architect Pier Luigi Nervi. In 1946, a meteorological service was established, and in 1952, the Salerno Air Club was founded. The airport has hosted the Carabinieri helipad since 1975, and the Firefighter helipad and a parachuting school since 1984. A new control tower was built in 1987. The airport was exclusively used by the Carabinieri, Firefighters, flight and parachuting school and small private jets until 2007.
The airport was then developed to accommodate civil traffic on a large scale, with four check-in desks, two boarding areas, luggage belts and waiting rooms. The runway has a VOR system, a radio direction finder VDF and a lighting system. The runway was extended for a total length of 1 654 m, with an extensions to 2 020 m planned. In 2011 was presented the project for the extension of the runway up to 2020 m (more than 60 m of anti blast) and for the creation of new buildings and other technical adjustments.

Airlines and destinations

Scheduled flights started in 2008 with the company VolaSalerno, which worked from August 2, 2008 to December 18, 2008, followed by Air Dolomiti from July 27, 2009 to May 7, 2010, Alitalia from December 1, 2010 to March 23, 2012, Skybridge AirOps, Air Dolomiti and Danube Wings from June, 2012 to October, 2012.[3]

As of 2015, the charter airline, Air Vallée, was running charter flights between Salerno and Corfu.[4]

During Summer 2016, Denim Air operated charter flights to Corfu, Ibiza, Tabres/Lourdes, Malta, Milan-Malpensa, Mostar, Olbia, Verona. Flights were operated with a Fokker 100 with 100 seats.[5][6]


YearMovementsVariation %PassengersVariation %
2008588Steady 18,067 Steady
2009469Decrease 20.24 3,968 Decrease 78.04
20101,049Increase 123.67 5,163 Increase 30.12
20112,644Increase 152.05 24,631 Increase 377.07
20121,553Decrease 41.26 8,797 Decrease 64.28
2013826Decrease 46,81 2,009 Decrease 77,16
2014832Increase 0,7 2,245 Increase 11,07
Total7,129 62,635



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