Formerly the Galileo Galilei Airport and San Giusto Airport, the current Pisa International Airport works as the main airport of Tuscany, a region within the central part of Italy. The airport serves the city of Pisa with scheduled and seasonal flights to and from various international and local destinations. The airport also works as a focus city for Alitalia and Ryanair. Pisa International Airport has served an approximate 4.7 million passengers in 2014, and has two asphalt-paved runways that measure from 2,792 to 2,993 metres or 9,160 to 9,819 feet in length. The airport resides at an elevation of two metres or six feet above mean sea level.
What to see & do
Pisa, a city in Tuscany, Italy, is widely known for its leaning bell tower. Apart from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city also boasts a lot more remarkable attractions, like Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistry, Knight’s Square or Piazza dei Cavalieri, Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Churches of St. Sixtus, St. Francis, and San Frediano, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, and more.
When in Pisa, visit Piazza dei Miracoli or Field of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Piazza, formerly the Piazza del Duomo, and still inscribed under the same name on the heritage list, was enlisted in 1987. Piazza dei Miracoli is a complex of significant sites, including the medieval cathedral of the Archdiocese of Pisa, the Baptistery, the Camposanto Monumentale or Monumental Cemetery, the Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito or New Hospital of Holy Spirit, the Palazzo dell’Opera or Opera Palace, and of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
How to get around within Pisa
From Pisa International Airport, travel around Pisa through its public transportation options that include buses and trains, or by personal vehicles through the car rentals from the airport. When travelling around by bus, the local bus service goes around and about the whole city including from the train station to Piazza dei Miracoli or Field of Miracles, with its tickets typically available for sale from the tobacco shops in the area. If needed, there are also ticket vending machines by the stations or the airport. On the other hand, driving a car is a great option when going out to see the rest of Tuscany, starting from various points within Pisa.
How to get there
The main airport in Tuscany, Pisa International Airport handles regular and seasonal domestic and international flights to and from Riga, Ibiza, Menorca, Athens, Berlin, Prague, Rome, London, New York, Hamburg, Manchester, Helsinki, Cologne, Munich, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Budapest, Cork, Amsterdam, and Istanbul, in addition to many more. The airlines that serve the airport include airBaltic, Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Alitalia operated by Darwin Airline, Blu-express operated by Blue Panorama Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Finnair, Germanwings, Jet2.com, Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa CityLine, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Silver Air, Transavia, Transavia Frabce, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, and Wizz Air.