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Lugano Airport

Lugano Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Switzerland
Airport typePublic AOE
OwnerLugano Airport SA
OperatorLugano Airport SA
ServesLugano, Switzerland
LocationAgno, Switzerland
HubDarwin Airline
Elevation279 m (915 ft)

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Lugano Airport is a regional airport located 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Lugano, Switzerland. It lies closer to the nearby village of Agno than to Lugano itself, and so is usually known as Lugano-Agno.

Lugano-Agno's instrument approach procedure is quite challenging because of its steep angle of descent of 6.65°, more than double of the standard approach angle of 3°. This is due to its geographic location in the mouth of a valley.

Instrumental approach is available on RWY 01.

Lugano Airport is increasing its business jets operation, having solved the approach difficulties which arose during the past. Nowadays almost all kinds of mid- and long-range business jets (such as the Dassault Falcon 900-2000 and 7X, as well as Gulfstream series 2, 3, 4 and 5, Global Express, Embraer Legacy and Cessna Citations of all types) are accepted and may perform a full legal landing in Lugano according to JAR OPS. Lugano Airport is aiming to become a leading regional business jet airport for the Ticino and Northern Italy regions by allowing passengers to avoid the difficulties of traffic congestion and waiting times at larger airports.

The future development includes, a new terminal building instead of the existing one, a new apron layout able to accommodate a larger amount of aircraft, and also a new parking area.

The existing runway 01/19 will be extended to 1450m during 2012 and finally to 1600m (project 2014).

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