Serving as an entry into Austria’s fourth largest city, Salzburg Airport is well served by more than a dozen European airline companies and several other non-European carriers. Since Salzburg is a major gateway into some of the best skiing resorts in Austria, the city’s airport is the busiest during the winter season. Most of the airline operations and facilities can be found at the Terminal 1 building at Salzburg Airport. The new smaller Terminal 2 is dedicated for seasonal flights, especially charter service.
Being the second biggest airport in Austria, Salzburg Airport is naturally a hub for Austria Airlines. The flag carrier for Austria connects the city of Salzburg with the country’s capital Vienna. The trip to Austria’s capital is one of the few scheduled flights that are offered all year long at this airport. During the summer season, passengers at Salzburg can get away to beautiful Greek islands such as Corfu and Zakynthos. Additionally, the popular Turkish resort of Antalya is also listed on the Austrian Airlines seasonal schedule.
The busiest airline at Salzburg Airport is Niki. Although the company is based at this airport, the carrier is owned by Germany’s second largest airline, Air Berlin. Niki specializes in flights to vacation hot spots such as the Spanish Balearic Islands and Canary Islands as well as Egypt’s Red Sea cities of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh. In fact, the trips to these resort destinations are actually offered all year long by Niki.
Salzburg Airport is served well by major airline companies from Austria’s good neighbor Germany. Air Berlin offers year round trips to Berlin, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg. Germanwings offers direct flights to Cologne and Lufthansa takes passengers to Frankfurt. TUIfly operates seasonal trips to Hamburg and Finland’s capital Helsinki.
British tourists are well connected to Salzburg Airport because the airport is served by several major airlines from the United Kingdom. The list includes British Airways, Flybe, Monarch, Jet2, Thomson Airways, and Thomas Cook Airlines. These carriers offer flights to major cities such as Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, and Manchester.
Other European airline companies that serve Salzburg Airport include Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Ryanair as well as Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines from the Scandinavian region.
The ski resorts in Salzburg are popular enough to attract service from multiple Russian airlines. Aeroflot offers flights to the Russian capital Moscow and Rossiya operates trips to St. Petersburg. Transaero, Ural Airlines, and Yakutia offer additional seasonal service between Salzburg Airport and Russia.