Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien), located in Schwechat and 18 km (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna, is the busiest and biggest airport in Austria. It is often referred to as Schwechat, the name of the municipality it is in. The airport is capable of handling wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747, Airbus A340 and Airbus A380. The airport is the hub of Austrian Airlines and its subsidiaries, as well as Niki.

During 2011, the airport handled a total of 21,106,292 passengers and 246,157 aircraft movements, representing a respective 7.2% and 0.0% increase compared to 2010.

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