|IATA: KLU ICAO: LOWK
|Operator||Kärntner Flughafen Betriebsgesellschaft m. b. H.|
|Elevation AMSL||448 m / 1,470 ft|
|Source: Austrian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Klagenfurt Airport (IATA: KLU, ICAO: LOWK) or Alpe-Adria-Airport is a small international airport in the state of Carinthia, Austria. It is located in the borough of Annabichl, only 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) north northeast from the city centre of Klagenfurt.
In 1905, Georg Count of Khevenhüller from Hochosterwitz Castle and in 1907 Dipl.-Ing. Joseph Sablatnig (Joseph Sablatnig was owner of the Fokker-Sablatnig, Deutsche Flugzeuge, Deutsche Motoren, Flugzeug Gesellschaft mbH, Berlin) were the first men in the sky over Carinthia and Klagenfurt.
In World War I and II, the airport of Klagenfurt was operated as a military airfield, and indeed Klagenfurt Airport was founded in 1914 as a military airport. The civil opening of Klagenfurt Airport on May 17, 1925, was an event for the City of Klagenfurt as well as for Carinthia.
After the end of World War II, Julius Fedrigoni was returned to Annabichl, he worked with low-budget flight operations. On 1 January 1952, Korv. Kpt. Julius Fedrigoni founded the Committee city of Klagenfurt and he was flight director until 1956.
Already in the years 1926 to 1938, seven airlines operated from Klagenfurt airport. Countries like Germany, Italy, Slovenia and of course domestic flights to all major cities in Austria were connected with Klagenfurt. After 1950, the airport was connected with countries like Brazil, Israel, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and others.
operated by Tyrolean Airways
|Condor||Winter seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Hamburg|
The airport is accessible by shuttle bus or city bus from Klagenfurt central station.