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Genova Airport in Italy has the IATA code of GOA and the ICAO code of LIMJ. The airport is just a 7.2 km distance from the city.
Genoa lies at the Mediterranean coast with the Gulf of Paradiso at its doorstep. Portofino and Alassio are nearby and renting a car will take visitors to the gorgeous San Remo and the Riviera dei Fiori as well as the Basso Piemonte region. The Liguria region is rich in culture and heritage. From sightseeing at ancient settlements to scuba diving in azure waters, from trekking to mountain biking, from learning Italian to going on a food and wine tour…Liguria offers activities for all the family.
Major airlines offer flights to and from Genova Airport. Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Italy, Air One, a partner of Lufthansa, Alitalia, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Vueling and Turkish Airlines all operate in the destination.
The runway has a total length of 3066 meters and is 45 meters wide. The taxiway is 23 wide and the commercial apron covers some 200,000 sqm. There is parking for up 32 aircraft, of which 6 can be wide bodied aircraft. The general aviation apron – or north apron - covers some 75,000 sqm of ground.
Serving the city of Genoa the present airport is locally known as the Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, the aviation hub is run by Aeroporto di Genova S.p.A. with the technical support of Aeroporti die Roma. To meet the growing demand in terms of increasing passenger numbers and more freight transport passing through the airport, an extensive development program has been undertaken. It is envisaged that the whole airport will have been expanded and modernised by 2015 and infrastructure will have been relocated along the following layout:
- Eastern Area: this will house the cargo terminal, support offices, fuelling area and the maintenance hangars;
- Western Area: this will be the new home of ENAV technical facilities, have multi-purpose hangars for general aviation use and will have an operating area
- Central Area: this will house the passenger terminal, airlines, governmental authorities, car parks and operating company offices
- Northern Area: this will be home to more governmental authority offices and the carrier operations base.
In the arrivals area of the terminal passengers will find a large number of well-known car hire companies like Avis, Maggiore, Hertz, Europcar, Auto Europa, E-Sixt, Easycar Italia and Travelcar among others. The arrivals hall also has a tourist information stand, open from Mondays to Sundays from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm (tel +39 010 601 5247). Here passengers can find out more about the area, get help with their hotel bookings, if they do not have pre-booked their accommodation and find out about onward travel from Genoa Airport.
Public transport for travel to and from Genoa Airport is offered by VOLABUS, a shuttle service that runs between the airport and Brignole and Principe train stations in the city centre. The journey takes 30 minutes and the service is available 7 days a week. Tickets for the bus can be bought from the driver or at the automated ticket machines in the terminal building and at a variety of city centre locations.
A brand new shuttle service I24 operates between the terminal and the Sistri Ponente district of Genoa, takes passengers to the railway station and to the new Marina Genoa Airport. From the train stations passengers have access to an extensive rail network covering most of Italy and some of its neighbouring countries.
Taxis are available from just outside the arrivals area. One of the official airport taxis is the company Solotaxi (www.solotaxi.it, tel +39 010 5966). The white fleet of taxi vehicles can cover the 7.2 kilometre distance to Genoa city centre in a very short time.
For passengers departing from the airport there are easily accessible car parking facilities within a short walking distance of the terminal building. It is free to park in the short-term car park (P3) for the first 30 minutes, thereafter passengers will be charged €1.00 for the first hour, after that 60 minutes or part thereof will be charged at €2.50. Long-term parking can be pre-booked. The central car parking area has space for 700 cars, while the short term car parking area has room for 70 vehicles. The long-term parking facility has space for 202 cars.
There is a Banca Carige branch in the terminal building, where passengers can get cash from a counter and an ATM and the currency exchange desk is open Mondays to Fridays from 8.00am to 6.00pm, and on Saturdays from 8.00am to 1.20pm.
A number of shops are also situated in the airport and duty free shopping is situated on the air transport side of the security checkpoint. Here passengers can buy toiletries and perfumes, visit boutiques, buy designer clothes, electronics and household decorations. To obtain duty free status goods, passengers must be able to produce their boarding pass when asked to do so at the till.
There are at least five airport and city centre hotels offering overnight accommodation and conference facilities. The Sheraton, Palazzo Cicala, Grand Hotel Arenzano, Marina Place and Hotel Regina Elena are all within a short journey of Genova Airport.
Passengers with priority passes or holders of cards like the Alitalia Gold and Platinum Freccia Alata Card or Lufthansa’s Senator Card may enjoy the comfort and services of the VIP lounge. Passengers without such cards can still enjoy the VIP Lounge but must purchase a voucher at the Ticketing Desk. A voucher for a traveller with boarding pass costs €20.00 and a non-travelling visitor will be charged €10.00.
The VIP Lounge offers many benefits such as free WIFI-connections, Italian and foreign language newspapers, a snack bar and telecheck-in services for passengers who are travelling with nothing more than hand luggage.
For passengers with mobility problems there are lifts between the floors, ramps on pavements and disabled toilets. The lift buttons are equipped with “braille” for visually impaired passengers. The departure level also has a touch-sensitive route for visually impaired passengers.
The terminal building offers a range of dining and refreshment services. There is a bar and pizzeria, a self-service restaurant, a café and Moka Bar, a wine bar and the arrivals area also has a bar, which is open in the evening.
For further information about Genova Airport please visit www.genova-turismo.it or www.airport.genova.it
GOA is the 3 letter AATA code for Genova Airport. It is officially named Cristoforo Colombo To help you in your arrival or departure you can enter the following GPS details – 44.43000, 8.83750 into your Smartphone or in-car GPS system to help you get directions from Cristoforo Colombo airport.
Below is a sample of routes flight times and Airlines that fly from Cristoforo Colombo.
|Rome Fiumicino (FCO)||65||402 Km (250 Miles)|
|Munich (MUC)||28||491 Km (305 Miles)|
|Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG)||21||699 Km (435 Miles)|
|Naples (NAP)||19||595 Km (370 Miles)|
|Palermo (PMO)||7||781 Km (485 Miles)|
|Catania (CTA)||7||934 Km (580 Miles)|
|London Gatwick (LGW)||7||1,005 Km (624 Miles)|
|Madrid (MAD)||7||1,108 Km (688 Miles)|
|London Stansted (STN)||7||1,044 Km (649 Miles)|
|Cagliari (CAG)||3||576 Km (358 Miles)|
Some of the busiest airlines that fly from the airport are Alitalia, KLM and Air One between them they cover 10 of the total destination of 16. The busiest which is Alitalia covers a total of 105 flights per week and goes to 5 destinations. Alitalia covers 23% of all outbound traffic movements out of Cristoforo Colombo Airport. Alitalia airline offers flights to Fiumicino, Charles De Gaulle, Capodichino, Punta Raisi and Fontanarossa among others.
You can see below a selection of nonstop flights with approximate times
|Airliner||Destination||Flight Time (Est)|
|Alitalia||Rome Fiumicino (FCO)||1 Hour 12 Minutes|
|Alitalia||Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG)||1 Hour 38 Minutes|
|Alitalia||Naples (NAP)||1 Hour 31 Minutes|
|Alitalia||Palermo (PMO)||1 Hour 44 Minutes|
|Alitalia||Catania (CTA)||1 Hour 55 Minutes|
When arriving in Genova you may want to rent a car and you can find a selection of the major car hire companies in the Arrivals hall or nearby. Make sure that you have an up to date credit card when hiring your vehicle. For your FREE Genova Car Hire quote please follow the link.