Cagliari Airport, also known as Cagliari Elmas Airport, is located 7km northwest of Cagliari on the Island of Sardinia. The specific area where the airport is located is Elmas and thus the name Cagliari Elmas Airport. Amongst the local Italians the airport is also referred to as Aeroporto Mario Mameli.
The airport was opened on the 3rd of May 1937 and is the main international gateway to the island of Sardinia. Presently, Cagliari Airport handles over 3 million passengers per year. Sardines Island is a common holiday spot for several European holiday revellers thus making the airport a busy terminal.
Cagliari Airport has two runways. The terminal consists of a 3-storey building with arrivals contained on the ground floor and departures on the first floor. Though the departure is on the first floor it can still be accessed by vehicles as there is a ramp that enables this.
In 2003, Cagliari Airport’s terminal was upgraded. With this came several facilities that help make the passengers stay at the airport as comfortable as possible. Facilities available within the airport include banks and ATMs, shops, restaurants and cafes, business centres and an executive lounge. Parking services for both short and long term basis are also available at Cagliari Airport.
The airport is located close to the city centre thus making a trip to the city easy. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to get from Cagliari Airport to the city center. Transportation options available to passengers include taxi services, buses and rental vehicles. The ARST Azienda Regionale Trasporti bus service operates from Cagliari Airport to the city center.
There are no hotels within Cagliari Airport but there are several around the airport’s locality that can easily be reached.
There are direct flights from Cagliari Airport to over 30 cities. Several airlines use Cagliari Airport to access the Island of Sardinia. Some of these airlines include EasyJet, British Airways, Air Berlin and Luxair.
Cagliari Airport Contact
Cagliari-Elmas Airport (CAG) I-09030 Elmas Cagliari, Italy
Airlines AT Cagliari Airport
Tel: + 39 147 865643
official web: www.sogaer.it