Charter a Private Jet to St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
Bordering Lake Constance and close to the German and Austrian borders, St Gallen Altenrhein Airport is located in the scenic Swiss city of Altenrhein. Private jets regularly fly from the airport, which is primarily used for charter flights, to numerous European destinations. Book your charter flight to St Gallen Altenrhein with JetApp online!
History of the St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
Built in 1925, St Gallen Altenrhein Airport has a long history in Swiss aviation. Originally, a 600 metre long grass landing strip was used between 1927 and 1933 for regular scheduled flights to Basel, Munich, and Innsbruck at the site that Altenrhein Airport now occupies. After the Second World War, Claudio Caroni took over the airport, now under the name "Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein" (FFA). In 1954, a second runway with a length of 1,200 meters was built, and was later extended to 1,500 meters in 1979.
In 1987, Caronis son Luciano sold the company to Schindler Holdings, which in turn sold the aircraft construction business to Justus Dornier Holdings. After several changes of ownership, the airport now belongs to entrepreneur Markus Kopf, who founded the airline People's Viennaline in the city. Today, St Gallen Altenrhein Airport is an important traffic hub, especially for business flights and private jets.
St Gallen Altenrhein Airport Location:
Distances from St Gallen AltenrheinAirport to:
- St Gallen city centre: approx. 20 kilometres by car
- St Gallen Cathedral: approx. 6 kilometres by car
- Bregenz: approx. 26 kilometres by car
- Dornbirn: approx. 27 kilometres by car
Charter Flights from St Gallen Altenrhein Airport
With a href="/en/charter-flight">charter flight from Altenrhein, many popular destinations throughout Europe are easily accessible. In particular, popular destinations in Switzerland, Germany and Austria can be reached very quickly on a private jet from Altenrhein. Flights to the following destinations, for example, take just over an hour or less:
- St Gallen Altenrhein ✈ Schwäbisch-Hall (EDTY): approx. 47 minutes
- St Gallen Altenrhein ✈ Vienna (LOWW / VIE): approx. 1 hour 7 minutes
- St Gallen Altenrhein ✈ Zurich (ESZH / ZRH): approx. 35 minutes
- St Gallen Altenrhein ✈ Salzburg (LOWS / SZG): approx. 48 minutes
- St Gallen Altenrhein ✈ Geneva (LSGG / GVA): approx. 50 minutes
Altenrhein Airport is excellently located for both flights within Europe and further afield to popular international destinations. A flight from St Gallen Altenrhein to Schwäbisch Hall takes only three-quarters of an hour. From the airport of St Gallen Altenrhein to Vienna (VIE), a flight on a private jet takes about an hour. The Austrian capital offers numerous worthwhile sights such as the Belvedere Palace, the Schönbrunn Palace as well as the St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Kunsthistorisches Museum. To Zurich (ZRH) a flight on a private jet from Altenrhein takes about 35 minutes, whilst flights to Salzburg (SZG) in Austria and Geneva in Switzerland both take 50 minutes.
At St Gallen Altenrhein, private jet passengers will enjoy high quality service, undisturbed and in complete comfort, thanks to the airport’s range of exclusive amenities. The check in process for private jets is quick, painless, and takes place in the business aviation terminal, away from the airline traffic check in. After check in, there are a range of VIP lounges for private jet passengers to enjoy. The following services are available at Altenrhein Airport:
- VIP lounge
- Business lounge
- VIP service
- Limousine service
- Helicopter service
- Aircraft maintenance
Flights can land and take off at Altenrhein Airport during the week between 6:30 am and 9 pm, on Saturdays between 7:30 am and 8 pm, and on Sundays between 10 am and 8 pm. At noon, the airport closes between midday to 1:30 pm. St Gallen Altenrhein Airport can be approached according to both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). Prop engines, short jets and regional planes can start and land on both runways:
|Runway||Length and width||Surface|
|10R/28L||1,500 m x 30 m||Asphalt|
|10L/28R||600 m x 23 m||Grass|
Transfers to and from St Gallen AltenrheinAirport
On the border with Germany and Austria, St Gallen AltenrheinAirport is ideally located for transfers within mainland Europe. From the airport, the cities of St Gallen, Bregenz, and Dornbirn can be reached in approximately half an hour. A limousine service can be arranged for transfers to and from the airport. If a transfer by car is too slow, simply go the extra mile and opt for a helicopter transfer.
Private Jet Charter to St.Gallen-Altenrhein
St Gallen is mainly known for its university and is considered the economic centre of eastern Switzerland. However, there’s plenty more to this city than academic pursuits or business interests. The baroque Stiftskirche, a famous landmark of St Gallen, is certainly worth a visit. St Gallen is also home to a wealth of festivals, including the annual New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Latin-American Pantalla Latina film festival. The St Gallen Symposium, one of the most important economic conferences in Europe, is also held in the city every year.
Whether for business or recreation, a flight to Altenrhein is certainly worthwhile. Travelling further on from the Swiss airport, plenty of exciting destinations on mainland Europe are within easy reach. Book your private jet to Altenrhein with JetApp now!
- Airport code: LSZR / ACH
- Altitude: 398 m (1,306 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 108,521 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 26,382 (2016)
- Aircraft types: propeller planes, short-range jets, regional airliners
- Runway operating hours: Mon – Fri: 6:30am to 9pm ; Sat: 7:30am to 8pm; Sun: 10am to 8pm
- Runways: 2 (1,500 m; 600 m)
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