Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PIS)
History, Facts and Overview
Tuscany's premier airport, Galileo Galilei Airport is able to accommodate even the largest of passenger planes and cargo aircraft. During the 1980s, the facility was reorganised to allow further international routes, with low-cost charter flights arriving during the following decade, sustaining high levels of tourism.
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PIS) is named after the famous Italian philosopher and physicist Galileo Galilei, who was also a keen astronomer and died in 1642 after discovering many important constellations and moons (satellites) of Jupiter.
Facilities at Galileo Galilei Airport are good and allow passengers to request tourist information, leave their luggage is a secure location, and using banking services, which are provided by the Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa.
The majority of the shops can be found within the 'La Corte' shopping centre, which is home to around 15 different outlets, while the self-service 'Puccini' restaurant allows you to dine and enjoy views of the aircraft taking off. Business needs are met by the VIP Lounge, the Mascagni Restaurant and the onsite business centre, with extra benefits gained by Galilei Gold Card holders.