Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport is the largest airport in Tyrol in western Austria. It handles regional flights around the Alps, as well as seasonal international flights to other destinations. During the winter, activity increases significantly, due to the high number of skiers travelling to the region. It is the main base of Welcome Air and Austrian Airlines' regional carrier Tyrolean Airways.
The airport is approximately 2.5 miles from the centre of Innsbruck. It is connected to the city and to Innsbruck Central station by city bus F. The bus runs every 15 minutes and takes 18 minutes.This place is very famous due to being the starting airport on the X-Plane 9 Flight Simulator. Microsoft flight simulator also has a mission where the user takes off from the airport.
Innsbruck Airport is well known for having a difficult approach due to surrounding terrain, prohibiting certain aircraft types from operating at the airport.