Turin Airport (TRN)
History, Facts and Overview
Turin International Airport has a long history and a promising future. Close to Turin and in the Venaria Reale area, the region's very first flight dates back to 1909, although it was not until the late 1930s that the city's airport came into being. Used mainly by the military for the next decade, in 1953, the city of Turin took over the site and began to develop a modern, civil airport, which became known as the Torino Caselle Airport, due to its location next to the town of Caselle.
The following 20 years saw much expansion at Caselle Airport, as demands grew, tourism boomed and more passengers began flying into Turin. By 1995, a large new passenger building had been erected, capable of dealing with more than three million passengers each year. However, as the host city of the Winter Olympics in February 2006, Turin felt it necessary to completely renovate the airport and in January of that year, the new-look Turin International Airport (TRN) was officially inaugurated.
Facilities inside this single-terminal airport include branches of the Sanpaolo IMI and Unicredit, a Forexchange centre, auto exchange machine, a TIKO Internet Point, video games, and a useful SIBA luggage protection service, where your baggage is sealed in plastic. Turin International Airport is also home to a nursery, an infant-changing room, a lost property desk and first-aid facilities.
Onsite are good shopping facilities, including outlets such as the Beachwear, Di Dodo Jewellery, Juve Store, Media Store, Robe Di Kappa (RDK) and the Duty Free Fashion Shop. In addition, Turin Airport also boasts an array of cafés and restaurants offering hot and cold snacks and meals. The most popular eateries include the Autogrill snack bar, Le Farfalle self-service restaurant, Spizzico pizza outlet and the Terrace restaurant, offering good internal views of the airport terminal.
Turin International Airport comes complete with a business centre, which has conference facilities, telephone and fax services, a photocopier, Internet access and snacks. The nearby Alitalia VIP Lounge is also available to passengers travelling business class.