Our members Marlin, Jonas and Patrick visited the small but mighty airport of Altenrhein back in 2011. The St. Gallen Business Airport is located at the north-eastern tip of the Switzerland just at the very edge of the Lake Constance and next to the border of Austria. In consequence of its location, the airport is an important hub for business traveller in this trijunction around the Lake Constance and the eastern part of the Switzerland. The airfield was opened up back in 1927, serving regular flights to Basle, Innsbruck and Munich which had been interrupted and suspended when the Second World War began. In 1988, after the airfield was being extended, flights to Vienna were commenced which has been the main market of the airport until today. An own brand which should stand for the airport and mainly serve the business traveller was set up in 2010, namely “People’s Viennaline” and it operates scheduled flights to Vienna and some charter flights to holiday destinations. They own a E170 but somtimes they lease aircrafts from different operators (e.g Helvetic, Denim Air) Business jets are always to be encountered at the airfield, smaller business jets are being maintained here, too.
No, there is no need for it except at Spot 1
Not neccesary, but makes it easier. Most of the spots can be reached by foot
Available within easy walking distance inside terminal and at the airport restaurant.
There are supermarkets nearby the airport and food is available at the airport’s restaurant
“Bodenseehotel Weisses Rössli” and the “Hotel Restaurant Rank” is very close to the airport. Both hotels may offer a view onto the approach path and Lake Constance.
ACH is very busy during WEF in February but it’s nice to have a stop-over during a journey from Germany to Zurich at any time. Check People’s Viennaline’s timetable because it may is the only movement during your stay.
Depends on the wind direction but the operations are usually being dispatched via runway 28
Spot #1 – Beside the Terminal hall
This spot is situated beside the terminal area at a fence.
From this spot you can take pictures of taxiing aircrafts and of all Runway 28 movements. You can also photograph Business jets in front of the hangar.
Afternoon until sunset
The terminal is not far from here. Aplenty of public institutions are available here.
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