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A box, big enough for several travel items, so they can have a rest before they continue there journey around the world. If you find several travel items in it, please be kind and take only one with you.
VIE = Airport Vienna Originally built as a military airport in 1938 it was taken over by the British in 1945. In 1954, the Betriebsgesellschaft was founded, and the airport replaced Aspern as Vienna's (and Austria's) principal aerodrome. There was just one runway, which in 1959 was expanded to measure 3,000 m (9,843 ft). The erection of the new airport building starting in 1956. In 1972 another runway was built. In 1982 the airport was connected to the national motorway network.
In 1992, the new Terminal 1 (today: Check-In 1) was opened and a year later the shopping area around the plaza in the transit area of the B,C and D gates. In 1996 Pier West with 12 jetbridges got in operation. In 2006 the 109 m (358 ft) tall control tower started operating. It allows a free overview of the entire airport area and offers a night laser show, which should welcome the passengers even from the aircraft. It’s the highest control tower in Europe.
2004-2007 an Office Park had been erected offering 69.000m² of rentable space. A VIP- and general aviation-terminal, including a separated apron, opened in 2006.
On June 5, 2012, the new Austrian Star Alliance terminal (formerly Skylink) was opened, which enables Vienna Airport to handle 30 million passengers per year.
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