Innsbruck Airport is located in western Austria and it was opened in 1925. Mostly it serves the regional flight around the Alps as well as seasonal international traffic to and from European destination, bringing a high number of skiers to the area during winter. The current airport terminal doesn’t have the airbridges and the biggest aircraft possible to handle at the tarmac is up to the size of a Boeing 767. The main paved runway is 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) long and the airport elevation from the main sea level is 1,906 feet (581 meters) in the middle of the surrounding mountainous area.
Because of those surrounding peaks around Innsbruck Airport, it is well known for having a difficult approach and is denied from certain aircraft types from operating. The descend is a very complicated procedure due to the Alps unexpected wind conditions and the approach over the easter end of the runway goes over the inner city of Innsbruck on fairly low altitude. Being a Category C airport requires pilots to have special training before allowing them to operate at Innsbruck Airport.
Innsbruck Airport, ICAO: LOWI, also known locally as Kranebitten Airport is available highly-detailed in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.