Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien), located in Schwechat and 18 kilometres southeast of central Vienna, is the busiest and biggest airport in Austria.
It is often referred to as Schwechat, the name of the county it is in. The airport is capable of handling wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340. The airport is the hub of Austrian Airlines and its subsidiaries, as well as budget airline Niki.
During 2009, the airport handled a total of 18,114,103 passengers, representing a 8.3% decrease compared to 2008. In 2010, the airport handled 19,691,206 passengers, a 8.7% increase over 2009.
Presently, Vienna International Airport has three terminals: The main terminals 1 and 2 and a provisional terminal 1A, built to offer more space for low-cost carriers. In 2004, the airport started building a new terminal, SKYLINK, which will make the airport more capable of dealing with higher passenger volumes This new terminal will also make the airport capable of handling bigger aircraft, such as the Airbus A380. All Terminals are operated by Fraport, Vienna Airport Handling, Swissport and Austrian Airlines. After completion of SKYLINK, Austrian Airlines and its partners will move to the new Terminal.