Located halfway between Perugia and Assisi, the International airport of Umbria – Perugia “San Francesco d’Assisi” represents the main access gateway from and to the “green heart of Italy”.
The impressive increase of passengers registered in the past years and the airport’s strategic position has permitted the enlargement of the infrastructure which can now lay on a new area of 5000mq and also on a modern and advanced terminal suitable to accommodate more than 500.000 passengers a year.
Thanks to its strategic importance, given the lack of connections with locations outside the region, the radical modernization of the airport made possible for it to be included among the 11 main infrastructure projects planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s union.
The following main achievements are:
- New Terminal
- Fire Department
- Extension of parking area and new road conditions
- Extension of aircraft parking areai
- Upgrade tested 01 Black Track and Alfa Access Road
- Taxiway construction and Bravo Access Road
- SASE Multifunctional Building
- Shopping center, office area, restaurant
Il progetto dell'Architetto Gae Aulenti
Far from the high-tech image of the other contemporary airports, San Francesco d’Assisi airport is born to be a recognizable architecture inserted into the Umbrian landscape.
The new terminal of 4700mq has 8 red reinforce concrete square-plan pavilions with green copper pitched roof and wide windows from which you can taste the view of Assisi. The pavilions contain towards the land side, the waiting rooms, a cafeteria, a conference hall and an exhibition hall. Only the structure is maintained from the old building. Internal space has been completely redesigned: at the center there is the shopping area with two lines of shops on the side and other operating offices inside the building. The restaurant is composed by two side by side halls, similar on form and dimension with the halls in the passengers zone. On the outside the parking area is covered with olive trees which give shade to the parked car and also remind you that you are in Umbria.
One of the most comfortable and innovative infrastructures of our peninsula is born from the masterly hands of the architect Gae Aulenti.