SZG(LOWS)-Salzburg Planespotting Guide

airport closure - General Refurbishment of the Runway
there will be an airport closure due to the runway refurbishment from the 24th of Apri until May 28th, 2019.


More information can be found on the airport website here

On this page, we provide some information for plane spotting in Salzburg (SZG/LOWS). All the information is for private use only and all data is without guarantee, expect changes (e.g. construction areas, legal restriction changes, etc.). We try our best to update this information as soon as possible but we hope you will understand that we can not guarantee the correctness of the information provided on this page.

If you have updates for us, please contact us via the contact form here.

Airport Information
Runway Direction 15/33
2.750m x 45m + 100m stop way on the north side

Runway Usage
15 is most of the time in use for arrivals and 33 for departures. Only by a strong wind from the north 33 is in use for arrivals and by a strong wind from the south 15 is used for departures as well. (National carriers e.g. Austrian and based Eurowings planes are performing arrivals/departures outside of the regular basis)

Please note: The Salzburg Airport offers since summer 2017 a special RNAV approach from the south through the Alps and from the north over the city of Salzburg to runway 33. Therefore also other aircraft (with the necessary GPS equipment onboard) will use this opportunity and land on runway 33 even in bad weather. The Salzburg airport is an airport with an opposite runway procedure in place, therefore the primary runway used for landing can change from 15 to 33 in only a few minutes.

Terminals
Terminal 1 (main terminal for international and national carriers)
Terminal 2 (secondary terminal, only in use during winter charter)

Spotting Information
Car recommend to reach most of the spots around the airport, parking space is limited – if possible use carpooling
Restrooms only available at the terminal buildings or restaurants
Drinks/Food prepare enough food for the whole day and take hot drinks (tea, coffee) for you.
Clothing doesn’t undervalue especially in December and January the temperatures in Salzburg. Freezing temperatures over the whole day are not uncommon.

 

Map

 

Spot 1 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME before sunrise and from noon until closing hour, the terrace can be closed in winter due to snow and ice !

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft standing on the apron, as well as all movements on the runway, very good for night shots

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a lot of parking places at the official airport car park (fees may apply)

LADDER not required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 2 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME before sunrise and from noon until the closing hour

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft standing on the apron and good for night shots

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a lot of parking places at the official airport car park (fees may apply)

LADDER required during day – night shots through the fence

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 3 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until closing hour

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft standing on the apron, as well as all landing and departing aircraft, good for night shots

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a lot of parking places at the official airport car park (fees ma apply)

LADDER not required, a hill is available and high enough to make pictures over the fence

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 4 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of all landing and departing aircraft on runway 33, all landings on runway 15 who vacate via taxiway echo or fox, runway 15 departures are very high at this position

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 5 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of all landing and departing aircraft on runway 33

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

 

 

Spot 6 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of all landing and departing aircraft on runway 33

FOCUS LENGTH 10-300mm

PARKING ban of driving at this position, you have to walk few hundred meters

LADDER not required, small hill available and high enough

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 7 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from sunrise until noon

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of all landing and departing aircraft on runway 33, all landings on runway 15 who vacate via taxiway echo or fox, runway 15 departures are very high at this position

FOCUS LENGTH 40-300mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 8 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from sunrise until noon

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of all landing and departing aircraft

FOCUS LENGTH 40-400mm

PARKING ban of driving at this position, you need to walk few meters

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 9 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from sunrise until noon

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft landing on runway 15, also for all departures

FOCUS LENGTH 40-300mm

PARKING ban of driving at this position, see map for parking space for this spot

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 10

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from sunrise until noon

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft landing on runway 15, ff you walk down the fence to the south for about 200m you can get line up pictures of aircraft who depart on runway 15

FOCUS LENGTH 40-250mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 11 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft landing on runway 15

FOCUS LENGTH 80-300mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER not required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 12 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft landing on runway 15, also for all departures

FOCUS LENGTH 10-300mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required

SAMPLE PICTURES

Spot 13 - detailed information

LOCATION OVERVIEW

TIME from noon until sunset and for night shots from the GAC-Apron

MISCELLANEOUS for pictures of aircraft landing on runway 15, also for all departures, also for all movements on the GAC-Apron

FOCUS LENGTH 10-400mm

PARKING a few parking places along the road

LADDER required – night shots through the fence

SAMPLE PICTURES