Samedan Airport (also known as Engadin Airport) is the highest commercial airport in Europe at 5600ft (Courchevel is higher but its short runway has limited access for commercially chartered private jets). It is exclusive to private and general aviation - no airline routes operate into Samedan.
Situated in the heart of the Engadin Valley, Samedan Airport is used as an international gateway to the glamorous winter resort of St. Moritz, so it is a very popular airport during the ski season. It is also the closest airport to Davos, so demand is high in January each year for the World Economic Forum.
With a runway length of 1800m, long range private jets such as Gulfstreams, Bombardier Globals and Dassault Falcons are able to operate fully-fuelled, allowing passengers to reach St Moritz directly from North America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, as well as those travelling within Europe.
Large converted VIP airliners such as the Airbus ACJ, Boeing BBJ and Embraer Lineage are also fully certified to operate into Samedan Airport, subject to parking availability and ramp space.
With no ILS (Instrument Landing System) or VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Range) equipment, flights into Samedan are subject to weather conditions meeting VFR (visual flight rules) requirements.
For private jet charter or helicopter flights from Samedan St. Moritz Airport call PrivateFly on +44 1747 642777 (24 hours).
In 1936, situated 5km north of St. Moritz, Samedan Airport was built as a local commuter airport serving the people of the Engadin Valley.
Air traffic into Samedan Airport has steadily increased over the past decade, with approximately 20,000 flight movements now handled each year.
Samedan Airport was certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization on February 6th 2013 for meeting security standards for international flights. With dedicated baggage scanning facilities and customs officers based on site, Samedan Airport is now internationally recognised for it's security standards.
Lat: 46° 32' 03.00" N
Long: 9° 53' .3.00" E
Elevation: 5600ft (1707m)
Runway length available: 1800m (5905ft)
Samedan Airport is fully equipped to handle a wide range of flights, from light props such as the Cessna 404, to long range private jets such as the Boeing Business Jet or Airbus ACJ.
Situated deep within the Swiss Alps, Samedan Airport is geared up with de-icing and snow clearance equipment, plus hangar space for light jets. Jet A1, Avgas 100LL and Oil grades of 80/100/15-50 are available upon landing, plus full catering facilities.
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