Flight Operations: Austrian Grand Prix

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Planning operations to Vienna or Graz? Here’s what you need to know.

The Austrian Grand Prix 2016 takes place from July 1-3 at the Red Bull Ring site in Spielberg, Austria. Located in the Murtal holiday region, Spielberg is a popular tourist destination all year round. However, numbers are set to intensify significantly when thousands of motorsports fans flock to Spielberg to catch this year’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Hermann Tilke-designed track. The Spielberg circuit is a two-hour drive from Vienna International Airport, with Graz Airport just 88km from the event.

Airports

Vienna International Airport

  • IATA: VIE
  • ICAO: LOWW
  • Latitude/Long: N48° 06.6′ E016° 34.2′
  • Elevation: 600 ft
  • Magnetic Variation: 3.8°E
  • Fuel Types: 100 Octane (LL), Jet A-1

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Q) LOVV/QFAXX/I/BO/A/0/999/
A) LOWW B) 1604070956 C) 1607042359EST
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CURRENT RUSH HOUR PERIODS IN UTC ARE:
0530-0750, 0920-1030, 1140-1240, 1340-1500, 1615-1800 AND 1840-1940.

Graz Airport 

  • IATA: GRZ
  • ICAO: LOWG
  • Latitude/Long: N46° 59.6′ E015° 26.3′
  • Elevation: 1120 ft
  • Magnetic Variation: 3.5°E
  • Fuel Types: 100 Octane (LL), Jet A-1
Private flights
  • Overflight permits are not required
Non-Scheduled flights
  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required

It’s important to manage slot approval requests in advance.

Note: Overflight and landing permit requirements depend on the operation type and the airworthiness of the aircraft.

Immigration

Passengers

Non-EU citizens

  • A passport and visa are required

EU Citizens

  • A passport or a country ID is required
Crew

Non- EU citizens:

  • A Passport, visa, and Crew Member Certificate are required

EU Citizens:

  • A passport, crew airline ID and EU country ID are required

Note: Passports and replacing documents issued more than ten years prior to the date of travel won’t be accepted.

Those entering Austria on a one-way ticket who do not have sufficient funds to purchase a return/onward ticket could be refused entry.

Customs

Import 

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Isl., Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu

Export 

  • 1000 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1 kg. of tobacco
  • unlimited alcoholic liquor
  • 1 opened bottle (1/4 l.) of perfume

Same regulations apply for passengers and crew.

Baggage Clearance

All baggage is cleared at the final destination in Austria.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.

Accommodation

Hotels near Vienna International
  • NH Wien Airport
  • Boutiquehotel Hein
  • Das Reinisch Vienna Airport Hotel
  • Eurohotel Vienna Airport
  • Arion Hotel Vienna Airport
Hotels near Spielberg
  • Familiengasthof Maier
  • Schloss Gabelhofen
  • Hotel JUFA Seckau
  • JUFA Hotel zum Sternenturm Judenburg
  • Landhotel Schönberghof & Gästehaus Enzinger

There are campsites located within walking distance of the Red Bull Ring.

Transport

Car

Follow the S36 Murtal Schnellstraße motorway and exit at either Knittelfeld West, Zeltweg Ost, or Zeltweg West to get to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Then, follow the local traffic control system on the S36. Parking will be allocated to you on arrival, depending on your ticket colour.

Park and Bike

There are two park and bike parking areas in Weißkirchen and at the G‘Schlössl Murtal in Großlobming via Judenburg and St. Lorenzen so you have the option to park your car and then take your bike the rest of the way. Bicycle parking is located close to the track.

Bus

Eventbus provides shuttle buses specifically for the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg with over 200 pick-up points all over Austria.

For more information, see www.eventbus.eu or call +43 1 488 88.

For more information on the region, see https://www.projekt-spielberg.com