Cargo handling

Cargo services at Vienna Airport
The cargo installations at Vienna Airport have direct and central access to the apron and a feeder road to the A4 motorway. This ensures rapid cargo handling for all concerned. Vienna’s special position compared with other airports in the catchment area is backed by services such as:
  • ramp transfer
  • short transfer times
  • handling of bulk good transports
  • 24/7 operation
  • IATA standard SGH/Annex A and/or special agreements
  • jointly developed handling packages in accordance with individual customer requirements
  • short handling times (reference)
Unless otherwise agreed, physical cargo handling is on the basis of IATA SGHA 2004 according to AHM 24th Edition 2004 and the liability regulations therein and the relevant provisions of the VIE Freight Handling Regulations as most recently amended.
 

Import preparation

  • scheduled flights
    • 180 minutes after scheduled arrival for standard freight
    • special freight on request
  • ad-hoc and charter flights
    • standard and special freight only by prior arrangement

Export - acceptance of ready-to-ship freight

  • scheduled flights standard freight:
    • non-ULD aircraft: 120 minutes before scheduled take-off
    • ULD aircraft: 180 minutes before scheduled take-off
  • scheduled flights special freight: only by prior arrangement
  • ad-hoc and charter flights: standard and special freight only by prior arrangement

Cargo aircraft

  • import preparation: 360 minutes after scheduled arrival
  • export - acceptance of ready-to-ship freight
    • non-ULD or ULD cargo aircraft: 360 minutes before scheduled take-off

Transfer

  • bulk to bulk: 240 minutes
  • bulk to RFS and vice versa: 540 minutes
  • ULD to bulk and vice versa: 540 minutes
  • RFS to ULD and vice versa: 360 minutes
  • transit units: 240 minutes
  • TRU: 240 minutes
Note that scheduled flights have priority over non-regular flights.
 

Infrastructure

storage
 
office and storage space for transporters

15,300 m

customs warehouse
28,000 m
import warehouse
6,700 m
export warehouse
4,500 m
road feeder terminal
1,755 m
warehouse for perishable goods between +2C and +8C (to order)
 
cold store
+ 4 C
deep freeze
- 25 C
Dangerous Goods storage
   
valuable goods store/safe
   
AVI store and handling certified as entry point for all EU Member States
   

Pallet stations

RFS terminal
  • two 10-foot stations
  • one 20-foot station
Special areas for freight handling of wide-bodied aircraft
  • four 10-foot positions
Export terminal
  • three 10-foot positions

Road feeder terminal

  • location: short distance to the road and the aircraft through direct access to apron
  • eight vehicle handling positions
  • two automatic vehicle loading bridges
  • two 10-foot and one 20-foot pallet stations
  • four 10-foot stations in special area for handling of wide-bodied aircraft
  • 10-minute turnaround time for pallet and/or container vehicles with four in/out units

Customs warehouse

  • first-class customs house authorised for all types of customs clearance for duty-free and non-duty-free traffic
  • 24-hour handling and customs clearance
  • storage under customs supervision
  • warehouse and distribution
  • computer interface between airport and transporters speeds up and facilitates freight movement and cuts down on red tape = greater flexibility
  • all features of a duty-free zone