Airports in the Alps for Pilots and Travellers

This is a visual guide to airports in the alps for your flight sim or holiday. Each airport is shown with its name, ICAO code and the surrounding environment. The sailplane/gliding community may find this especially useful to gauge the potential of unfamiliar locations.

Alps Airport Locations

Airports in the Alps
Click the map for a larger scale version

This map gives you a decent selection of alpine airports to choose from although its not intended to locate them all. You’ll be able to plan a route from your armchair a lot more easily. I can see why serious flight simmers/pilots want to memorise and use the ICAO codes, but let’s face it, this is a lot easier.

Here is a link to a global ICAO Airport locator

Alps Airports Video

  • 00:10 Alpe D’Huez – LFHU
  • 00:15 Alpnach – LSMA (near Buochs & Kagiswil)
  • 00:20 Ambri – Piotta – LSPM
  • 00:25 Annecy-Meythet – LFLP
  • 00:30 Annemasse – LFLI
  • 00:35 Aosta Valley – LIMW
  • 00:40 Bad Ragaz – LSZE
  • 00:45 Belluno – LIDB
  • 00:50 Bern Belp – LSZB
  • 00:55 Bex – LSGB
  • 01:00 Bolzano – LIPB
  • 01:05 Buochs – LSZC (near Alpnach & Kagiswil)
  • 01:10 Challes Les Eaux – LFLE
  • 01:15 Chambery – LFLB
  • 01:20 Chateau-Arnoux – LFMX
  • 01:25 Courchevel – LFLJ
  • 01:30 Fribourg – Ecuvillens – LSGE
  • 01:35 Gap Tallard – LFNA
  • 01:40 Geneva – LSGG
  • 01:45 Grenoble – LFLG
  • 01:50 Gruyere – LSGT
  • 01:55 Hohenems Dornbirn – LOIH
  • 02:00 Innsbruck Kranebitten – LOWI
  • 02:05 Interlaken – LSMI
  • 02:10 Kagiswil – LSPG (near Alpnach & Buochs)
  • 02:15 Kufstein-Langkampfen – LOIK
  • 02:20 Lausanne – LSGL
  • 02:25 Letalisce Bovec – LJBO
  • 02:30 Lienz-Nikolsdorf – LOKL
  • 02:35 Locarno – LSZL
  • 02:40 Lugano – LSZA
  • 02:45 Matarello (G Caproni) – LIDT
  • 02:50 Mauterndorf – LOSM
  • 02:55 Meiringen – LSMM
  • 03:00 Meribel – LFKX
  • 03:05 Montmeilleur – LFKK
  • 03:10 Notsch im Gailtal – LOKN
  • 03:15 Raron – LSTA
  • 03:20 Reichenbach – LSGR
  • 03:25 Reutte-Hoffen – LOIR
  • 03:30 Saanen – Gstaad – LSGK
  • 03:35 Salzburg – LOWS
  • 03:40 Samedan – LSZS
  • 03:45 Schanis – LSZX
  • 03:50 Sion – LSGS
  • 03:55 St Crepin – LFNC
  • 04:00 St Johann – LOIJ
  • 04:05 St Pons – LFMR
  • 04:10 St Stephan – LSTS
  • 04:15 Thun – LSZW
  • 04:20 Unterwossen – ED05
  • 04:25 Zell am See – LOWZ

Alps Airport Photos

Alpe D'Huez - LFHU
Alpe D’Huez – LFHU
Alpnach - LSMA
Alpnach – LSMA
Annecy-Meythet - LFLP
Ambri-Piotta – LSPM
Annecy-Meythet - LFLP
Annecy-Meythet – LFLP
Annemasse - LFLI
Annemasse – LFLI
Aosta Valley - LIMW
Aosta Valley – LIMW
Bad Ragaz - LSZE
Bad Ragaz – LSZE
Belluno - LIDB
Belluno – LIDB
Bern Belp - LSZB
Bern Belp – LSZB
Bex - LSGB
Bex – LSGB
Bolzano - LIPB
Bolzano – LIPB
Buochs - LSZC
Buochs – LSZC
Challes Les Eaux - LFLE
Challes Les Eaux – LFLE
Chambery - LFLB
Chambery – LFLB
Chateau-Arnoux - LFMX
Chateau-Arnoux – LFMX
Courchevel - LFLJ
Courchevel – LFLJ
Fribourg-Ecuvillens - LSGE
Fribourg-Ecuvillens – LSGE
Gap Tallard - LFNA
Gap Tallard – LFNA
Geneva - LSGG
Geneva – LSGG
Grenoble - LFLG
Grenoble – LFLG
Gruyere - LSGT
Gruyere – LSGT
Hohenems Dornbirn - LOIH
Hohenems Dornbirn – LOIH
Innsbruck - LOWI
Innsbruck – LOWI
Interlaken - LSMI
Interlaken – LSMI
Kagiswil - LSPG
Kagiswil – LSPG
Kufstein-Langkampfen - LOIK
Kufstein-Langkampfen – LOIK
Lausanne - LSGL
Lausanne – LSGL
Letalisce Bovec - LJBO
Letalisce Bovec – LJBO
Lienz-Nikolsdorf - LOKL
Lienz-Nikolsdorf – LOKL
Locarno - LSZL
Locarno – LSZL
Lugano - LSZA
Lugano – LSZA
Matarello (G Caproni) - LIDT
Matarello (G Caproni) – LIDT
Mauterndorf - LOSM
Mauterndorf – LOSM
Meiringen - LSMM
Meiringen – LSMM
Meribel - LFKX
Meribel – LFKX
Montmeilleur - LFKK
Montmeilleur – LFKK
Notsch im Gailtal - LOKN
Notsch im Gailtal – LOKN
Raron - LSTA
Raron – LSTA
Reichenbach - LSGR
Reichenbach – LSGR
Reutte-Hoffen - LOIR
Reutte-Hoffen – LOIR
Saanen-Gstaad - LSGK
Saanen-Gstaad – LSGK
Salzburg - LOWS
Salzburg – LOWS
Samedan - LSZS
Samedan – LSZS
Schanis - LSZX
Schanis – LSZX
Sion - LSGS
Sion – LSGS
St Crepin - LFNC
St Crepin – LFNC
St Johann - LOIJ
St Johann – LOIJ
St Pons - LFMR
St Pons – LFMR
St Stephan - LSTS
St Stephan – LSTS
Thun - LSZW
Thun – LSZW
Unterwossen - ED05
Unterwossen – ED05
Zell am See - LOWZ
Zell am See – LOWZ

VR Cost Considerations

Buying the VR headset is one thing, but getting good use of it is another. These are the additional things that I added to create a basic flight experience.

  • VR Headset with controllers and a tether to a capable PC
  • Recharger and rechargeable batteries for the controllers
  • A Hotas flight controller
  • A decent VR flight sim
    • MS Flight Sim 2020 VR is all you need
    • War Thunder is free and has optional upgrades
    • X Plane is a capable flight sim
    • There are a handful of good alternatives
  • The best graphics card you can afford

Gliding in the Alps

Flying through the digital Alps is compelling and beautiful. I literally feel like I’ve been on a mini-holiday after each flight.

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