Bari “Karol Wojtyla” International Airport is part of the regional airport network in Apulia, in the South-east of Italy, and is managed by Aeroporti di Puglia S.p.A. (AdP) which has been carrying out significant investments, creating a range of solutions and services (office space, retail space, hangar space, etc.) for companies interested in locating at the airport.
Bari airport is the region’s main airport and thanks to the continuous expansion of its passenger route network, covering over 80 domestic and international destinations, passenger traffic increased to more than 5 million in 2019, in line with the sustained
positive trends in incoming tourism which have made Apulia a top tourist destination for international travellers, interested in exploring a land rich in art, culture, food and nature.
Bari “Karol Wojtyla” airport also boasts a modern business and conference centre, suitable for business meetings and events, as well as a full range of services, including restaurants, shops, A.T.M.s, car hire services, outdoor parking, rail and bus connections.
The passenger terminal at Bari Airport covers an area of approximately 30,000 square metres, built according to the highest safety standards and strict operational efficiency regulations, making it one of the most modern structures within the Italian airport network.
It is organized over 5 levels and includes both retail space and administrative offices, as well as the departure and arrival areas. The departures area is located on the first floor, together with check-in areas, passenger services, retail outlets and restaurants. On the same floor there are five boarding gates, A1 – A5, with direct access to the aircraft via fixed bridges. On the ground floor, in the east wing, there are an additional 6 boarding gates, numbered from A6 to A11. On the ground floor there is also the arrivals terminal area, with 5 belts for the delivery of hold baggage. Located within the airport terminal, on the second floor, which hosts a series of
offices, occupied mainly by airline carriers and aaviation authorities, as well as meeting rooms, there is an opportunity for redeveloping 1,700 m²., currently used as AdPs administrative offices, into new retail outlets and/or office space for companies interested in operating at the airport.
The Bari “Karol Wojtyla” airport is a fully-serviced strategic airport infrastructure, authorised for passenger and cargo flights which currently handles over 5 million passengers per year and is designed to managed an estimated traffic flow of up to 8 million passengers.
2. Bari airport is the main airport within the regional airport network, which also includes the airport based in Brindisi, Foggia and Taranto-Grottaglie, the first to airport network to be designated in Italy, in compliance with the EU Directive 2009/12 thanks to excellent performance levels in efficiency, cost reduction, environmental sustainability and network services integration.
3. Bari airport boasts a strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean, with flights to over 80 destinations in Europe and further beyond, making it an essential asset for both the regional and Italian transport networks.
4. The Apulian regional government through the regional government agency Puglia Sviluppo, offers a wide range of flexible incentive schemes to potential investors, designed to facilitate and reduce the costs of investing in Apulia and support business growth and innovation.
5. The Bari “Karol Wojtyla” Airport is located within the recently designated Adriatic “Special Economic Zone” which will lead to further business incentives, including tax credits, being made available to companies setting up or locating in the area.
Apulia is a dynamic region in the South East of Italy, boasting a strategic geographical position and a modern and efficient infrastructure network, which offers considerable advantages to potential investors looking for a suitable location to develop successful business initiatives within the European Union, with easy access to the emerging markets of the Near and Far East.
In recent years, the region has become a top tourist destination and remains oriented towards sustainable rather than mass tourism, despite welcoming over 15 million tourists every year. In 2019 the New York Times has indicated Apulia Region as one of the 52 top destinations of the year.
Bari is the main city of the region with the population of over 320,000 and the largest industrial concentration of the region, with more than 82,700 active business registered in 2019.