Vienna Airport implements new journey time measurements to avoid traffic jams to airport

6 December 2015 (Last Updated December 6th, 2015 18:30)

Vienna Airport has introduced Journey Time Measurements for the Highway and Roads, as part of efforts to reduce traffic jams for passengers while coming to the airport.

Vienna Airport has introduced Journey Time Measurements for the Highway and Roads, as part of efforts to reduce traffic jams for passengers while coming to the airport.

Introduced in collaboration with radio station Hitradio Ö3, the Federal Province of Lower Austria, and the national road network operating company ASFINAG, the new journey time measurements provide accurate information on travelling to and from the airport on the A4 Eastern Motorway and the B9 country road.

Passengers will be able to know the time it will take for them to reach the airport before they actually drive there.

"Numerous parking alternatives are available at Vienna Airport for people arriving in their cars."

The system will allow the passengers to calculate the time and start their journey accordingly and it will also help them to take an alternate route before they get stuck in the traffic.

The traffic information can be accessed online, through the traffic information signs on the airport premises, or by tuning into the Ö3 traffic information service.

There are special cameras installed along the A4 Eastern Motorway and the B9 country road which is capable of registering the licence plates of vehicles at specified points and calculates capable the precise time required to drive between these two points.

Vienna International Airport said: "Vienna Airport is Austria's largest commercial airport, handling more than 22.5 million passengers in the year 2014.

"Each day some 60,000 people depart from or arrive at Vienna Airport, and about 45,000 vehicle movements to the airport are registered.

"Numerous parking alternatives are available at Vienna Airport for people arriving in their cars."