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About Welcome Air

Welcome Air was an Austrian charter airline based in Innsbruck, Austria. The airline operated scheduled flights to various European destinations, as well as offering charter services. It primarily focused on connecting smaller airports to larger hubs for both business and leisure travellers.

Welcome Air was founded in 1995. It operated a fleet of turboprop and regional jet aircraft suitable for shorter regional routes.

Former Destinations

Welcome Air operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:

  • Graz Airport - Graz, Austria
  • Innsbruck Airport - Innsbruck, Austria
  • Antwerp Airport - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Rijeka Airport - Rijeka, Croatia
  • Nice Côte d'Azur Airport - Nice, France
  • Hannover Airport - Hannover, Germany
  • Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport - Olbia, Italy
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport - Rotterdam/The Hague, Netherlands
  • Kristiansand Airport - Kristiansand, Norway
  • Stavanger Airport - Stavanger, Norway
  • Goteborg Landvetter Airport - Gothenburg, Sweden

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Welcome Air most likely allowed one piece of carry-on baggage and one personal item per passenger.

Size restrictions for carry-on bags are typically specified in terms of linear dimensions (length + width + height) and are usually around 45 linear inches (115 cm) or less. Weight limits for carry-on bags can vary but are commonly around 15 to 22 pounds (7 to 10 kg).

In addition to carry-on bags, passengers are often allowed to bring a personal item, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack. The personal item should fit under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Welcome Air may have allowed 1 piece of checked baggage per passenger as part of the fare., however, since it operated chartered flights, checked baggage may not have been permitted.

Checked baggage allowances depend on the airline, class of service, and sometimes the fare type. The number of checked bags allowed may range from one to multiple bags. Weight limits per checked bag are commonly in the range of 50 to 70 pounds (23 to 32 kg). Size restrictions for checked bags are often expressed in terms of linear dimensions.

Check-In Information

There is no solid information about Welcome Air's check-in information, however, there are generic rules that can be followed.

Online Check-In

Airlines usually allow passengers to check in online within a specific time frame before the scheduled departure. This window can vary but is typically open 24 hours to a few hours before the flight. Passengers can log in to the airline's website or use a mobile app to check in. They need to enter their booking reference or ticket number and follow the on-screen instructions.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check in at the airline's check-in counters at the airport. This is a traditional method where airline staff assists in the process. Many airports provide self-service kiosks where passengers can check in by entering their booking information and following the prompts on the screen.

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Hub Airport

Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck Airport is an international airport situated near Innsbruck, western Austria. It is known for its scenic location in the Alps and serves as a key gateway for travellers heading to ski resorts and alpine destinations in the region.

The airport is renowned for its challenging and visually stunning approach, with aircraft flying low over the mountainous terrain during landing and takeoff. Innsbruck Airport features a single terminal that provides facilities and services for both domestic and international flights.

It primarily serves as a hub for seasonal flights, especially during the winter months when tourists visit the region for skiing and other winter sports. Airlines that operate seasonal flights to/from this airport include Air France, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Eurowings,, Transavia and TUI Airways, among others.


Before ceasing operations, the airline operated a fleet of the following aircraft:

  • 3 x Dornier 328
  • 2 x Fairchild Dornier 328JET