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Established in 1978, SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) started operating the Galileo Galilei Airport on July 1, 1980, when the company through a partial concession, took replace of the Consorzio Aerostazione Civile of Pisa.

In 1994 a reorganization process was launched within the company and in 1995 a few private partners, Società Industriale Partecipazioni S.p.A. (SIP) and Piaggio & C. S.p.A entered the company's share capital. These companies later relinquished their shares of SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.).

Since 1997, when the air traffic within the European Union was liberalized, SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) initiated a policy to relaunch and strategically reposition the Galileo Galilei Airport through a reverse marketing strategy summarized by the slogan “Europe at the Mouth of the Arno River”, which aimed at representing the Galileo Galilei Airport as the gateway to Tuscany in the European customers' mind.

In June 1998, the low cost carrier Ryanair started operating at Galilei Airport. Thanks also to new routes opened by Ryanair, Galileo Galilei Airport passenger traffic has grown significantly, from about 1 million in 1997 up to 4.7 million in 2014, enabling Pisa Airport to maintain the tenth place (achieved in 2013) in the national airports rank in terms of passenger traffic.

On October 20 2006, SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) undersigned an Agreement with ENAC entrusting to SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) the total operation of the Pisa Airport for a period of 40 years. This agreement was approved pursuant art. 7, paragraph 1, of the Law 521/1997, with the Interministerial Decree of December 7 2006, n. 102. With this Agreement and the application of the above mentioned Interministerial Decree, SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) is now running the entire airport infrastructures of the Galileo Galilei Airport.

Since July 26, 2007 SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) is listed on the Data Transmission Market, segment Standard (classe 1), organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

On August 6th 2009, ENAC (The Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) signed the “Contratto di Programma”/Regulated Charges Contract.

Furthmore, in March 2015, SAT (now Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A.) was the first Italian Airport Management Company to have finalised the new procedure estabilished by Transport Regulatory Authority (ART – Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti) for regulation of Pisa Airport charges covering 2015-2018 period.

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