Lying at a distance of about 17 km from the heart of Bern lies the regional aedrome of the city popularly known as the Bern Airport. It is famous among locals for its great means of commute to and from the city. It is known for featuring scheduled flights to some European metropolitan and several leisure destinations. The aerodrome is fully equipped and efficient. It has a large paved runway, one grass runway running at a stretch of 650 meters, a heli-square, and one glider area. The aircraft of the air transport services served under the Swiss Air Force is stationed at the aerodrome only. These include two jets as well as two turboprops. The former ones are mainly used for VIP transport; particularly accessed by members of the Federal Council. Other purposes of these include deportations. It is also used as a tool for supporting international peacekeeping measures.
Bern Airport is well-connected by different means of commuting. A chain of buses, trams, and private taxi services run day and night, throughout the year, making sure visitors never stress over travelling. The convenient chain of buses that link the aerodrome to the city is affordable as well as comfortable. Two bus lines run by the airport. The airport bus Bern connects the terminal every half hour with Belp-railway station. The bus line 160 connects the regional aerodrome with cities like Belp, Rubigen, and Munsingen.
The aerodrome is the home to the head office of Heliswiss. Some time back the North terminal housed the head office of SkyWork Airlines. The aerodrome also serves as the home base of the Federal Office of the Civil Aviation.