Europe

London Gatwick Airport Spotting Guide

London Gatwick Airport Spotting Guide

London Gatwick is a major international airport 47.5km (29.5 miles) south of Central London. After Heathrow, it’s the second busiest airport in the UK, and it’s the eighth busiest in Europe. Until 2016 it was also the busiest single-use runway airport in the world, but it has now lost this title to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji in India. 43.1 million passengers passed through Gatwick in 2016, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.

Tenerife North/Los Rodeos – Spotting Guide

Tenerife North/Los Rodeos – Spotting Guide

Although much quieter than the main airport in the south of the island, Tenerife Norte Airport is still well worth a visit. Whilst Tenerife South Airport accommodates most of the tourist traffic, Tenerife Norte mainly operates as an inter-island hub, serving all seven of the main Canary Islands and connecting them to the Iberian peninsula, Rome, Madeira and North Africa, with seasonal flights to Helsinki.

Zakynthos Airport – Spotting Guide

Zakynthos Airport – Spotting Guide

Zakynthos Airport Dionysios Solomos (ZTH/LGZA) is located 6 Km south of Zakynthos town and 1 km from the famous resort of Laganas on the south east coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, in Greece. With over 1.2 million passengers a year, the Airport is served by Olympic Airlines with frequent flights to Athens, as well as by other European low-cost airlines and seasonal charters. Planes are not permitted to land or depart during the night. This is due to the endangered loggerhead turtles or “caretta caretta” which lay their eggs on the beaches at night.

Malaga – Costa del Sol Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Malaga – Costa del Sol Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Malaga – Costa del Sol Airport (AGP/LEMG) is the main airport for tourists visiting the beaches around Malaga and also all vacation places down to Gibraltar. The airport is surrounded by several motorways, which makes it easy to get to the terminal. Also a commuter train is connecting Malaga main station with the airport. It is located 8 kms southwest from the city centre of Malaga and 5 kms north of Torremolinos. The forth busiest airport of Spain handled 16,7 million passengers in 2016. Malaga Airport opened 1919 with one runway (13/31). Terminal 1 was opened in 1968 and is…

Leipzig/Halle Airport Spotting Guide

Leipzig/Halle Airport Spotting Guide

The Leipzig/Halle Airport is situated 16 km northwest of the city of Leipzig which means a 25 minutes ride by train or about 20 minutes drive if you travel by car. The airport in Saxony is mainly famous for its freight traffic and is a hub for DHL. But it  also handels a few international flights within Europe or to holiday destinations. The freight hub is perfectly located next to the federal highways A9 which connects Berlin with Munich via Nuremburg and the A14 which mainly serves the north and east of Germany enabling freight companies to send their cargo from…

Stockholm Bromma Spotting Guide

Stockholm Bromma Spotting Guide

Sweden’s third largest airport in terms of traffic is in Bromma, 10km west of Stockholm, the capital of the country. This airport was the major airport until the sixties when the majority of the flights were moved to Arlanda following the noise problems and the lack of place for the development. By the proximity of the airport of the city center, was maintained a civil aviation activity mainly regional and business.

Meiringen Air Force Base – Spotting Guide

Meiringen Air Force Base – Spotting Guide

Meiringen Air Base (ICAO: LSMM), is located in the state of Bern. The airport is only used by the Swiss military air force and it’s the second busiest military stations in Switzerland. LSMM is also the only Swiss airbase that uses an aircraft cavern in daily operations. The runway is equipped with retractable arresting gear devices which is mainly used by the FA18 Hornets at some times.

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport (IATA: SIR, ICAO: LSGS/LSMS), is located in the state of Valais neat the most well-known ski resort of Switzerland. The airport was mainly used by the Swiss Air Force but now due to the coast reduction of the army, the Air Force is leaving the base at the end of this year 2017. Sion will be used by civil aviation only from 2018, acting only as alternate airfield for the Swiss Air Force.

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base (LEZG/ZAZ) is a commercial airport near Zaragoza, Spain. It is one of the most important airport in terms of cargo in Spain, with more than 8,000 tonnes that put it each month in the third place of the Spanish airport behind Madrid and Barcelona. With respect to passengers, Ryanair is the most important airline that operates at the airport, along with Wizz Air, Air Europa and Vueling. With regard to the cargo, Zaragoza Airport is notable for a great activity of large air planes, such as Qatar Cargo, Emirates Skycargo, Korean Air Cargo, Air China Cargo, Atlas…

Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Spotting Guide

Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Spotting Guide

The Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (PAD/EDLP) is the 20th busiest airport in Germany and located 20km south-west of Paderborn (NRW). This small airport consists of a small terminal, a GAT, a few hangars and one runway (06/24). Paderborn is a typical „holiday airport“ people use to fly down south; for example to Mallorca, Hurghada or Antalya. There are regular charter flights in the summer connecting Paderborn to Varna and Heraklion. Lufthansa offers connecting flights to Munich and Frankfurt.

Düsseldorf Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Düsseldorf Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Düsseldorf Airport is the third busiest airport in Germany. With 22.476.685 passengers in 2015, the airport topped their highest amount of PAX from the last year. Also they added various first class carriers during the past years which offer many national and international routes to the biggest metropols of Europe, North America and Asia. If you are looking for variety of airlines and airplanes Düsseldorf is the right place to be. Not only the excellent spotting locations make your trip to this city worth it, but also the city itself. With many connections to the inner and outer districts of…