Europe

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…

Reykjavik Airport Spotting Guide

Reykjavik Airport Spotting Guide

Reykjavik Airport (IATA: RKV, ICAO: BIRK) is Iceland’s second largest airport, located just 2km away from the city centre of the capital. It mainly serves domestic flights, as well as some flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Beside some rare  transatlantic ferry flights, you´ll most likely see planes from the “Icelandic Flight Academy” and helicopter movements along with the regular traffic. The airport, which handled nearly 390.000 passengers in 2015, is the main hub for Air Iceland and Eagle Air Iceland and has three runways.

Oslo Gardermoen Spotting Guide

Oslo Gardermoen Spotting Guide

Oslo Gardermoen (IATA: OSL, ICAO: ENGM) is one of three airports in the region (the other two are Torp and Rygge). It is the largest airport in Norway and home of SAS, Norwegian and Wideroe. Also the Royal Norwegian Air Force has stationed its fleet of C-130 Hercules on the northwestern part of the airport. Gardermoen is located 40 kilometer north of the city of Oslo and handels just under 25 million passengers a year.

Hannover Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Hannover Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV) is located 11 km north of the Hannover city centre in Langenhagen. It can be easily reched by car from motorway A352 exit Hannover-Flughafen or by commuter train S5 from the main station. In 2015 5,4 million passengers were handled The airport was opened in 1952 with one runway (today 09R/27R). The 2nd runway (09L/27R) was opened in 1966 and reached the today’s length in 1990. The current terminals A and B were opened in 1973, terminal C in 1998. The airport is open 24 hours, so some traffic is shifted to the night. TUIfly is based…

Bremen Airport Spotting Guide

Bremen Airport Spotting Guide

The Airport of Bremen (BRE/EDDW) is ca. 3 kilometers away from the City Centre and has international Traffic to a lot of european destinations. Bremen is the capital City of the same namend Country Bremen. The Country Bremen consists of two cities: Bremen itself and Bremerhaven. The early beginning of the little Airport are datet back in 1909. The first international flight arrived Bremen was flown by KLM.

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp BRN/LSZB is located 11km south of Bern City. It is the homebase of SkyWork Airlines and a seasonal base for Helvetic Airways. In 2015 Bern handled 190’130 passengers and there were 54’300 movements counted in 2014. It is also the main Base of Switzerland governments fleet which counts a Falcon 900EX (T-785), Cessna Citation Excel (T-784) and a rarely seen Beech 1900D (T-729) and Beechcraft 350C Super KingAir (T-721). Sometimes there are also Helicopters of the Swiss Air force (Super Puma/Cougar and EC-635) which spend a visit at Bern.

Turin Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Turin Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Turin Airport (IATA: TRN, ICAO: LIMF) is located 16km north of Turin and it is the main airport in Piedmont region. Turin is the fourth biggest city in Italy, but it has the 13th busiest airport in Italy. In 2015 it served more than 3.6 millions passengers with Germany as its main market. It is a single runway (18-36) airport with a single terminal. The most used runway is 36 but sometimes also 18 is used. It has two parking aprons: the main apron which is always used, and the Kilo apron which is used in case of extra traffic, sometimes…

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL / LFSB)

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg  (BSL / LFSB) is located around 3.5 km north of Basel – 20 km southeast of Mulhouse and 46 km southwest of Freiburg im Breisgau on the French side of the border. BSL/LFSB has one airside pier, splitted into French and Swiss side. The airport has two runways: 16/34 of 3,920 m (12,860 ft) in length, 26/08 of 1,860 m (6,102 ft) in length. For most of the day and in most conditions, runway 15 is used for landings and departures and 26 are used for takeoffs for biz-jets (max size Boeing 737 & 763 / Airbus…