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…
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 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…
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…
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.
Hahn airport, better known as Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) is a small former US Air Foce Base and located between Frankfurt and Trier. Even though it is located at a stunning 120km distance to Frankfurt City, the airport is officially called Frankfurt-Hahn. This is due to the markting strategy of the home carrier Ryanair who is known to name regional airports like the next biggest city. The carrier is responsible for almost all schedule passenger traffic.
Our guestwriter Martin Rogosz is a local Spotter from Dresden and he wrote this guide about DRS. Dresden Airport (DRS/EDDC), formerly known in German as Flughafen Dresden-Klotzsche, is the international airport of Dresden, the capital of the German Free State of Saxony. The airport is located north of the city centre, 9km (5.6mi) away. It was opened to commercial traffic on 11 July 1935. The airport features flights to some European metropolitan and several leisure destinations. In 2014 the airport handled 1,76 Million Passengers.
Our member Patrick is an unregular visitor to Nuremberg´s airport and would like to share 13 Spots of the Albrecht Duerer Airport with you, the 10th largest airport in Germany. In 2014 the airport handled 3,26 Million Passengers. NUE handles german airlines like Germanwings, Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional, Tuifly and SunExpress Germany. The Airport is served by the european network carriers Air France, KLM, Swiss and Turkish Airlines.
“Berlin, Berlin, we’re off to Berlin!” – If this adage goes for you and you are looking for a spotting guide for Berlin’s busiest airport, then you’re right to be here! Yes, it is still opened and it’s being more embarrassing for the BER-airport-chairman day by day TXL is opened and BER is closed. But for spotters it’s not even bad that Tegel Airport is still in operation because it is a lovely airport to take photos with good traffic!
Our member Patrick is a regular visitor to Friedrichshafen Aiport and would like to share 7 Spots of the Friedrichshafen Airport with you. In 2013 the airport handled 536.029 Passengers. Friedrichshafen airport is a base for the Airline Intersky. Lufthansa, Germanwings and Turkish Airlines serving FDH the whole year round. During the summer Air Berlin, Germania, Hamburg Airways, Sunexpress, Tailwind and Tunisair serving FDH.
Stuttgart Airport is the 8th largest Airport in Germany and in 2016 the airport handled more than 10.6 Million Passengers. Due to its single runway its pretty easy to catch all movements. It is a base for the airlines Germanwings, Air Berlin, Condor, Tuifly and Sunexpress Germany.
Munich Airport – A household name not only for the spotter community – Munich is one of the most famous travel destinations in Germany and Europe by being attractive with the world’s famous and largest Beer Festival, annually being held from late September until early October. But not only the Munich Beer Festival makes the Bavarian capital a visit worth, also the immediate location next to the Alps grants a bonus for MUC! All in all, Munich’s lovely city, events, environment and their population ranks the city quite close to the top on every’s MUST DO-list. And the airport is…
Our local spotters from Hamburg, Maximilian and Jan, wrote a guide for you from Hamburg Finkenwerder. The production of the whole A320 family as well as the cabin interior of the A380 takes place at the Airbus airport. If you are hunting for rare liveries from Asia, America or everywhere else from this planet, this is your place to be!
Hamburg Airport (Fuhlsbuettel, EDDH / HAM) is located approx. 8 km north of downtown Hamburg. In 2016 the airport handled for the first time 16,2 million passengers. HAM is the oldest German airport still located in the original place. It was opened in 1911. The current runway system was completed by 1964. After plans to construct a new airport outside the city near the village of Kaltenkirchen were stopped, the airport was expanded since the 1980s with the new control tower (1988), Terminal 2 (1993), the completion of the pier (2004), and Terminal 1 (2005).
The worlds thirteen biggest airport handled 60.7 Mio in 2014 and is one of the most popular spotting airports on this planet. Frankfurt is in the center of Europe and the biggest hub for Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partner airlines. Those airlines are responsible for the most movements next to Condor, who offer an adequate amount of flights in and out of Frankfurt.