Strasbourg Airport (SXB/LFST) is located north of the village Entzheim and about 15km west of the city with a single runway. With only 1,3 Mio. passengers in 2018 it is only a small airport with decent spots for planespotters. Most of the passengers use domestic flights (~ 865.000) with Volotea, HOP, Ryanair and Twinjet. International flights are offered by Volotea, HOP, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Tassili Airlines (!), Air Arabia Maroc, Royal Air Maroc, Iberia/Air Nostrum, Tarom, Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Tunisair. Seasonal flights are mostly operated by Travel Service/Smartwings, TUI Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France and Arkia. From time to time French Air Force is using Strasbourg for low approaches and training flights.
The members of the european parliament are for 12 weeks per year in Strasbourg and during this time you can expect more flights.
Written by Gerrit Griem and Kevin Bung. Last update: October 2020
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|05/23||2.400 m Concrete|
|Terminals||One terminal handling all flights|
|Ladder||Needed at spot 1 and 2.|
|Car/Public Transport||Car is highly recommended. There is a bus running between the airport and Entzheim (line 42 from airport). From the village can you can walk to the locations.|
|Restrooms||There is nothing around directly at the spots except some bushes and trees.|
|Drinks/Food||Nothing directly at the spots. Restaurants, a gas station and a supermarket are in Entzheim.|
|Hotels||Two hotels are in Entzheim but Straßburg is not far and there you can find a lot of hotels.|
|Season||During summer and sessions weeks of european parliament.|
|05/23||Used in both directions, depends on the wind.|
|Spot #1 – Spotterhill – Runway 05/23 morning|
|WHERE||The spot is at the end of the street “Rue de Hangenbieten” which is in the city of Entzheim (follow signs to cemetery). Drive till the end and park there by the roadside as shown below. Then position yourself all along the fence to find the prefered angle, but in general you have two options here:
|WHAT||Runway 05/23 all movements.|
|TIME||~ 08:00 – 14:00 all year round.|
|MISC.||Only a bench to relax and a bin. You need a ladder with at least two steps. During July/August the grass might be too high and parts of the plane are cutted of.|
70mm A321, 110mm CRJ2
Spot #1A – the south:
Spot #2 – Rue Jean Bugatti – 05 Arrivals + Line-Ups
|WHERE||From the city of Entzheim continue on the “Rue Jean Bugatti” till its end and park here on the left in a little paved area.|
|WHAT||05 departures/line-ups and arrivals.|
|TIME||Morning till late noon.|
|MISC.||There is absouletly nothing nearby. During summer heat haze is a problem for 05 departures. A ladder is not needed as there is a little “mound” nearby, but might be helpful for departures to be safe.|
|FOCAL LENGTH||110mm A321, 140mm A319|
|Spot #3 – Runway 05 Line-up evening|
|WHERE||It is not so easy to get here. From Entzheim coming drive D392 (“Route de Schirmeck”) and turn right before the gas station (Total). Continue on the small dirty road as long as you can. Park you car on the left side so you dont disturb farmers. The parking spot is not really correct in the map. You can continue with a left turn for another small distance. The last ~ 500 metres you have to walk without a path. For 05 departures stay at the fence and for the arrivals step back a few meters as shown on the map.|
|WHAT||05 departures and arrivals.|
|TIME||05 departures from ~ 15:00 till sunset and 05 arrivals from ~ 18:00 till sunset (summer only).|
|MISC.||Absolutely nothing. For 05 departures you need a ladder with at least three steps to clear the fence. During July/August the grass might be too high and parts of the plane are cutted of.|
|FOCAL LENGTH||Arrivals: 100mm ATR-42, Departures: 80mm B717, 120mm ATR-42|
|Spot #4 – Rue Caravelle – Apron + nearby taxiways|
|WHERE||At the southwestern end of the apron between some green storage halls, there is a little fence part you can easily access which offers a great view. Head for the GAT, which has to be passed though, and afterwards keep to the left till you reach “Rue Caravelle”. Park your car nearby to the marked position on the map and then search your favourite position along the fence.
+++ OCT 2020: Construction works for the new GAT are going on here. That’s why the future of SXB is also unsure… +++
|WHAT||From here you have a nice view onto the apron in front as well as the taxiways behind. You may also see some runway movements.|
|TIME||In the afternoon – exact time depends on the parking spot/angle.|
|MISC.||Ladder needed here. Keep a low profile as there is nothing around than the GAT. Also be aware to not to block any preserved spots when parking.|
Casa 295 = 170mm / King Air = 110mm
|Spot #5 – Rue de Herons – 23 Arrivals|
|WHERE||North of the village of Entzheim, take the roundabout’s exit to “Rue de Herons” just a bit south and on the opposite streetsite of a Carrefour marche. Then follow this street for a loooong time, it will lead you along buildings and fences till you almost bump into the highway D400. Continue towards the arrival path and just search your favourite position regarding time and angle there then.|
|TIME||Actually all day as you can easily switch sides by just walking along “Rue de Herons” to cross the path.|
|MISC.||Absolutely nothing around. Take care not to break any entrance restrictions as some paths may be reserved for farmers or residents.|
C135 = 135mm / Puma helicopter = 250mm
Today (09-08-2021), you ca expect a KC-135 at Strasbourg airport. ETA 14:05lt ETD 14:20lt
It will be FAF4016 enjoy!
Tomorrow, on the 27th of August 2020, i will perform my landing training on the A320 in Strassbourg. I am searching for spotters who can take pictures and videos of it, as it is my first time, flying and landing a big commercial airliner, and therefore avery special day for me. I was wondering if you have any contacts who you can recommend?
I would be glad, if i found somebody to help me out.
Hereby i’m sending you the dates:
Date: 27th of August 2020
Airport: Strassbourg (SXB)
Time: 09.15 UTC until 14.30 UTC (more or less 40 touch and goes Planned)
I am especially interested in fotos and videos of the landings that will be flown during the timeperiod of 13.45UTC – 14.30UTC, as this will be my time slot.
I hope I can find somebody who is interested.
Have a fantastic day
Hey ! You can add some place ! Contact me for more information 😉 (I’m an SXB Spotter)
Hi, I have sent you an email.