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|IATA: FKB – ICAO: EDSB
|Focus city for||Ryanair|
|Elevation AMSL||408 ft / 124 m|
|Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL
Baden Airpark (IATA: FKB, ICAO: EDSB), or officially Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, is an international airport located in Rheinmünster in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, 40 km (25 mi) south of Karlsruhe, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Baden-Baden and 25 km (16 mi) north of Strasbourg, France. In 2010, it was the second-largest airport in Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart Airport, and the 18th-largest in Germany with 1,192,894 passengers per year. It features low-cost and leisure flights.
The construction of a military airfield began in December 1951 at a location between the Black Forest and the Rhine River under the supervision of French Air Force. The runway and associated facilities were completed by June 1952. The airfield was granted to Canadian forces and became a military base, RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen, later renamed CFB Baden-Soellingen, from 1953 until 1993.
Technically the airport is part of Baden Airpark, which also includes facilities for both business and leisure. The latter includes an 18-hole golf course and an enclosed ice rink (both originally part of the Canadian base).
On 25 October 2011 Ryanair announced it would open its 47th base at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden in March 2012 with two based aircraft and 20 routes. In addition to Ryanair’s then existing 12 routes Ryanair opened seven additional routes to Faro, Malaga, Palma, Riga, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Zadar.
Baden Airpark consists of one passenger terminal building equipped with 20 check-in counters and eight departure gates as well as some shops and restaurants. The apron features eight aircraft stands of which most can be used by mid-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737. Due to the location of the terminal building busses are used for boarding.
Airlines and destinations
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Rimini
operated by Eurowings
|Hamburg (begins 1 April 2014)|
|Nesma Airlines||Seasonal charter: Hurghada|
|Hamburg Airways||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Ryanair||Alicante, Bari, Cagliari, Girona, Gran Canaria, London-Stansted, Málaga, Porto, Rome-Ciampino, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Riga, Thessaloniki, Trapani, Zadar
|Tunisair||Seasonal charter: Enfidha|
The airport can be reached by local public bus links from the Baden-Baden train station and Rastatt train station. There are also regular long distance bus services from Offenburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Heidelberg and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
- EAD Basic
- Baden Airpark, official site
- Traffic statistics Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
- "Winterflugplan Winter Flight Schedule / 27.10.2013 - 29.03.2014". Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
Media related to Baden Airpark at Wikimedia Commons
- Official site
- Accident history for FKB at Aviation Safety Network
- Current weather for EDSB at NOAA/NWS