Baden Airpark

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Baden Airpark
Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
EDSB airfield 090912.jpg
IATA: FKBICAO: EDSB
FKB is located in Baden-Württemberg
FKB
FKB
Location of the airport in Baden-Württemberg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Baden-Airpark GmbH
Serves Baden-Baden
and Karlsruhe
Location Rheinmünster, Germany
Focus city for Ryanair
Elevation AMSL 408 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 48°46′46″N 008°04′50″E / 48.77944°N 8.08056°E / 48.77944; 8.08056 (Baden Airpark)Coordinates: 48°46′46″N 008°04′50″E / 48.77944°N 8.08056°E / 48.77944; 8.08056 (Baden Airpark)
Website badenairpark.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,060 10,040 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 Asphalt
Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
airport website[2]

Baden Airpark (IATA: FKBICAO: EDSB), or Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden in German, is a minor 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[1] 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.[3] It features low-cost and leisure flights.

History[edit]

Former Canadian airbase in 1953 (Photo: Bundesarchiv)

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 1994.[4]

The newly founded Baden Airpark GmbH took over the former military to develop it into a regional airport.[4] Technically the airport itself today is part of the actual Baden Airpark, which also includes business facilities.[5]

The first commercial flight from Hapag-Lloyd Flug (now TUIfly) took place in April 2001. In 2008 the airport counted over one million passengers within a year for the first time.[4]

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, Málaga, Palma, Riga, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Zadar.[6]

Facilities[edit]

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.[7] 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[edit]

Landside area inside the terminal
Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Rimini
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Germania Agadir, Funchal, Moscow-Domodedovo (ends 27 October 2014)
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Hamburg[8]
Hamburg Airways Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ryanair Alicante, Bari, Cagliari, Girona, Gran Canaria, London-Stansted, Málaga, Porto, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta,[9] Thessaloniki, Trapani, Zadar
SunExpress Seasonal: Antalya
Tunisair Seasonal charter: Enfidha

The closest other commercial airport is Strasbourg International Airport in France, located approximately 40 km (25 mi) to the southwest.

Statistics[edit]

Three aircraft on the apron at Baden Airpark, two of them from Ryanair
Number of passengers
2008 1,141,070
2009 Decrease 1,087,909
2010 Increase 1,177,201
2011 Decrease 1,114,535
2012 Increase 1,287,382
2013 Decrease 1,059,227
Source: ADV[10]

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport can be reached via motorway A5 which leads from Hesse to Switzerland (Exit Baden-Baden). There are local bus connections to Karlsruhe, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden and Rastatt as well as their respective train stations.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. 
  2. ^ Baden Airpark, official site
  3. ^ Traffic statistics Airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Unternehmen (in German)". baden-airpark.de. 
  5. ^ "Business und Gewerbepark". badenairpark.de. 
  6. ^ "(in German)". airliners.de. 
  7. ^ "Service am FKB". badenairpark.de. 
  8. ^ "Germanwings greift InterSky an – Austrian Aviation Net". Austrianaviation.net. 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden kann erweiterten Sommerflugplan präsentieren". airliners.de. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Anreise und Parken". badenairpark.de. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Baden Airpark at Wikimedia Commons