Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport

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Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport
Verkehrslandeplatz Mönchengladbach
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IATA: MGLICAO: EDLN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Düsseldorf Airport
Serves Mönchengladbach, Germany
Elevation AMSL 125 ft / 38 m
Coordinates 51°13′49″N 006°30′16″E / 51.23028°N 6.50444°E / 51.23028; 6.50444Coordinates: 51°13′49″N 006°30′16″E / 51.23028°N 6.50444°E / 51.23028; 6.50444
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EDLN is located in Germany
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Location of airport in Germany
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach Airport (German: Flughafen Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach or Verkehrslandeplatz Mönchengladbach, IATA: MGLICAO: EDLN) is a small regional airport located 4.4 km (2.7 mi) northeast[1] of Mönchengladbach and 15.2 km (9.4 mi) west of Düsseldorf. It is co-owned by the company which also runs Düsseldorf Airport (70%) and the local utility company NVV AG (30%).

History[edit]

The airport was founded in 1955 as a small airstrip for gliders. A hangar was built in 1957 and the next year a control tower and passenger terminal were constructed. The construction of the 1,200 m (3,937 ft) runway, that is still used today, began in 1970 and it was completed in 1973.

From 1996 until 2002 the Belgian airline VLM operated direct services to London City Airport with Fokker 50 aeroplanes providing up to 24 weekly flights in each direction.

The British Army of the Rhine undertook an exercise in 1955, in accord with the then NATO-Strategy of quick reaction. They built a basic 'field-made' airfield on the grass-covered area for an air-landing-exercise on this site. On finishing this exercise, the British Army of the Rhine handed the area over to the Mayor of Mönchengladbach for use as an airfield.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

There are currently no scheduled services to and from Mönchengladbach. The airport is dominated by general aviation. Additionally, there are few business-charter passenger flights. The next major international airport is Düsseldorf Airport 20 kilometres to the east.

References[edit]

This article is a translation of the German language article "Flughafen Düsseldorf-Mönchengladbach" in the German Wikipedia. (as it was on February 19, 2005)

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