Debrecen International Airport

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Debrecen International Airport
Debreceni nemzetközi repülőtér
IATA: DEBICAO: LHDC
Summary
Operator Airport Debrecen Kft.
Serves Debrecen, Hungary
Elevation AMSL 110 m / 361 ft
Coordinates 47°29′20″N 021°36′55″E / 47.48889°N 21.61528°E / 47.48889; 21.61528Coordinates: 47°29′20″N 021°36′55″E / 47.48889°N 21.61528°E / 47.48889; 21.61528
Website debrecenairport.com
Map
DEB is located in Hungary
DEB
DEB
Location of the airport in Hungary
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 2,500 8,202 Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 40 131 Asphalt
Source: Hungarian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Debrecen International Airport[2] (IATA: DEBICAO: LHDC) is the international airport of Debrecen in the Hajdú-Bihar County of Hungary. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) south southwest[1] of the city center and also easily accessible to adjacent regions of Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine.

History[edit]

The history of Debrecen Airport goes back to the early 20th Century. The first official regular flight carrying mail took off in 1930. Subsequently the Airport served sport and military purposes. From 1930 it had remarkable domestic traffic serving flights from Debrecen to Budapest and to other major cities in Hungary. During World War II it was the base of a Hungarian bombing squad.

Between 1946 and 1968 Debrecen Airport functioned also as an emergency airfield for Budapest Airport. Following World War II the Soviet air force had control over the airport until 1990. The political transition brought revival of the airport and international civilian traffic was launched together with sports aviation.

In May 1991, Soviet troops vacated the airport and handed in over to the Hungarian State. In 1994 Debrecen Municipal Government realized the need to develop the airport and included it in its development plan. The city purchased the airport and has been steadily developing it.

Till 2004 Debrecen city invested 3.5 billion Forints to buy out, operate and continually develop Debrecen Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bulgarian Air Charter Summer seasonal charter: Burgas
Freebird Airlines Summer seasonal charter: Antalya
Germania Summer seasonal charter: Erfurt-Weimar, Dresden, Leipzig/Halle
Travel Service Airlines Summer seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Zakynthos
Wizz Air Eindhoven, London-Luton

The nearest other airport featuring scheduled traffic is Oradea International Airport in Romania 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Debrecen.

Ground transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

From Mainroad 47 the airport road is accessible that is leading directly into the airport. The airport also can be reached by taxi. Passengers arriving at the airport can get to their destinations for a fix tariff within the city.

Coach[edit]

The airport shuttle of DKV,[3] the local transport company, is operated between the airport and Debrecen. It connects the airport with the railway station and some of the main hotels in the city center.

Walk[edit]

The airport is located on the outskirts of the city, and the train station can be reached within 40 minutes. However, sidewalks are partly missing near the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Debrecen International Airport at Wikimedia Commons