Erfurt–Weimar Airport

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Erfurt–Weimar Airport
Flughafen Erfurt–Weimar
Logo Flughafen Erfurt-Weimar.svg
2011-05-18-flughafen-erfurt-by-RalfR-22.jpg
IATA: ERFICAO: EDDE
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Erfurt GmbH
Serves Erfurt and Weimar
Location Erfurt, Germany
Focus city for Germania
Elevation AMSL 1,036 ft / 316 m
Coordinates 50°58′47″N 010°57′29″E / 50.97972°N 10.95806°E / 50.97972; 10.95806Coordinates: 50°58′47″N 010°57′29″E / 50.97972°N 10.95806°E / 50.97972; 10.95806
Website flughafen-erfurt-weimar.de
Map
EDDE is located in Thuringia
EDDE
EDDE
Location of the airport in Thuringia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,600 8,530 Asphalt
Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Erfurt–Weimar Airport[2] (German: Flughafen Erfurt–Weimar, IATA: ERFICAO: EDDE) is the airport of Erfurt, the capital of the German state of Thuringia and also serves the nearby well-known city of Weimar. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Erfurt city centre[1] and is mainly used for seasonal charter flights.

History[edit]

Erfurt Airport in 1979

The airport used to have scheduled service from London Stansted Airport from Ryanair which ceased on 19 January 2005 when the airline moved services to Leipzig–Altenburg Airport leaving the airport with no regular flights operated by a low-cost carrier.

The airport's name was changed from Erfurt Airport in 2011,[3] it was felt that from a marketing point of view the addition of Weimar to the name would better sell the area due to its historic importance.

Facilities[edit]

The airport consists of the two passenger terminal buildings A and B, but only the new Terminal B is currently in use. It features two aircraft parking positions and four boarding gates on two levels, the upper ones are equipped with jet bridges. There are also some shops and restaurants, a visitors terrace as well as travel and rental car agencies located inside the terminal.[4] The apron also features several additional bus-boarding stands for mid-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air VIA Summer seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
Bulgarian Air Charter Summer seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
Croatia Airlines Summer seasonal charter: Pula, Split
Germania Antalya, Fuerteventura (ends 25 October 2014), Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South
Summer seasonal: Heraklion, London-Gatwick, Ibiza, Rhodes
Summer seasonal charter: Faro,[5] Hévíz-Balaton
Winter seasonal: Funchal, Hurghada, Lanzarote
InterSky Summer seasonal charter: Olbia[6]
Nouvelair Summer seasonal charter: Enfidha
SunExpress Antalya
Tunisair Summer seasonal charter: Djerba, Enfidha

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TNT Airways Liège,[7] Katowice

Statistics[edit]

The Check-in hall
Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 at Erfurt-Weimar Airport
Number of Passengers
2000 481,573
2001 Decrease 471,624
2002 Decrease 445,504
2003 Increase 464,681
2004 Increase 526,241
2005 Decrease 438,912
2006 Decrease 356,378
2007 Decrease 315,759
2008 Decrease 308,228
2009 Decrease 270,267
2010 Increase 322,073
2011 Decrease 280,913
2012 Decrease 183,999
2013 Increase 214,948
Source: ADV[8]

Ground transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

The airport can be reached via nearby motorway A71 (Exit Erfurt-Bindersleben) which leads from Erfurt to Schweinfurt in Bavaria.[9]

Tram[edit]

With the extension of tram line No. 4[10] to the suburb of Bindersleben a new stop has been opened in front of the airport at 21 June 2005. The trams depart every 10–20 minutes and connect the airport with Erfurt's main train station via the city centre in about 20 minutes.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Erfurt Airport at Wikimedia Commons