|IATA: ERF – ICAO: EDDE|
|Operator||Flughafen Erfurt GmbH|
|Serves||Erfurt and Weimar|
|Focus city for||Germania|
|Elevation AMSL||1,036 ft / 316 m|
Erfurt–Weimar Airport (German: Flughafen Erfurt–Weimar, formerly Erfurt Airport, IATA: ERF, ICAO: EDDE) is the airport of Erfurt, the capital of the German state of Thuringia, and the nearby well-known city of Weimar, both of which form the largest part of the state's central metropolitan area. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Erfurt city center and is mainly used for seasonal charter flights to European leisure destinations.
The airport's name was changed from Erfurt Airport in 2011, 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.
Despite its importance as a state capital and the central location within Germany, Erfurt features no domestic flights. The only route to Munich Airport offered by Cirrus Airlines ceased by March 2012. However, the city will become one of Germany's most important long distance railway hubs by 2017, when the newly constructed Munich-Berlin high-speed line will meet with the Frankfurt-Dresden line at Erfurt main station. Thereby, Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich will all be reached within two hours by rail from Erfurt, making domestic flights redundant.
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. The apron also features several additional bus-boarding stands for mid-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Erfurt-Weimar Airport:
|Bulgarian Air Charter||Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna|
|Croatia Airlines||Seasonal charter: Pula, Split|
|Germania||Antalya, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, London-Gatwick, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Hévíz–Balaton, Paphos, Rhodes
|Nouvelair||Seasonal charter: Enfidha|
|Pegasus Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya|
|Tailwind Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
operated by Bluebird Cargo
With the extension of tram line No. 4 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.
- EAD Basic
- "Erfurt–Weimar Airport". Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "A new season. A new name.". Retrieved 20 December 2011.
Media related to Erfurt Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Current weather for EDDE at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for ERF at Aviation Safety Network