Friedrichshafen Airport

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Friedrichshafen Airport
Flughafen Friedrichshafen
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Friedrichshafen GmbH
Serves Friedrichshafen, Germany and Lake Constance
Hub for InterSky
Elevation AMSL 1,358 ft / 414 m
Coordinates 47°40′17″N 009°30′41″E / 47.67139°N 9.51139°E / 47.67139; 9.51139Coordinates: 47°40′17″N 009°30′41″E / 47.67139°N 9.51139°E / 47.67139; 9.51139
FDH is located in Baden-Württemberg
Location of airport in Baden-Württemberg
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,356 7,729 Asphalt

Friedrichshafen Airport (German: Flughafen Friedrichshafen, IATA: FDHICAO: EDNY; also known as Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen) is a minor international airport 1.9 miles (3 km) north of Friedrichshafen, Germany, directly beside Lake Constance.

It is the third biggest airport in the German state of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden and served 545,121 passengers in 2012.[3] Friedrichshafen features flights to some European city and leisure destinations and also serves as the home base for Austrian regional airline InterSky.


This airport was established in 1913 and the first scheduled passenger flights with the Zeppelin started from here, long before they were relocated to Frankfurt/Zeppelinheim.

Presently, a yearly aviation conference hosts the latest in European aircraft designs. AERO Friedrichshafen hosted an attendance of 33,400 in 2011, and 30,800 in 2012. AERO 2013 took place from 24–27 April 2013.[4] The convention center Messe Friedrichshafen is right north of the runway.


Aerial view of Friedrichshafen Airport

The airport consists of one passenger terminal building that features seven departure gates (A-G) as well as some shops and restaurants. The apron consists of seven aircraft stands which feature walk-boarding and bus-boarding as there are no jet bridges. The terminal building also features office space and an observation deck.

Right next to the terminal there is a museum dedicated to the former German aircraft manufacturer Dornier Flugzeugwerke. The airport also is home to the maintenance facilities of InterSky.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick
Air Berlin Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
British Airways Seasonal: London-Gatwick
Germania Hurghada
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn
InterSky Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Seasonal: Marina di Campo (begins 4 April 2015),[5] Menorca, Pula, Olbia, Zadar
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: London-Gatwick, Manchester
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm el-Sheikh
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya Seasonal: Rotterdam
Tunisair Seasonal charter: Djerba
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk[6]
Wizz Air Skopje (begins 29 June 2015)[7]


Number of passengers
2008 649,646
2009 Decrease 578,484
2010 Increase 590,640
2011 Decrease 571,709
2012 Decrease 545,121
2013 Decrease 536,029
2014[8] Increase 596,000
Source: ADV[9]

Ground transportation[edit]


Friedrichshafen can be reached from all directions via federal highways B30 and B31 which are connected to several motorways like the A96 from Munich or the A13/A14 from Austria and Switzerland. The airport is signposted throughout the city. Taxis and rental car agencies are available at the terminal building.[10]


Friedrichshafen Airport has its own small railway station named Friedrichshafen Flughafen directly across from the terminal building. It is regularly served by local trains of DB Regio and the Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Bahn, a local train operator, which continue to the city center of Friedrichshafen or the nearest major city, Ulm.[10]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Friedrichshafen Airport at Wikimedia Commons