Hannover Airport

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Hannover Airport
Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen
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IATA: HAJICAO: EDDV
Summary
Airport type public
Operator Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH
Serves Hannover, Germany
Location Langenhagen
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 183 ft / 56 m
Coordinates 52°27′39″N 009°41′06″W / 52.46083°N 9.68500°W / 52.46083; -9.68500Coordinates: 52°27′39″N 009°41′06″W / 52.46083°N 9.68500°W / 52.46083; -9.68500
Website hannover-airport.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09L/27R 12,467 3,800 Concrete
09R/27L 7,677 2,340 Concrete
09C/27C 2,559 780 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 5,288,327[1] Decrease
Source: List of the busiest airports in Europe

Hannover Airport (IATA: HAJICAO: EDDV) is the international airport of Hanover (German: Hannover), the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the ninth largest airport in Germany and located in Langenhagen, 11 km north of the centre of Hannover.

History[edit]

Check-in area at Hannover Airport
Departure gate area at Hannover Airport

Hannover Airport was opened in Langenhagen in 1952, replacing an old airfield within the city limits of Hannover. In 1973 two modern terminals were opened, which became famous because of their compact design. They became the archetype for the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. These terminals A and B are still in service today.

From 1957 to 1990 the airport hosted the Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung, Germany's largest airshow. After a fatal accident in 1988, when a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter hit a Jetway with its rotor, and the German Reunification two years later, the Airshow moved to Berlin in 1992.

In the 1990s trials to establish intercontinental services to the United States and Canada were stopped due to low passenger numbers.

In 1998 the larger terminal C was opened to handle more passengers, adding 8 more gates. Up to 33 aircraft can be served simultaneously, of which 20 can receive aircraft stands equipped with a Jetway. All three terminals are capable of taking a Boeing 747. In 2000 a S-Bahn connection was established between the airport and Hamelin via Hannover Central Station. Trains leave every 30 minutes for a 17 minute journey to Central Station. This replaced the airport's shuttle bus service which ran every twenty minutes, more frequently than the S-Bahn, but took longer to reach the airport and railway station. Train service was extended to Paderborn in 2003.

TUIfly, which maintains a base at Hannover Airport, has dramatically reduced services in 2008 and 2009, and passed all its non-traditional holiday routes to Air Berlin late in 2009. In 2010 Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa opened their sixth base in Hannover.[2]

Hannover Airport has struggled to generate increased demand in recent years, possibly due to an apparent reluctance or inability to entice Europe’s low-cost carriers to serve the airport. Although traffic grew satisfactorily during the late 90s, during the last decade, there has been little growth. In both 2007 and 2008, traffic was down less than 1%, but in 2009 it fell by almost 12%.[2]

Hannover Airport is one of very few German airports which are open 24 hours a day, but in practice there are very few flights between 11pm and 4am.

Terminal[edit]

Hannover Airport has 3 passenger terminals named A, B, and C. The landside areas with shops, restaurants, and travel agents are interconnected, but each has its separate airside area with a few more facilities. Concourses A and B each have six boarding gates equipped with jet bridges, while concourse C has eight of them.[3] Additional bus gates are available in each concourse.

The additional Terminal D to the east of the main terminal is a rebuilt hangar which is exclusively used by the Royal Air Force to supply British troops in the north of Germany.

As of November 2013 concourse A is closed for refurbishment scheduled until July 2014.[4] All passengers are handled at concourses B and C in the meantime.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Note: Terminal A is closed for refurbishment until July 2014; the temporary terminal allocations have not been integrated in this table.

A KLM Fokker 70 in Hanover
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aer Lingus Dublin B
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo B
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki A
Air Berlin Palma de Mallorca, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Guernsey, Ibiza, Jersey, Kos, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
C
Air Cairo Hurghada (begins 3 May 2014) TBA
Air France
operated by HOP!
Paris-Charles de Gaulle C
Air VIA Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna B
Belavia Minsk-National B
British Airways London-Heathrow B
Brussels Airlines
operated by Flybe
Brussels A
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Varna B
Condor Antalya, Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Larnaca,[5]
Seasonal: Agadir, Chania (begins 2 July 2014),[5] Dalaman, Heraklion, Kos (begins 10 May 2014),[5] Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam (begins 6 November 2014), Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
C
Corendon Airlines Antalya B
Flybe Birmingham, Manchester B
Freebird Airlines Antalya, Izmir B
Germania Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 8 July 2014), Arvidsjaur, Kittilä,[6][7] Palma de Mallorca (begins 9 June 2014) C
Germanwings Adana, Ankara, Barcelona, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, London-Stansted, Milan-Malpensa, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Rome-Fiumicino, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Catania, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Izmir, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Split, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki, Venice-Marco Polo
Seasonal charter: Enfidha
A, B
Hamburg Airways[8] Seasonal charter: Adana, Ankara (begins 2 May 2014), Antalya (begins 3 May 2014), Elazig (begins 8 July 2014), Gaziantep, Kayseri, Rhodes (begins 27 May 2014), Samsun, Trabzon (begins 6 July 2014) B
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam C
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich A
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich A
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada B
Nouvelair Djerba, Enfidha B
Orenair[9] Seasonal: Barnaul (begins 13 June 2014), Ekaterinburg (begins 3 June 2014), Novosibirsk (begins 7 June 2014), Omsk B
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen B
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen A
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Cimber
Copenhagen A
SunExpress Antalya, Izmir B
SunExpress Deutschland[10] Seasonal: Adana (begins 15 May 2014), Ankara (begins 13 May 2014), Bodrum (begins 1 May 2014), Kayseri (begins 14 May 2014)
Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 1 May 2014), Fuerteventura (begins 2 May 2014), Heraklion (begins 19 May 2014), Hurghada (begins 4 May 2014), Luxor (begins 6 May 2014), Palma de Mallorca (begins 4 May 2014), Sharm el-Sheikh (begins 3 May 2014)
C
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich A
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Helvetic Airways
Zurich A
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal: Antalya B
TAP Portugal Lisbon (begins 3 July 2014) A
TUIfly Antalya, Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sal, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Agadir, Burgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Funchal, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Minorca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sharm el-Sheikh
Seasonal charter: Dubai, Malta
C
Tunisair Djerba B
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk B
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo B
Vueling Barcelona, Málaga C

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Deutsche Post
operated by Air Berlin
Munich[11]
Deutsche Post
operated by TUIfly
Stuttgart[11]
FedEx Express
operated by Swiftair
Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Ground transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Hannover Flughafen railway station is located beneath Terminal C and features frequent services of S-Bahn line S5 to Hannover city centre. The journey time is approx. 15 minutes and the service runs every 30 minutes 21 hours a day.

Car[edit]

Hannover Airport has its own exit on motorway A352, which is a shortcut between the major motorways A2 (RuhrgebietBerlin) and A7 (DenmarkAustria), relieving the often congested interchange Kreuz Hannover Ost. It also can be reached from motorway A2 (Exit Langenhagen) via federal road B522. Some more local roads also lead to the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hanover/Langenhagen Airport at Wikimedia Commons