Stuttgart Airport

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Stuttgart Airport
Flughafen Stuttgart
Flughafen Stuttgart Logo.png
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IATA: STRICAO: EDDS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH
Serves Stuttgart, Germany
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 1,276 ft / 389 m
Coordinates 48°41′24″N 009°13′19″E / 48.69000°N 9.22194°E / 48.69000; 9.22194Coordinates: 48°41′24″N 009°13′19″E / 48.69000°N 9.22194°E / 48.69000; 9.22194
Website stuttgart-airport.com
Maps
Map of the Airport
Map of the Airport
STR is located in Baden-Württemberg
STR
STR
Location within Baden-Württemberg
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,345 10,974 Concrete
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 30 98 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 9.589.045[1]
Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Stuttgart Airport (German: Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STRICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) (10 km (6.2 mi) in a straight line) south[2] of Stuttgart, Germany. It is the 6th busiest airport in Germany and the main airport of the state Baden-Württemberg with 9,720,877 passengers having passed through its doors in 2012. The airport lies on the boundary between the nearby town of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Filderstadt and Stuttgart itself.

It is an important hub for Lufthansa's subsidiary Germanwings and global headquarters for car parking company APCOA Parking. In 2007, the Stuttgart Trade Fair – the ninth biggest exhibition centre in Germany – moved to grounds directly next to the airport.

History[edit]

First years and World War II[edit]

The airport was built in 1939 to replace Böblingen Airport. In 1945, the United States Air Force took over the airport until returning it to German authorities in 1948.

For the duration of the Cold War the runway and facilities were shared with the United States Army who operated helicopters, the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk and other fixed wing aircraft at Echterdingen Army Airfield on the southern portion of the facility.[3] The U.S. Army still maintains a small helicopter base on the southern side of the airport, which it shares with the Baden-Württemberg State Police helicopter wing. The police helicopter wing falls under the control of Stuttgart Police Department and has six modern helicopters based at Stuttgart and two in Söllingen.

Later development[edit]

The airport was expanded after World War II. The runway was extended to 1,800 m (5,906 ft) in 1948, then to 2,250 m (7,382 ft) in 1961 and finally to 3,345 m (10,974 ft) in 1996.

The original 1938 terminal was finally replaced in 2004 and there are now four terminals with a maximum capacity of approximately 12 million passengers.

Politicians, town planners and nearby residents have been arguing for years about the construction of a second runway. However, on 25 June 2008 Minister-President Günther Oettinger announced that for the next 8–12 years no second runway will be built and that the restrictions for night operations stay in place.[4][5]

After the death of former mayor Manfred Rommel in November 2013 local politicians proposed to rename the airport after him.[6] This proposal caused public disputes as he was the son of Erwin Rommel but also highly respected for his work on intercultural affairs.[7] In July 2014 it has been announced that the airport will be named Flughafen Stuttgart - Manfred Rommel Flughafen from now on.[8]

Terminals[edit]

Stuttgart Airport consists of four passenger terminals which have separate check-in facilities and entrances but are directly connected to each other and share a single airside area which features eight Jet bridges as well as about two dozen bus-boarding stands.[9]

  • Terminal 1 is the first of two landside main halls and features together with its addition Terminal 1-West 50 check-in counters. It shares the roof with Terminals 2 and 3 and is mainly used by Germanwings and Lufthansa.
  • Terminal 2 is a small area featuring nine check-in counters and a security checkpoint. It is located within the shopping area between the main halls of Terminals 1 and 3. It is used by Germanwings in addition to their counters in Terminal 1.
  • Terminal 3 is the second of the two landside main halls east of Terminal 1 and 2 and features 39 additional check-in counters. It is used by Air Berlin, TUIfly and KLM among several other airlines.
  • Terminal 4 is, unlike the other three terminals, a separate and very basic equipped building to the east of Terminals 1 to 3 but also connected to them by a walk way. It features 17 more check-in counters as well as several bus-boarding gates and is used mostly for holiday charter operations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki 3
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin 3
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1
Air Berlin Abu Dhabi (begins 1 December 2014),[10] Alicante, Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Düsseldorf, Florence, Hamburg, Hanover, Hurghada, Málaga, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Venice-Marco Polo
Seasonal: Antalya, Guernsey, Ibiza, Jersey, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malta, Olbia, Preveza, Sylt, Tenerife-South, Thessaloniki
3
Air Cairo Hurghada[11]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 3
Air One Seasonal: Catania (ends 30 September 2014)[12] 3
Air Serbia Belgrade 3
Air VIA Seasonal: Burgas, Varna 4
AIS Airlines Münster/Osnabrück 1
Atlasjet Seasonal: Antalya 4
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion 4
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Graz, Vienna 1
Blue Air Bucharest, Sibiu 4
British Airways London-Heathrow 1
Bulgaria Air Seasonal: Burgas 4
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal: Burgas, Varna 4
Condor Antalya, Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Burgas, Chania, Dalaman, Djerba (resumes 30 March 2015),[13] Heraklion, Kalamata, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini
3
Corendon Airlines Antalya 4
Delta Air Lines Atlanta 3
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin Airline
Geneva 3
Eurolot Warsaw-Chopin (begins 26 October 2014)[14] TBA
Flybe Birmingham 3
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya 4
Germania Charter: Adana, Elazig, Gaziantep, Kayseri 4
Germanwings Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade (ends 23 October 2014),[15] Berlin-Tegel, Bremen, Brussels, Budapest, Catania, Dresden, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Hanover, Heraklion, Leipzig/Halle, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, Malaga, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Pristina, Rome-Fiumicino, Rostock, Sarajevo, Split, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Zagreb
Seasonal: Ankara, Antalya, Athens, Bastia, Bilbao, Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Heringsdorf, Ibiza, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kavala, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Rijeka, Zadar
1, 2
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Brussels 1
Iberia Express Madrid (begins 26 October 2014)[16] 1
Israir Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion[17] 4
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam 3
Lufthansa Frankfurt 1
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Frankfurt, Munich 1
Nesma Airlines Seasonal: Hurghada 4
Norwegian Air Shuttle Tenerife-South (begins 26 October 2014) TBA
Nouvelair Djerba, Enfidha 4
Onur Air Seasonal: Antalya 4
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Kayseri, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir 3
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen 1
SunExpress Izmir
Seasonal: Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
4
SunExpress Deutschland Adana, Ankara, Bodrum, Dalaman, Gaziantep, Hurghada, Kayseri, Marsa Alam, Samsun, Trabzon
Seasonal: Heraklion, Rhodes
3, 4
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss European Air Lines
Zurich 1
Tailwind Airlines Antalya 4
TUIfly Arrecife, Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Funchal, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sal, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
3
Tunisair Djerba, Enfidha 4
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Seasonal: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Kayseri, Trabzon
1
Twin Jet Lyon 3
United Airlines Newark (ends 20 September 2014)[18] 3
Vueling Barcelona 3
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík 3

Statistics[edit]

Passengers and movements[edit]

Terminals 1 to 3
One of the two main halls
Departure area
Number of passengers Flight movements
1999 7,688,951 119,904
2000 Increase 8,141,020 150,451
2001 Decrease 7,642,409 146,771
2002 Decrease 7,284,319 144,208
2003 Increase 7,595,286 144,903
2004 Increase 8,831,216 156,885
2005 Increase 9,413,671 160,405
2006 Increase 10,111,346 164,735
2007 Increase 10,328,120 164,531
2008 Decrease 9,932,887 160,243
2009 Decrease 8,941,990 141,572
2010 Increase 9,226,546 135,335
2011 Increase 9,591,461 136,580
2012 Increase 9,735,087 131,524
2013 Decrease 9,588,692 124,588
Source: Stuttgart Airport[19]

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest domestic routes out of Stuttgart Airport (2013)[19]
Rank Airport Passengers
1 Berlin, Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport 935,900
2 Hamburg, Hamburg Airport 706,700
3 Hesse, Frankfurt Airport 257,900
4 Lower Saxony, Hanover Airport 219,700
5 North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf Airport 191,000
6 Bavaria, Munich Airport 181,500
7 Bremen, Bremen Airport 152,800
8 Saxony, Dresden Airport 105,100
Busiest international routes out of Stuttgart Airport (2013)[19]
Rank Airport Passengers
1 Spain, Palma de Mallorca Airport 639,900
2 Turkey, Istanbul (Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport) 515,700
3 Turkey, Antalya Airport 487,100
4 United Kingdom, London (Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport) 420,200
5 Austria, Vienna International Airport 334,300
6 Netherlands, Amsterdam Airport 210,100
7 France, Paris Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport 200,600
8 Switzerland, Zurich Airport 200,600
9 Spain, Barcelona Airport 191,000
10 Greece, Thessaloniki Airport 181,500

Largest airlines[edit]

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER at Stuttgart Airport
A Lufthansa Boeing 737-500 at Stuttgart Airport
Largest airlines by passengers (2013)[19]
Rank Airline %
1 Germanwings 32.3%
2 Air Berlin 19.3%
3 TUIfly 6.8%
4 Lufthansa 6.1%
5 Condor 4.4%
6 Turkish Airlines 3.8%
7 SunExpress 2.6%
8 KLM 2.2%
9 Air France 2.2%
10 Swiss International Air Lines 2.1%

Ground transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

The motorway leading to the airport with a large car park across it

The airport lies right next to the A 8 Autobahn that connects the cities of Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Munich. A large car park belonging to Stuttgart Messe spans the A 8 leading to the airport.

Coach[edit]

From the regional cities of Esslingen am Neckar, Reutlingen and Tübingen exists a connection by coach. Additionally, German long-distance coach operators ADAC Postbus, DeinBus and Flixbus maintain their stop for Stuttgart on the airport grounds with direct connections to several major cities.

Railway[edit]

Stuttgart Airport can be easily reached within 30 minutes from the city's central railway station using the Stuttgart suburban railway S2 or S3 from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe station.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.airportzentrale.de/flughafen-stuttgart-zahlt-2013-weniger-passagiere-und-flugbewegungen/30089/
  2. ^ a b EAD Basic
  3. ^ http://www.mil-airfields.de/de/stuttgart-echterdingen.htm
  4. ^ Flughafen bekommt keine zweite Startbahn. Stuttgarter Zeitung online vom 25. Juni 2008 (in German).
  5. ^ Das Versprechen gilt nur auf „absehbare Zeit“. Stuttgarter Zeitung online vom 25. Juni 2008 (in German).
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.manfred-rommel-flughafen-flughafen-stuttgart-mit-neuem-namen.2394f765-a9a5-4e08-b637-2f3cd8b91080.html
  8. ^ http://www.aero.de/news-19977/Stuttgarter-Flughafen-wird-nach-Manfred-Rommel-benannt.html
  9. ^ http://www.stuttgart-airport.com/travellers-and-visitors/service/terminal-guide/
  10. ^ http://www.airberlingroup.com/de/presse/pressemitteilungen/2014/06/02-airberlin-plant-fluege-von-stuttgart-nach-abu-dhabi
  11. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/27286-egypts-air-cairo-to-begin-year-round-flights-to-Germany
  12. ^ http://www.lastampa.it/2014/08/26/blogs/allacciate-le-cinture/airone-chiude-le-operazioni-nessun-volo-prenotabile-ad-ottobre-ocGOzoGnSaLIOzds9WguXP/pagina.html
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/07/11/de-strdje-s15/
  14. ^ http://eurolot.com/news/newslist,818.html
  15. ^ http://www.airliners.de/aktuelle-streckenmeldungen/33085
  16. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/07/29/i2-hajstr-w14/
  17. ^ L, J (14 March 2014). "Israir Adds Stuttgart Service from June 2014". Airline Route. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfahrt/airport/united-stellt-flug-nach-stuttgart-ein/580088
  19. ^ a b c d http://www.flughafen-stuttgart.de/media/402724/jahresbericht_2013.pdf
  20. ^ "Accident: BinAir SW4 at Stuttgart on Jan 19th 2010, right main gear collapsed on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stuttgart Airport at Wikimedia Commons