|IATA: GWT – ICAO: EDXW|
|Operator||Flughafen Sylt GmbH|
|Elevation AMSL||51 ft / 16 m|
Sylt Airport (IATA: GWT, ICAO: EDXW) is the airport on the German island of Sylt located in the municipality of the same name. It mostly features summer seasonal scheduled traffic to major German cities as well as general aviation and gliding.
Sometimes the airport is referred to as Westerland/Sylt named after Westerland, a well-known part of the municipality of Sylt which however is not the nearest settlement to the airport.
The island of Sylt used to be a famous destination for leisure and holidays back in the beginning of the 20th century. Sylt's first small airport was established right after World War I and in 1919 first scheduled routes to Weimar, Hamburg and Berlin commenced.
During World War II the airport was significantly redeveloped and enlarged to serve as a military base. In the 1960s the leisure traffic came back and developed strongly from the 1970s onwards.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Sylt Airport:
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Munich, Nuremberg (begins 2 May 2015), Stuttgart, Zürich
|AIS Airlines||Seasonal: Bremen, Münster/Osnabrück|
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
|Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich|
|Sylt Air||Seasonal: Hamburg|
- flughafen-sylt.de - Historie (German)
- airliners.de Erneut Rekordjahr am Flughafen Sylt (German)
- Official website
- Current weather for EDXW at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for GWT at Aviation Safety Network