|IATA: ZQW – ICAO: EDRZ|
|Focus city for||TUIfly|
|Elevation AMSL||1,133 ft / 345 m|
|Aircraft movements||11,855 (-10,4%)|
|Cargo volume||81 tons (+103%)|
Zweibrücken Airport (IATA: ZQW, ICAO: EDRZ), or Flughafen Zweibrücken in German, is an airport in Zweibrücken, Germany. After Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, it is the second biggest airport in Rhineland-Palatinate and mainly features scheduled and charter flights to European leisure destinations.
Zweibrücken Airport is located on the site of the former Zweibrücken Air Base which was shut down in 1991. It is only about 30 km away from Saarbrücken Airport and therefore directly competes with it.
In 2006, Germanwings began a new twice-daily service to Berlin Schönefeld Airport, but ceased them in 2011 due to expensive airports taxes. The airport also used to have regular scheduled service operated by Ryanair to London Stansted Airport. The service was announced on 27 May 2008, but ceased already one year later in May 2009.
In 2010 264,247 passengers used the airport, while 242,880 passengers used it in 2012.
A twice per week service was also operated between Zweibrücken and Antalya by Sky Airlines until the airline ceased operations due to financial problems in 2013. These flights were also replaced by Atlasjet during summer 2013 season, and will be taken over by Freebird Airlines for summer 2014. On 3 November 2013, Air Berlin stopped its weekly summer seasonal route to Palma de Mallorca on behalf of TUI, but those flights will be replaced by Germania for the 2014 summer season. In July 2014, TUIfly will inaugurate the new seasonal route to Ankara, the airport's third destination in Turkey after Antalya and Istanbul.
Zweibrücken Airport features a small terminal building equipped with three aircraft stands next to it. As there are no jet bridges, walk-boarding is used. The airport usually handles mid-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 family.
Airlines and destinations
|Air VIA||Summer seasonal charter: Burgas
Winter seasonal charter: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
|Freebird Airlines||Summer seasonal: Antalya|
|Germania||Winter seasonal: Tenerife-South|
|Hamburg Airways||Summer seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Pegasus Airlines||Summer seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen|
Summer seasonal: Ankara (begins 24 July 2014), Antalya, Heraklion, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
|Tunisair||Summer seasonal: Djerba, Enfidha|
The local bus route 226 connects the airport with Zweibrücken city centre including Zweibrücken station.
- Official website
- Current weather for EDRZ at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for ZQW at Aviation Safety Network
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