Zweibrücken Airport

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Zweibrücken Airport
Flughafen Zweibrücken
Flughafen Zweibrücken Terminal.jpg
IATA: ZQWICAO: EDRZ
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Zweibrücken, Germany
Focus city for TUIfly
Elevation AMSL 1,133 ft / 345 m
Coordinates 49°12′34″N 07°24′02″E / 49.20944°N 7.40056°E / 49.20944; 7.40056Coordinates: 49°12′34″N 07°24′02″E / 49.20944°N 7.40056°E / 49.20944; 7.40056
Website flughafen-zweibruecken.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,776 2,675 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 220,740 (-9,1%)
Aircraft movements 11,855 (-10,4%)
Cargo volume 81 tons (+103%)
Source:[1]

Zweibrücken Airport (IATA: ZQWICAO: 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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 TUIfly 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.

Facilities[edit]

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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air VIA Summer seasonal charter: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Freebird Airlines Summer seasonal: Antalya
Germania Tenerife-South
Hamburg Airways Charter: Antalya
Pegasus Airlines Summer seasonal: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Tailwind Airlines Summer seasonal charter: Antalya
TUIfly Fuerteventura
Summer seasonal: Ankara (begins 24 July 2014),[3] Antalya, Heraklion, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
Tunisair Summer seasonal: Djerba, Enfidha

Ground transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

Zweibrücken Airport can be reached via motorway A8 (exit Contwig, Flughafen, Bitche (F)) which leads to Saarbrücken and Luxembourg and from France directly via federal highway L700.[4]

Bus[edit]

The local bus route 226 connects the airport with Zweibrücken city centre including Zweibrücken station.[4]

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