Hannover Airport

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Hannover Airport

Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen
Hannover Airport Logo.svg
Luftbild flughafen hannover.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFlughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH
ServesHannover, Germany
LocationLangenhagen
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL183 ft / 56 m
Coordinates52°27′39″N 009°41′06″E / 52.46083°N 9.68500°E / 52.46083; 9.68500Coordinates: 52°27′39″N 009°41′06″E / 52.46083°N 9.68500°E / 52.46083; 9.68500
Websitehannover-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 (2018)
Passengers6,324,634 Increase 7.7%

Hannover Airport (IATA: HAJ, ICAO: EDDV) is the international airport of Hannover, capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. The ninth largest airport in Germany, it is in Langenhagen, 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Hannover. The airport has flights to European metropolitan and leisure destinations, and serves as a base for Eurowings, Condor, Corendon Airlines Europe and TUI fly Deutschland.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Hannover Airport in 1970

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.

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

In 1998, the largest terminal, C, was opened to handle more passengers, adding 8 more boarding gates and 3 bus departure gates. Up to 33 aircraft can be handled simultaneously, of which 20 can use aircraft stands equipped with a Jetway. All three terminals are capable of handling a Boeing 747.

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

Development since the 2000s[edit]

In 2000, an S-Bahn connection was established between the airport and Hamelin via Hannover Central Station. This replaced the airport's shuttle bus service which ran every 20 minutes, more frequently than the S-Bahn, but took longer to reach the airport and railway station. The train service was extended to Paderborn in 2003.

TUIfly, which maintains a base at Hannover Airport, 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 at Hannover.[1] In 2017, now defunct airline Air Berlin fully reduced the flight program and operated its last flight from Hannover in March 2017.

Hannover Airport has struggled to generate increased demand in recent years, possibly due to a reluctance or inability to attract Europe's low-cost carriers to serve the airport. New routes from network carriers to their hubs were opened and closed after one season/year due to low demand (e.g., Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, TAP Air Portugal). Although traffic grew satisfactorily during the late 1990s, 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%.[1] Hannover Airport is one of very few German airports which are open 24 hours a day, but there are very few flights between 23:00 and 04:00.

According to local press plans to restart scheduled long haul operation with a connection to Iran are currently under investigation.[2]

The General Aviation Terminal, located near the center runway, was renamed Karl Jatho Terminal in honour of Hanoverian aviation pioneer Karl Jatho.[3]

Terminal[edit]

Hannover Airport has three passenger terminal concourses named Terminals 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. Terminals A and B each have six boarding gates equipped with jet bridges, while Terminal C has eight of them.[4] Additional bus gates are available in each concourse. Terminal A underwent a major refurbishment as the first concourse from April 2013 and reopened on 9 July 2014.[5][6]

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 transport British troops to and from Northern Germany.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Hannover Airport:[7]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki[8]
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air France Hop Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Niš[9][10]
Belavia Minsk
British Airways London–Heathrow
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal: Burgas, Varna
Condor[11][12] Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos, Split
Corendon Airlines Antalya, Ankara, Fuerteventura,[13] Gran Canaria,[13] Hurghada, Izmir, Lanzarote,[13] Tenerife–South[13]
Seasonal: Adana,[13] Bodrum, Catania,[13] Diyarbakır,[13] Gaziantep, Gazipaşa, Heraklion, Ibiza,[13] Kayseri,[13] Kos,[13] Lamezia Terme,[13] Olbia,[13] Palma de Mallorca,[13] Rhodes, Sharm El Sheikh[13]
Eurowings[14] Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Kos, Lamezia Terme, Split, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Varna[15]
Holiday Europe Seasonal charter: Hurghada,[16] Marsa Alam,[16] Sharm El Sheikh[16]
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Montenegro Airlines Seasonal: Tivat[17]
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba, Monastir[18]
Onur Air Seasonal: Antalya
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya
Ryanair Palma de Mallorca
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
SunExpress Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Bodrum, Gaziantep, Kayseri
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TUI fly Deutschland Agadir, Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca, Sal, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Corfu, Dalaman, Djerba,[19] Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Larnaca,[20] Menorca, Patras, Rhodes
Tunisair Seasonal: Djerba
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Seasonal: Adana,[21] Ankara, Diyarbakır,[21] Samsun[21]
Volotea Seasonal: Cagliari,[22] Toulouse,[23] Venice[23]
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Belgrade, Budapest, Kiev–Zhuliany, Skopje, Varna[24]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Express[25] Billund, Liège, Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Statistics[edit]

Departure area
Check-in area
Cargo terminal

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual Passenger Traffic[26]
Year Passengers % Change
2000 5,530,284 Steady
2001 5,157,558 Decrease -6.7%
2002 4,751,921 Decrease -7.8%
2003 5,044,870 Increase 6.1%
2004 5,249,169 Increase 4.0%
2005 5,637,385 Increase 7.4%
2006 5,699,299 Increase 1.1%
2007 5,644,582 Decrease -1%
2008 5,637,517 Decrease -0.1%
2009 4,969,799 Decrease -11.8%
2010 5,059,800 Increase 2%
2011 5,340,264 Increase 5.5%
2012 5,287,831 Decrease -1%
2013 5,234,909 Decrease -1%
2014 5,291,981 Increase 1%
2015 5,452,669 Increase 3%
2016 5,408,814 Decrease -1%
2017 5,870,104 Increase 8.5%
2018 6,324,634 Increase 7.7%
2019 6,301,366 Decrease 0.4%

Ground transportation[edit]

Hannover Airport railway station

Train[edit]

Hannover Flughafen railway station is located beneath Terminal C and features frequent services of Hanover S-Bahn line S5 to Hannover city centre. The journey time is approx. 17 minutes and the service runs every 30 minutes 22 hours a day. During important fairs like the Hanover Fair additional hourly services of Hanover S-Bahn line S8 link the airport with the Hanover fairground.[27]

Bus[edit]

The 470 bus runs directly from the Langenhagen-Zentrum station to Hannover Airport.

Car[edit]

Hannover Airport has its own exit on motorway A352, but can also reached via some local roads. Approx. 14,000 parking spaces are available.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b anna.aero (5 May 2010). "Germanwings' new Hanover base launches with 16 routes; half of 75 weekly flights target the Air Berlin monopoly routes". anna.aero Airline News & Analysis. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Tuifly to offer flights to Iran". Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Hanover Airport: Fluginformationen: Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Karl Jatho". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Site". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Airport-Terminal umgebaut - Schneller einchecken und mehr Komfort". BILD.de. 2 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Umbau Terminal A (Refurbishment of terminal A from OCT-2013 until JUL-2014)". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Flight Plan". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  8. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Aegean Airlines S19 service expansions as of 31AUG18". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Air Serbia to launch twelve routes from Niš". Archived from the original on 8 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  10. ^ Zorana Mihajlovic signs agreement on 12 airlines of public interest from Nis Archived 9 May 2019 at the Wayback Machine 9 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Timetable". Archived from the original on 23 September 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  12. ^ condor.com - Flugplan Sommer 2020 Archived 3 December 2019 at the Wayback Machine (German) retrieved 8 June 2020
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Liu, Jim (27 January 2020). "Corendon Airlines S20 Network expansion". routesonline.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Neue Strecken - Buchen - Eurowings". Archived from the original on 29 October 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "Eurowings expands Varna service in 3Q20". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  16. ^ a b c "Flight". fti.de. Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  17. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Montenegro Airlines adds Hannover service from May 2019". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  18. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nouvelair Tunisie expands Monastir - Germany routes from Dec 2017". Archived from the original on 16 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly S20 network additions as of 31OCT19". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (24 January 2020). "TUIfly adds Hannover – Larnaca service from May 2020". routesonline.com. Archived from the original on 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  21. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (1 June 2020). "Turkish Airlines S20 European network addition as of 29MAY20". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim (11 October 2019). "Volotea S20 network additions as of 10OCT19". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  23. ^ a b Liu, Jim (3 December 2019). "Volotea S20 new routes as of 29NOV19". Routesonline. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  24. ^ https://flightzone.bg/wizz-air-3-ti-samolet-varna-2020/
  25. ^ "According to FedEx you can check the Travis for HAJ: Tu.-Fr. morning one flight to Billund (B734 or B738) coming from Liege, Mo.-Fr. Evening: One flight to Liege (B738) coming from Oslo and to Paris (B734) coming from Berlin-SXF". Archived from the original on 14 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  26. ^ Unsere Flughäfen. "Regionale Stärke, Globaler Anschluss". www.adv.aero (in German). Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Tariff info" (PDF). www.s-bahn-hannover.de. 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hannover Airport at Wikimedia Commons