|Operator||Helgoland Air Service GmbH|
|Elevation AMSL||2 m / 7 ft|
Source: official website
Heligoland Airport (IATA: HGL, ICAO: EDXH) is an airfield on the German island of Düne, the smaller of the two isles of the Heligoland archipelago in the North Sea, about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the mainland.
From 2005 to 2006, the main runway (direction 15/33) was extended from 400 m to 480 m for compliance with EU regulations on commercial air traffic.
The airport is licensed for aeroplanes up to 5,700 kilograms (12,600 lb) maximum takeoff weight and helicopters up to 10,000 kilograms (22,000 lb). Due to the limited length of the runways and adverse wind conditions, the approach to and departure from the airport is demanding, requiring experience and special preparation from pilots. For commercial flights, prior training is mandatory.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Heligoland Airport:
|OFD Ostfriesischer-Flug-Dienst||Cuxhaven/Nordholz, Heide-Büsum|
A ferryboat service connects Düne to the Heligoland main island; there is a single taxi that services the short distance between the airport and ferryboat terminals. In general, motor vehicles and bicycles are prohibited on the archipelago.
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