Sylt Airport

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Sylt Airport
Flughafen Sylt
Westerland auf Sylt (GWT - EDXW) AN1589689.jpg
IATA: GWTICAO: EDXW
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flughafen Sylt GmbH
Serves Sylt, Germany
Elevation AMSL 51 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 54°54′48″N 008°20′26″E / 54.91333°N 8.34056°E / 54.91333; 8.34056Coordinates: 54°54′48″N 008°20′26″E / 54.91333°N 8.34056°E / 54.91333; 8.34056
Website flughafen-sylt.de
Map
EDXW is located in Schleswig-Holstein
EDXW
EDXW
Location of Sylt Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,564 1,696 Asphalt
14/32 6,955 2,120 Paved
Statistics
Passengers (2014) 175,000[1]

Sylt Airport (IATA: GWTICAO: 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

In 1990 Sylt Airport received new technical equipment as well as new passenger facilities.[2] Today it is capable of handling medium-sized aircraft such as the Boeing 737.

In June 2015, Lufthansa CityLine announced to expand their services to Sylt by changing the formerly seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich to year-round operations.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Sylt Airport:[4]

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Zürich
AIS Airlines Seasonal: Bremen, Münster/Osnabrück
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Frankfurt, Munich
Sylt Air Seasonal: Hamburg

The nearest larger international airport is Billund Airport in Denmark, approx. 135 kilometres (84 mi) to the north.

Statistics[edit]

Passengers
2010 210,000[5]
2011 Increase 217,500[6]
2012 Decrease 176,000[7]
2013 Decrease 175,000[1]
2014 Steady 175,000[1]

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