Sylt Airport

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Sylt Airport
Flughafen Sylt
Westerland auf Sylt (GWT - EDXW) AN1589689.jpg
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
EDXW is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Location of Sylt Airport
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,564 1,696 Asphalt
14/32 6,955 2,120 Paved
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.


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 the expansion of their services to Sylt: instead of being seasonal, flights from Frankfurt and Munich are now operated year-round.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

Airlines Destinations
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 27 April 2018)[5]
Eurowings Düsseldorf[6]
Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Rhein-Neckar Air Seasonal: Mannheim
Sylt Air Seasonal: Hamburg
SkyWork Airlines Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Bern
Swiss Global Air Lines Seasonal: Zürich
Yourways Cuxhaven/Nordholz, Sankt Peter-Ording (begins 1 May 2018),[7] Wilhelmshaven

The nearest larger international airport is Billund Airport in Denmark, approx. 135 kilometres (84 mi) (by road) to the north. Hamburg Airport is approx. 220 kilometres (140 mi) to the south.


2010 210,000[8]
2011 Increase 217,500[9]
2012 Decrease 176,000[10]
2013 Decrease 175,000[1]
2014 Steady 175,000[1]

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