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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, SunExpress Deutschland and TUI fly Deutschland.

Hannover Airport

Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen
Hannover Airport Logo.svg
Sikorsky S-76 KIK-Kleidung D-HSLA, HAJ Hannover (Langenhagen), Germany PP1157616686.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%

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

 
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 2000sEdit

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]

TerminalEdit

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 destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

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

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki[8]
Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Astana Seasonal: Kostanay
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Niš[9][10]
Belavia Minsk
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels[11]
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal: Burgas, Varna
Condor[12] Antalya, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Catania (begins 31 March 2020),[13] Corfu, Heraklion, Jerez de la Frontera, Kavala, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Samos, Split, Zadar
Corendon Airlines[14] Antalya, Ankara, Izmir
Seasonal: Bodrum, Diyarbakır (begins 29 June 2020)[14] Gaziantep, Gazipasa, Kayseri (begins 27 June 2020)[14]
Corendon Airlines Europe Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm El Sheikh (begins 3 July 2020), Tenerife-South
Seasonal: Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Olbia, Rhodes[15]
Eurowings[16] Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Stuttgart, Vienna
Seasonal: Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Chania, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Olbia, Rhodes, Rijeka, Split, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki
Finnair Helsinki[17]
Flybe Manchester
Holiday Europe Seasonal charter: Hurghada,[18] Marsa Alam,[18] Sharm El Sheikh[18]
KLM Amsterdam
Lauda Palma de Mallorca
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Montenegro Airlines Seasonal: Tivat[19]
Nordwind Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo (begins 30 March 2020)
Nouvelair Seasonal: Djerba, Monastir[20]
Onur Air Seasonal: Antalya
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal: Antalya
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
SunExpress Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Bodrum, Gaziantep, Kayseri
SunExpress Deutschland Adana, Diyarbakir, Hurghada
Seasonal: Ankara, Beirut, Elazığ, Heraklion, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca, Samsun, Varna
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TUI fly Deutschland Agadir, Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Sal, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Antalya, Catania, Corfu, Dalaman, Djerba (begins 3 June 2020),[21] Enfidha, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kittilä, Kos, Larnaca (begins 21 May 2020),[22] Malta, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Patras, Rhodes
Tunisair Seasonal: Djerba
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Seasonal: Ankara
Volotea Seasonal: Cagliari (begins 13 June 2020), Toulouse (begins 3 April 2020), Venice (begins 27 March 2020)
Vueling Barcelona
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev–Zhuliany, Skopje

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
ASL Airlines Ireland[23] East Midlands
FedEx Express[24] Billund, Liège, Paris–Charles de Gaulle

StatisticsEdit

 
Departure area
 
Check-in area
 
Cargo terminal

Annual trafficEdit

Annual Passenger Traffic[25]
Year Passengers % Change
2000 5,530,284  
2001 5,157,558   -6.7%
2002 4,751,921   -7.8%
2003 5,044,870   6.1%
2004 5,249,169   4.0%
2005 5,637,385   7.4%
2006 5,699,299   1.1%
2007 5,644,582   -1%
2008 5,637,517   -0.1%
2009 4,969,799   -11.8%
2010 5,059,800   2%
2011 5,340,264   5.5%
2012 5,287,831   -1%
2013 5,234,909   -1%
2014 5,291,981   1%
2015 5,452,669   3%
2016 5,408,814   -1%
2017 5,870,104   8.5%
2018 6,324,634   7.7%

Ground transportationEdit

 
Hannover Airport railway station

TrainEdit

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.[26]

BusEdit

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

CarEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ "Tuifly to offer flights to Iran". Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Hanover Airport: Fluginformationen: Hannover Airport: Fluginformationen: Karl Jatho". 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. 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 4 September 2019.
  8. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Aegean Airlines S19 service expansions as of 31AUG18". Routesonline.
  9. ^ Air Serbia to launch twelve routes from Niš
  10. ^ Zorana Mihajlovic signs agreement on 12 airlines of public interest from Nis 9 May 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.hannover-airport.de/rund-ums-fliegen/direktziele/
  12. ^ "Timetable".
  13. ^ Liu, Jim. "Condor S20 European network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "Flights to Hanover". corendonairlines.com.
  15. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283775/corendon-adds-hannover-rhodes-from-mid-april-2019/
  16. ^ "Neue Strecken - Buchen - Eurowings".
  17. ^ Finnair opens a new year-round route to Hanover for summer 2019 and increases capacity to Dubai for winter 2018-2019 Finnair 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Flight". fti.de.
  19. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Montenegro Airlines adds Hannover service from May 2019". Routesonline.
  20. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Nouvelair Tunisie expands Monastir - Germany routes from Dec 2017".
  21. ^ Liu, Jim. "TUIfly S20 network additions as of 31OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  22. ^ https://www.tuifly.com/de/flug-hannover-haj-larnaca-lca
  23. ^ According to ASL you can check the Travis for HAJ: The plane arrives around noon from Milan and departs around 4 o'clock to East Midlands
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ Unsere Flughäfen. "Regionale Stärke, Globaler Anschluss". www.adv.aero (in German).
  26. ^ "Tariff info" (PDF). www.s-bahn-hannover.de. 2018.

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