Stralsund–Barth Airport (IATA: BBH, ICAO: EDBH), Ostseeflughafen Stralsund-Barth in German, is a regional airport serving the city of Stralsund and the town of Barth, Germany. It is located in a popular tourism area at the Baltic Sea (German: Ostsee) and features no scheduled traffic. However, it is extensively used for general aviation including upmarket charter traffic as well as gliding.
|Serves||Stralsund and Barth, Germany|
Commercial passenger traffic began in 1957, when the airfield was extended with new passenger facilities. Lufthansa of East Germany inaugurated routes to the cities of East Berlin, Leipzig, Erfurt and Dresden. Until 1975 the airport was then served by Interflug, providing leisure traffic throughout the GDR. Then, the airport was closed for civilian operations due to political reasons.
After the Reunification of Germany, Stralsund–Barth Airport has been extended and modernisied in several stages. However, scheduled traffic did not return due to the runway being too short for most modern passenger airplanes.
After intensive modernization, the airport was finally completed on 25 April 2012. A new control tower and terminal were built, the runway was extended to 1,450m. The new concept is targeted on the establishment of a hot spot for the Offshore wind power industry in the Baltic Sea. An airport is needed to build the wind parks, secure maintenance and to be in place in case of an accident.
- "Baltic Sea Airport inaugurates new terminal" – including statements on the airport concept, official website (in German)