The Bremen Airport is an international airport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and an important base of operations for airlines Germania and Ryanair. In addition to Bremen Airport, the smallest German federal state is also home to the Bremerhaven-Luneort airfield, which operates regionally.
- URL: Bremen (BRE)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 421 55 95-0
- Address: Bremen Airport, Flughafenallee 20, D-28199 Bremen
- Operator: Flughafen Bremen GmbH
- Parking spaces: yes, chargeable, approx. 4,500 short and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Bremen (3 km), Oldenburg (41 km), Bremerhaven (58 km), Hanover (98 km), Hamburg (98 km)
- Transport connections: Autobahn A27 (exit Bremen Airport), A1 (exit Arsten), A281, federal road B57
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.30%), Tuesday (15.19%), Wednesday (14.56%), Thursday (14.72%), Friday (15.25%), Saturday (12.67%), Sunday (12.31%)
- other spellings: City Airport Bremen, Brémy, Breemn, Brême, Brēmene, Brema, Brėmenas, Брэмэн, Брэмен, Бремен, Βρέμη, ბრემენი, Բրեմեն, بريمن, برمن, ברמן, ー, เบ ร
Most popular destinations from Bremen (flights per week)
- Munich(47, 23.15%)
- Frankfurt-Main(40, 19.70%)
- Stuttgart(26, 12.81%)
- Amsterdam – Schiphol(24, 11.82%)
- Istanbul Airport(16, 7.88%)
- Zurich – Kloten(13, 6.40%)
- Paris – Charles de Gaulle(10, 4.93%)
- Palma de Mallorca(5, 2.46%)
- Antalya(5, 2.46%)
- Hurghada International(3, 1.48%)
- other (6.91%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- TAP Air Portugal(113, 9.16%)
- Lufthansa(108, 8.76%)
- United Airlines(91, 7.38%)
- Air Canada(72, 5.84%)
- Luxair(69, 5.60%)
- Eurowings(62, 5.03%)
- Delta Air Lines(57, 4.62%)
- Air Mauritius(51, 4.14%)
- Air China(50, 4.06%)
- ANA All Nippon Airways(48, 3.89%)
- other (41.52%)
The airport, which opened in 1913, is located approx. 3 kilometers south of the city center, in the Neuenland district. Drivers can reach the airport via the A1 motorway at the Arsten exit and the A27 at the Bremen-Überseestadt exit. The airport can also be reached via the A281 and the B57 federal road.
Tram line 6 runs regularly between the main train station and the airport, the journey time is around 15 to 20 minutes. Furthermore, bus line 52 also runs every 30 minutes.
It was the Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt, founded in 1909, and Norddeutsche Lloyd, who took on the planning for an airship port on Bremen’s Werder. Things finally got going in May 1910, and as early as 1912 the now renamed Bremen Association for Aviation was offering sightseeing flights. On May 16, 1913, approval was given to set up an air base on Neuenlander Feld, where the airport was 400 x 400 meters in size.
On September 15, 1921, the Bremen airport operating company was established, whose share and working capital comes from companies such as AG Weser, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremer Bank, Deutsche Bank (Bremen branch), Kaiserbrauerei Beck & Co. and of course the Bremen Aviation Association. A financially profitable company leasing contract was signed with the Senate of the State of Bremen, so that Lloyd Luftfahrtdienst GmbH and subsidiary of Norddeutsche Lloyd was able to offer flights from Bremen to Berlin, Dortmund and Wangerooge as early as 1920. An international flight landed in Bremen for the first time on July 18, 1920, establishing the cooperation with the Dutch KLM.
In 1937 a system of paved runways was finally set up and together with the taxiways, night flight lights and the Lorenz beacon, Germany’s most modern airport was created. With the renovation work after the Second World War, the east-west runway (09/27) was extended to 2034 m to the east and new radio equipment was built to enable flight operations even in adverse weather conditions. Thus Bremen became a fully-fledged international airport again, flights to Rio de Janeiro and New York for returning US soldiers were offered.
The first measures to restore the full usability of the runway were implemented in 1979, and the ILS (Instrument Landing System) was set up. The extension of the runway requested by Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm (MBB) (now part of EADS) in 1987 to enable the Airbus wings to be removed by a transport aircraft was finally accepted in 1988 and the runway was extended to 2,634 m. However, since opponents of the airport obtained a court order that this 300 m extension may only be used by Super Guppy aircraft, this part of the runway lies fallow. Any other use by smaller aircraft is not permitted.
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