The airport Friedrichshafen is the southernmost airport in Germany and the third largest state Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is located near the new Friedrichshafen exhibition center, where the internationally known trade fair for business and private aircraft, “AERO Friedrichshafen”, is regularly held. Since the summer of 2009, the new Dornier Museum has been located right next to the airport, in which documentation on the company’s history as well as numerous historical aircraft, models and other aerospace exhibits can be viewed.
Lufthansa regularly connects Friedrichshafen with Frankfurt and Wizzair currently flies regularly to destinations in the Western Balkans, such as Belgrade or Skopje.
- URL: Friedrichshafen (FDH)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 7541 2840
- Address: Friedrichshafen Airport, Am Flugplatz 64, Postfach 1520, D-88046 Friedrichshafen
- Operator: Flughafen Firedrichshafen GmbH
- Parking spaces: yes, chargeable, approx. 1400 short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Zurich (80 km), Ulm (89 km), Reutlingen (93 km)
- Transport connections: The airport is located on the federal highway 30/31, approx. 4 kilometers northeast of the city center.
- Train connections: Trains of the DB and the private Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Bahn (BOB) regularly stop at Friedrichshafen Airport train station.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.70%), Tuesday (14.65%), Wednesday (16.51%), Thursday (15.78%), Friday (15.26%), Saturday (10.04%), Sunday (12.06%)
- other spellings: Fridrihshafen, Фридрихсхафен, Фрыдрыхсхафен, Фрідріхсхафен, Φριντρισχάφεν, פרידריכסהאפן, Ֆրիդրիխսհաֆեն, ფრიდრიხსჰაფენი,フリードリヒスハーフェン,腓特烈港(德国) 프리드리히 스 하펜, فریدریشهافن, فریدریشسهافن, فريدريشسهافن
Most popular destinations from Friedrichshafen (flights per week)
- Frankfurt-Main(31, 41.89%)
- Hamburg – Airport(11, 14.86%)
- Düsseldorf(9, 12.16%)
- Istanbul Airport(8, 10.81%)
- Palma de Mallorca(4, 5.41%)
- Toulouse – Blagnac(4, 5.41%)
- Antalya(3, 4.05%)
- Skopje(2, 2.70%)
- other (2.70%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- United Airlines(46, 16.43%)
- British Airways(40, 14.29%)
- Air China(38, 13.57%)
- ANA All Nippon Airways(32, 11.43%)
- Lufthansa(18, 6.43%)
- Air Burkina(17, 6.07%)
- South African Airways(16, 5.71%)
- Turkish Airlines(16, 5.71%)
- Wizz Air(8, 2.86%)
- Twin Jet(8, 2.86%)
- other (14.64%)
The airport is located approx. 4 kilometers northeast of the city center. Drivers can reach the airport via federal highway 30/31. Directly in front of the airport terminal is the “Airport Friedrichshafen” train station, from where there is a connection to Basel and Ulm.
Regular shuttle bus connections exist, for example, with the city bus line 18 to Messe Ost, with the DB bus “Montfort Line” – 7586 to Tettnang and to the amusement parks “Ravensburger Spieleland” and “Mini Mundus” in Liebenau as well as with various transport companies to numerous communities and cities in the regional area, such as to Arosa, Basel, Bregenz, Brigels, Chur, Davos, Konstanz, Lenzerheide, Lichtenstein, Meersburg, or Ulm.
There is also a daily catamaran connection between Constance and Friedrichshafen, the journey time is approx. 50 minutes. You can find out all current departure times either directly on site or via the Internet.
Friedrichshafen Airport, which opened in 1913, is one of the largest airfields in Baden-Württemberg with its current area of around 150 hectares. At the beginning of the 20th century a suitable place was sought for the training of the airship crews of the Zeppelin works. The first airship hangar was completed in 1915, and the first test runs with the zeppelins took place in the same year.
The first commercially operated scheduled flights from Friedrichshafen were operated by Lufthansa in 1929. The expansion plans by the NSDAP were never carried out afterwards, as the area was badly damaged by Allied combat units due to the local aircraft industry. After the war, the French allies took over the airport operations and repaired the war damage over the years. They also expanded the runway and built new airport buildings.
In 1992, after the French had withdrawn, modernization plans were drawn up by the federal government for the future use of the site. Just two years later, a new runway was completed, and extensive renovation work was carried out to bring the airport up to date. In 1998 the Federal Republic of Germany finally sold the airport to the current operator Flughafen Friedrichshafen GmbH.
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