The Leipzig-Halle Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in Germany and is a major hub of international freight logistics, which is why the DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo in Leipzig major hubs entertained.
The two routes currently offered with the most routes from Leipzig are offered by Condor and SunExpress.
- URL: Leipzig – Halle (LEJ)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 341 224-1155
- Address: Flughafen Leipzig / Halle GmbH, Postfach 1, D-04029 Leipzig
- Operator: Flughafen Leipzig / Halle GmbH
- Parking spaces: yes, chargeable, approx. 5800 short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Wahren (10 km), Leipzig (16 km), Halle (18 km), Halle-Neustadt (22 km), Gera (64 km), Jena (72 km), Chemnitz (82 km), Neustadt (90 km) km), Erfurt (98 km)
- Transport connection: Motorways A9, A14 (exit Schkeuditz / Flughafen)
- Train connections: Airport train station (Deutsche Bahn, S-Bahn)
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.28%), Tuesday (15.02%), Wednesday (14.48%), Thursday (15.53%), Friday (15.09%), Saturday (10.86%), Sunday (13.74%)
- other spellings: Flughafen Leipzig-Halle, Halle, Halle-Leipzig, Lipsia-Halle, Lipsko-Halle, Leypsiq, Lipcse, Lipsk-Halle, Leipciga, Lajpcig, Λειψία, Лейпциг-Галле, Лейпיг, Лейпיг, Лайпциغ, Лиيал Лайпциغ, Лайпциг, Лайпциغ, Лيаל لايبزغ, لایپزیگ, ไล พ์ ซิก, Լայպցիգ, ლაიფციგი, লাইপ্ৎসিশ, लिपजिग, लाइपझिश, लाइपजि, ラ イ プ ツ ィ ヒ – ハ レ, 라이프 치히, 莱比锡
Most popular destinations from Leipzig – Halle (flights per week)
- Frankfurt-Main(40, 14.76%)
- Antalya(36, 13.28%)
- Munich(31, 11.44%)
- Palma de Mallorca(25, 9.23%)
- Düsseldorf(22, 8.12%)
- Hurghada International(13, 4.80%)
- Stuttgart(13, 4.80%)
- Vienna(12, 4.43%)
- Crete – Heraklion(12, 4.43%)
- Istanbul Airport(8, 2.95%)
- other (21.76%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Condor(142, 12.61%)
- TAP Air Portugal(112, 9.95%)
- Lufthansa(105, 9.33%)
- Air China(94, 8.35%)
- Eurowings(74, 6.57%)
- United Airlines(73, 6.48%)
- ANA All Nippon Airways(67, 5.95%)
- Aegean Airlines(63, 5.60%)
- Air Canada(59, 5.24%)
- Singapore Airlines(35, 3.11%)
- other (26.81%)
The airport, which went into operation in 1927, is located near the community of Schkeuditz, approx. 20 kilometers northwest of Leipzig and approx. 25 kilometers southeast of Halle / Saale. Drivers can reach the airport either via the A9 / E51 motorway / Europastraße at the “Schkeuditzer Kreuz” exit or via the A14 at the “Schkeuditz” exit.
Directly below the airport terminal is the airport train station, which was completed in the summer of 2003, since then numerous DB trains from local and long-distance traffic have regularly stopped at. The airport express, for example, runs regularly between Leipzig main station and the airport every 30 minutes, the journey time is approx. 12 minutes, as well as the S5 and S5X S-Bahn lines.
The number 202 bus runs regularly between the municipality of Radefeld, which is close to the airport, and the airport. The “AutobahnExpress Schnelllinienbus GmbH” also runs regularly between the airport car park P3 and various cities in Central Germany. You can find out more information, for example about the routes or the travel times, either directly on site or via the Internet.
Before there was today’s airport, there were airfields with Leipzig / Mockau and Halle / Nietleben, which, however, soon lost their importance due to imperial political decisions.
In the 1920s, it was decided to reorganize the central German airspace and thus create a new airport for the Leipzig – Halle conurbation. Located in the middle between these cities, Schkeuditz was very well suited for this purpose. The airport was finally opened in 1927. Up until the Second World War, the airport was able to record an impressive increase in traffic, so that in 1937 it was in fourth place in the ranking of the busiest airports in Germany.
After the end of the Second World War, the airport did not resume operations as a commercial airport until 1972. In the years before that, the systems were used for mechanical engineering and as a trade fair airport. A terminal building erected in 1966 served as a motorway service station for most of the year; it was only used as a reception building for the trade fair airport during the trade fair.
Despite economic difficulties, the check-in areas were expanded, new navigation systems were built and a new arrival hall was built until the late 1980s.
After the fall of the Wall, the newly formed Flughafen Leipzig GmbH was able to rely on the help of West German airports, which was constitutive for the development of Leipzig Airport. Terminal buildings could be modernized and rebuilt, the runway renovated and driveways and parking spaces created. In 2000, the airport achieved a new level of importance with its new 3600 m long runway, as it now had the prerequisites for an intercontinental airport.
When Deutsche Post World Net decided to build the European DHL hub here in 2004, Leipzig Airport was once again of great importance. In 2008 the opening was finally celebrated.
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