The Rostock-Laage regional airport is the largest and most important commercial airport in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The airport area is used both civilly and militarily. The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Police’s helicopter squadron is also stationed on the site. The civil operations are managed by Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH.
An exhibition in the terminal offers an overview of the history of aviation in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Here you can also admire a replica of the Heinkel He 178, the first German jet aircraft.
The most important airline is currently Germania, but this mainly only offers seasonal scheduled flight connections.
- URL: Rostock – Laage (RLG)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 38454 321-390;
- Address: Rostock-Laage-Güstrow Airport, Flughafenstrasse 1, D-18299 Laage
- Operator: Rostock-Laage-Güstrow Airport GmbH
- Parking: Yes, chargeable, approx. 1000 short-term and long-term parking spaces, the first 20 minutes are free, parking is free with a disability ID.
- Nearby cities: Rostock (21 km)
- Transport connections: B103 federal road, A19 motorway at the “Laage” exit; Bus connection to the scheduled flights, on-call bus to the charter flights
- Train connections: The nearest possible DB train station is in Rostock.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (13.39%), Tuesday (18.11%), Wednesday (8.66%), Thursday (15.75%), Friday (19.69%), Saturday (2.36%), Sunday (22.05%)
- other spellings: Rostock-Lage, Rostok, Rostokas, Росток-Лаге, Ростак, Ρόστοκ, روستوك, روستوک, როსტოკი, רוסטוק, रॉस्टॉक, รอ ส ต็ อก, ロ ス ト ッ. ク, 로스 ス ト ッ. ク, 로스 ス ト ッ. ク, 로스 ス ト ッ. ク, 로스 ス ト ッ. ク, 로스 ス ト ッ
Most popular destinations from Rostock – Laage (flights per week)
- Munich(12, 50.00%)
- Palma de Mallorca(3, 12.50%)
- Antalya(2, 8.33%)
- Barcelona(2, 8.33%)
- Madrid – Barajas(2, 8.33%)
- Milan – Malpensa(2, 8.33%)
- other (4.17%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Lufthansa(24, 50.00%)
- Laudamotion(6, 12.50%)
- Iberia(4, 8.33%)
- Neos Air(4, 8.33%)
- Corendon Airlines(4, 8.33%)
- ASL Airlines France(4, 8.33%)
- other (4.17%)
The airport, which went into operation in 1992, is located in the Weitendorf district of Laagen, approx. 28 kilometers south-east of Rostock city center and approx. 9 kilometers south-west of the center of Laage. The best way to get to the airport is via the Autobahn / Europastraße A19 / E55 at the exit “Laage” as well as via the Bundesstraße 103 and the Landstraße 13.
Between Rostock ZOB and the airport the bus line 127 of the Regionalverkehr Coast GmbH (Rvk) runs several times a day..
In cooperation with regional bus companies, the Mecklenburg Tourism Association also offers bus transfers to important holiday areas, e.g. to various seaside resorts on the Baltic Sea coast, to the Mecklenburg Lake District and to the island of Rügen, all transfers are based on the Germanwings flight schedule (Stuttgart and Cologne).
Today’s Rostock-Laage Airport is not the city of Rostock’s first airport. Even before the First World War, she had a combined land and sea airfield built near Hohe Düne. While it was used for military purposes in the First World War, civil aviation began after the war. The bathing air traffic and the pilot training of the German Aviation School played an important role. In addition, an aircraft construction company, Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, had its first headquarters here.
After the Second World War, both the airfield and the aircraft construction company were dismantled, causing Rostock to lose its airport.
It took almost 30 years before a new airport was built. In 1978, construction work began on a new base for the GDR’s national people’s army. Military flight operations finally commenced in 1984. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Armed Forces took over Rostock-Laage Airport.
Civil use was made possible in 1992 through a joint use agreement. This started after the opening of the terminal and other necessary facilities by Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH Airport in 1993. A year later, Deutsche Post included the airport in its night airmail network. Since then, all night air mail for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has been handled via Rostock-Laage.
Over time, holiday air traffic became more and more important, so that the new passenger terminal Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (capacity 300,000 passengers) including 2 passenger boarding bridges was opened on September 9, 2005.
The airport gained international attention in 2007 when all take-offs and landings of the heads of government and their delegations were carried out via Rostock-Laage during the G8 summit in Heiligendamm.
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