The Saarbrücken International Airport belongs together with Erfurt at the two smallest international airports, the Federal Republic of Germany, but operates internationally mainly only seasonal charter flights, such as Heraklion or Antalya. The airport has been completely owned by the federal state of Saarland since 2008.
- URL: Saarbrücken (SCN)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 6893 83-0; +49 6893 83-272
- Address: Saarbrücken Airport, Balthasar-Goldstein-Strasse, D-66131 Saarbrücken
- Operator: Flug-Hafen-Saarland GmbH
- Parking spaces: yes, chargeable, approx. 1000 short-term and long-term parking spaces
- Nearby cities: Saarbrücken (8 km), Trier (69 km), Metz (69 km), Strasbourg (84 km), Nancy (89 km), Karlsruhe (96 km)
- Transport connections: Connection via the A6 motorway exit “Fechingen” or “St. Ingbert-West” and / or via the L108 road.
- Train connections: The nearest possible DB train station is in Saarbrücken.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (17.98%), Tuesday (17.82%), Wednesday (15.80%), Thursday (16.47%), Friday (18.49%), Saturday (3.03%), Sunday (10.42%)
- other spellings: Ensheim, Saarbrécken, Sarbriukenas, Sarbriken, Sarrebruck, Saarbrécken, Zārbrikene, Saarbrigge, Сарбрикен, Саарбрукен, Саарбрюкен, Саарбрюккен, Σααρμπρύκεν, זארבריקן, ساربروكن, زاربروکن, ზაარბრიუკენი, ซาร์ บ รึ ค เคิ น,ザールブリュッケン, 자르브뤼켄,薩爾布呂肯, 萨尔布吕肯
Most popular destinations from Saarbrücken (flights per week)
- Palma de Mallorca(15, 20.83%)
- Hamburg – Airport(13, 18.06%)
- Luxembourg(13, 18.06%)
- Antalya(7, 9.72%)
- Crete – Heraklion(3, 4.17%)
- Kos(2, 2.78%)
- Fuerteventura(1, 1.39%)
- Las Palmas – Gran Canaria(1, 1.39%)
- Rhodes(1, 1.39%)
- Tenerife South – Reina Sofía(1, 1.39%)
- other (20.82%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Luxair(82, 41.84%)
- Lufthansa(52, 26.53%)
- TUI fly(34, 17.35%)
- Eurowings(14, 7.14%)
- other (7.14%)
The airport, which opened in 1928, is located in Saarbrücken-Ensheim, approx. 14 kilometers east of Saarbrücken city center. Drivers can reach the airport via the A6 motorway at the “Saarbrücken-Fechingen” and “St. Ingbert-West” exits and / or via the L108 airport expressway.
The regional Saar-Palatinate bus line R10 runs regularly between Saarbrücken ZOB and Blieskastel, which also stops directly at the airport in Ensheim.
Between 1928 and 1939 there was another airport in Saarbrücken in the Sankt Anual district, but for the first five years it could only be approached in the summer season due to technical restrictions. Despite this restriction, the number of passengers rose continuously and so the small airport reached its capacity limits relatively quickly. Due to the difficult aerodynamic conditions in Sankt Anual, the plan of a conversion or an extension was discarded and so an airport was planned, which was then realized between 1937 and 1939 in the Ensheim district. The opening did not take place in the same year because the war broke out at the same time.
It was not until the first LTU scheduled flight from Saarbrücken to Düsseldorf, in 1967, that the airport began regular operations. In 1972, the airport in Saarbrücken officially got an international status, in this regard the further expansion of the area was pushed forward in the following years, e.g. with the expansion of the runway to 2100 meters, which in the following years more and more domestic German flight connections to the most important German airports, such as to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Frankfurt could be offered. The aim was to overcome the stagnation after the Second World War by enabling national and international medium-haul traffic. Together with the upward trend in passenger numbers that has been prevalent since 1998, new construction projects are intended to secure the future of Saarbrücken Airport.
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