The Stuttgart Airport is the largest commercial airport in the southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The airport is one of the ten most important airports in the Federal Republic of Germany and is an important hub for Germanwings and also acts as an important operational base for airlines, airBerlin, Condor, Eurowings, Sunexpress and Tuifly, which have been essential for the steady growth of the popular airport for several years contribute.
- URL: Stuttgart (STR)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 711 048-0
- Address: Stuttgart Airport, Flughafenstrasse 32, Postfach 23 04 61, 70624 Stuttgart, Germany
- Operator: Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH
- Parking spaces: yes, subject to a charge; paid parking spaces and multi-storey car parks
- Nearby cities: Stuttgart (9 km), Reutlingen (23 km), Pforzheim (44 km), Heilbronn (50 km), Ulm (66 km), Karlsruhe (71 km), Heidelberg (89 km)
- Transport connection: Autobahn A8 (Karlsruhe – Munich), federal road B27 (Heilbronn – Tübingen)
- Train connections: S-Bahn S2 and S3 (Airport – Stuttgart Hbf)
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.60%), Tuesday (14.94%), Wednesday (15.44%), Thursday (15.46%), Friday (15.64%), Saturday (10.80%), Sunday (12.12%)
- other spellings: Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Stoccarda, Estugarda, Stuggart, Shtutgarti, Штутгарт, Στουτγκάρδη, श्टुटगार्ट, שטוטגרט, シ ュ ト ゥ ッ ト ガ ル ト, ชا ا ル ト, ช, و ท ท์ ت ت,
Most popular destinations from Stuttgart (flights per week)
- Palma de Mallorca(88, 6.16%)
- Hamburg – Airport(73, 5.11%)
- Vienna(60, 4.20%)
- Frankfurt-Main(48, 3.36%)
- Amsterdam – Schiphol(47, 3.29%)
- Antalya(39, 2.73%)
- Zurich – Kloten(39, 2.73%)
- London – Heathrow(36, 2.52%)
- Munich(35, 2.45%)
- Istanbul Airport(32, 2.24%)
- other (65.21%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Eurowings(1058, 21.29%)
- Lufthansa(363, 7.31%)
- Laudamotion(220, 4.43%)
- easyJet(144, 2.90%)
- TUI fly(136, 2.74%)
- TAP Air Portugal(131, 2.64%)
- United Airlines(116, 2.33%)
- China Eastern Airlines(109, 2.19%)
- Korean Air(105, 2.11%)
- Delta Air Lines(103, 2.07%)
- other (49.99%)
The airport, which opened in 1936, is located approx. 13 kilometers south of Stuttgart city center, near the municipality of Filderstadt.
Drivers can reach the terminal either via the Autobahn / Europastraße A8 / E52 at the exit “Stuttgart-Flughafen / Messe” or via the federal road 27.
S-Bahn lines 2 and 3 run regularly between Stuttgart main station and the airport with a journey time of approx 27 minutes. The END bus line 122 from Esslingen, the RBS bus line 828 from Tübingen, the “expresso X3” bus line from Pfullingen / Reutlingen, the 809 bus line from Neuenhaus, the 74 bus line from Nürtingen and the 36 bus stop at the airport Direction Neuhausen. You can find out all current departure times either directly on site or via the Internet.
A direct train connection with Deutsche Bahn is planned as part of the current traffic and urban development project “Stuttgart 21”. After completion, the travel time from Stuttgart Central Station will only be around 8 minutes instead of 27 minutes.
The airport, which opened in 1936, is operated by Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH on an area of 400 hectares and until 2000 was called Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport. Flight operations began in 1939 and were shut down again in the same year. Swissair was the only foreign airline to fly to Stuttgart Airport until 1944.
After the Second World War, it was handed over to the state capital Stuttgart in 1948 and civil flight operations resumed. After several expansions over the following decades, a Boeing 767 from Delta Air Lines was launched in early 2006, which connects Stuttgart with Atlanta in the USA every day, and a Boeing 757 from Condor Flugdienst, which flies to various destinations in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean (e.g. Portugal, Madeira and the Canary Islands), the largest aircraft that regularly fly to the airport.
In the 1960s and 1970s there were plans to expand the airport into a major airport. However, this failed due to popular resistance. Terminal 1 was opened and the runway was extended in the 1990s. Although Terminal 3, built in 1938, was listed, it was demolished in 2000 due to serious technical deficiencies. The completion took place in 2004.
Stuttgart still only has one runway. The expansion plans for a second runway, which, according to Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH, are necessary for the growing volume of traffic, were rejected in 2008 because these plans were not absolutely necessary. This was then confirmed by the managing director in 2012, as the steadily decreasing number of passengers means that there is currently no further need to pursue these plans in the near future.
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