Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart Airport (in German Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) ( IATA: STR, ICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) (10 km (6.2 mi) in a straight line) south of Stuttgart city centre, Germany. The airport lies on the boundary between the nearby town of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Filderstadt and Stuttgart itself. It is the 7th most important airport in Germany and the main airport of the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg with 9,226,546 passengers in 2010. It is an important hub for the German low cost carriers Condor Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa and TUIfly; and global headquarters for car parking company APCOA Parking. In 2007 Stuttgart Trade Fair - the ninth biggest exhibition centre in Germany moved to grounds directly next to the airport, raising the profile of the airport and strengthening calls for a second runway.

The airport was built in 1939 to replace Böblingen airport. In 1945 the US Air Force took over the airport and the US Army still maintains a helicopter base on the southern side of the airport which it shares with the Baden-Württemberg State Police helicopter wing. The police helicopter wing falls under the control of Stuttgart Police Department and has six modern helicopters based at Stuttgart and two in Söllingen. In 1948 the airport was returned to German authorities. The airport was expanded after World War II. The runway was extended to 1,800 metres in 1948, then to 2,250 metres in 1961 and finally to 3,345 metres in 1996. The original 1938 terminal was finally replaced in 2004 and there are now four terminals with a maximum capacity of approximately 12 million passengers.

Politicians, town planners and nearby residents have been arguing for years about the construction of a second runway. However, on 25 June 2008 Minister-President Günther Oettinger announced that for the next 8”“12 years no second runway will be built and that the restrictions for night operations stay in place.

Terminals, airlines and destinations


Passengers and Operations

Top 10 Airlines by Passengers

Wide-body aircraft in Stuttgart
Airberlin has a daily service to Palma de Mallorca flown with A330-200 or -300. Condor serves some destinations in Turkey with Boeing 767-300 during the summer season. Delta Air Lines serves its flights with Boeing 767-300. Turkish Airlines serves some flights between Stuttgart and Istanbul-Atatürk with A330/A340. Mainly because of the holiday season or during the Hajj.

Public transportation and access
Stuttgart Airport can be easily reached within 30 minutes from the city's central railway station using the Stuttgart suburban railway S2 or S3 from Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe station. The airport lies right next to the A 8 Autobahn that connects the cities of Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Munich. From the cities of Reutlingen and Tübingen exists a connection by bus. A large car park belonging to Stuttgart Messe spans the A 8 leading to the airport.

Accidents and incidents
  • On 19 January 2010, BinAir Swearingen SA-227-C Metro D-CKPP was damaged when the right main undercarriage collapsed on landing.

Airlines Destinations Terminal Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki 3 Aer Lingus Dublin 3 Aerosvit Airlines Kiev-Boryspil 3 Air Berlin Barcelona, Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Düsseldorf, Florence, Hamburg, Hanover, Hurghada, Malaga, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo , Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, St Petersburg , Thessaloniki, Venice-Marco Polo Seasonal: Alicante, Bodrum, Dubrovnik, Heringsdorf, Ibiza, Lamezia Terme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Nice, Olbia, Preveza, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Rijeka, Samos, Tenerife-South, Westerland/Sylt 3 Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 3 Air France operated by Régional Lyon 3 Air Malta Seasonal: Malta 1 Air Via Seasonal: Burgas, Varna 4 Austrian Airlines Vienna 1 Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways Graz, Vienna 1 Belle Air Pristina 4 Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Sibiu 3 British Airways London-Heathrow 1 Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal: Burgas, Varna 4 Carpatair Timişoara 3 Cirrus Airlines Münster/Osnabrück 1 Condor Fuerteventura, Funchal, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South Seasonal: Antalya, Burgas, Chania, Dalaman, Djerba, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini 3 Continental Airlines Newark 1 Corendon Airlines Antalya 4 Czech Airlines Prague 3 Delta Air Lines Atlanta 3 Finnair operated by Finncomm Airlines Helsinki 1 Flybe Birmingham 3 Germania Pristina 4 Germanwings Barcelona, Bari, Belgrade, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Cagliari , Dresden, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Madrid, Malaga, Pristina, Rome-Fiumicino, Rostock-Laage, Split, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Zagreb Seasonal: Ankara, Antalya, Athens, Bastia, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir, Kavala, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, Palma de Mallorca, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Zadar 2 Germanwings London-Stansted, Moscow-Vnukovo Seasonal: Sarajevo 1 Jat Airways Belgrade 3 KLM Amsterdam 3 KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper Amsterdam 3 Koral Blue Seasonal: Hurghada, Marsa Alam 4 Lufthansa Berlin-Tegel, Frankfurt, Hamburg Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca 1 Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways Munich 1 Lufthansa Regional operated by Contact Air Bilbao, Bremen, Hamburg, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa 1 Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Düsseldorf, Frankfurt 1 Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Munich 1 Malév Hungarian Airlines Budapest 1 Nouvelair Monastir 4 Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kayseri 4 Pegasus operated by IZair Izmir 4 Qatar Airways Doha 1 Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen 1 Scandinavian Airlines operated by Cimber Sterling Copenhagen 1 Sky Airlines Antalya 4 SunExpress Antalya, Diyarbakir, Izmir, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Gaziantep 4 Swiss International Air Lines operated by Swiss European Air Lines Zürich 1 Swiss operated by Contact Air Zürich 1 Tailwind Airlines Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 3 TUIfly Boa Vista (Cape Verde), Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marsa Alam, Monastir , Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South Seasonal: Agadir, Antalya, Araxos/Patras, Corfu, Dalaman, Enfidha , Faro, Funchal, Heraklion, Ibiza , Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Luxor, Minorca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sal (Cape Verde), Tel Aviv 3 Tunisair Djerba, Enfidha, Monastir 3 Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 1 XL Airways Germany Pristina 3
Passengers Operations 1999 7,688,951 119,904 2000 8,141,020 150,451 2001 7,642,409 146,771 2002 7,284,319 144,208 2003 7,595,286 144,903 2004 8,831,216 156,885 2005 9,413,671 160,405 2006 10,111,346 164,735 2007 10,328,120 164,531 2008 9,932,887 160,243 2009 8,941,990 141,572 2010 9,226,546 135,335 Busiest Routes out of Stuttgart Airport (2010) (percentage of total passengers) Rank Airport % 1 Berlin Airports ( Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport) 10,8% 2 Hamburg Airport 8,2% 3 Palma de Mallorca Airport 6,4% 4 Istanbul Airports ( Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport) 4,5% 5 London Airports ( Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport) 4,3% 5 Antalya Airport 4,3% 7 Vienna Airport 3,5% 8 Düsseldorf Airport 2,7% 9 Hannover Airport 2,5% 10 Frankfurt Airport 2,4% Airlines by Passengers Rank Airline % 1 Germanwings 22,0% 2 Air Berlin 21,8% 3 Lufthansa 15,2% 4 TUIfly 7,2% 5 Condor Flugdienst 5,8% 6 SunExpress 2,7% 7 Air France 2,6% 8 Turkish Airlines 2,2% 9 Swiss International Airlines 2,1% 10 Austrian Airlines 2,0%

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