Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
nativename = Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn
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IATA = HHN
ICAO = EDFH
type = Public
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operator = Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH, Germany
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website = [http://www.hahn-airport.de www.hahn-airport.de]
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:"For the NATO Military use of this facility, see Hahn Air Base"Frankfurt-Hahn Airport ( _de. Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn) Airport codes|HHN|EDFH is a commercial airport located 10 km (6.25 miles) from the town of Kirchberg and 20 km (12.5 miles) from the town of Simmern in the Rhein-Hunsrück district of Rhineland-Palatinate to the west of central Germany. Despite its name, the airport is situated over 120 km (75 miles) to the west of the city of Frankfurt (by road).

History

During the Cold War Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was a frontline NATO facility known as Hahn Air Base. Hahn Air Base was the home of the United States Air Force 50th Fighter Wing (in various designations) for most of those years as part of the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). It was one of several USAFE bases in Germany (Zweibrücken, Ramstein, Sembach, Bitburg, Spangdahlem, and Rhein-Main) all within 100 km (62.5 miles) of each other. Beyond their location in the heart of US troop concentrations, these air bases were well situated to reach all locations within Europe and the Mediterranean region.

On 30 September 1993, most of Hahn Air Base was turned over to civil German authorities, the USAF retaining a small portion as a communications site. It is also frequently used for military charters, these flights being operated by, amongst others, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

The German government decided to turn the former airfield into a civil airport. One of the main investors in the development of the new Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was Fraport AG, which primarily runs Frankfurt International Airport, the aim being to reduce the amount of traffic using that airport.

Hahn charges its airline operators less due to its remote location. This has made the airport popular with low-cost carriers, especially Ryanair which uses the airport as a major hub.

Although its scheduled traffic is almost exclusively international flights, Hahn Airport does not carry the word "International" as part of its name.

Access

The airport is not served by any railway, but there are bus connections to the main railway station in the following cities: Frankfurt/Main (1h 45min, via Frankfurt International Airport approx. every hour from 5:00AM to 12:30AM); Cologne (2h 15min – infrequent); Mainz (1hr 5min – infrequent), Koblenz (1hr 10 min – infrequent) and Trier (1hr 20 min – infrequent).

Hahn is fairly accessible by road, although the nearest Autobahn (Highway) connections are approximately 25 miles (40 km.) to the west (A 1) or east (A 61). Parking and car rental are available at the airport.

Technical information

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport can handle airplanes up to the size of an Antonov An-124 or Boeing 747 cargo jet on a regular basis. The even larger Antonov An-225 cargo transporter has paid visits in 2002 and 2003.

Airlines and destinations

cheduled

*Belavia (Minsk)
*Iceland Express (Reykjavik)
*Ryanair (Alghero, Bari, Berlin-Schönefeld, Biarritz, Birmingham [begins 27 October] , Bratislava, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Féz, Forlì, Fuerteventura, Gdańsk, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Gothenburg-City, Granada, Hamburg-Lubeck [begins October] Jerez, Kaunas, Kerry, Klagenfurt [begins 27 October] , London-Stansted, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester [begins 26 October] , Marrakech, Milan-Bergamo, Montpellier, Oslo-Torp, Palma de Mallorca, Pescara, Pisa, Porto, Prague [begins 27 October] , Reus, Riga, Rome-Ciampino, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon [begins 3rd november] , Stockholm-Skavsta, Tampere, Tenerife, Trapani, Treviso, Valencia, Verona, Wrocław)
*Vladivostok Air (Moscow-Vnukovo)
*Wizz Air (Katowice)

Cargo airlines

*Aeroflot-Cargo
*Air Armenia
*Atlas Air
*EgyptAir Cargo
*Emirates SkyCargo
*Etihad Crystal Cargo
*FedEx Express
*MNG Airlines
*PIA Cargo
*Polar Air Cargo
*Qantas Freight
*TAP Cargo
*TESIS Aviation Enterprise

ee also

*Frankfurt International Airport
*Hahn Air Base

References

*Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982 USAF Reference Series, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C., 1989
*Endicott, Judy G., USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995. Office of Air Force History
*Fletcher, Harry R., Air Force Bases Volume II, Active Air Force Bases outside the United States of America on 17 September 1982, Office of Air Force History, 1989

External links

* [http://www.hahn-airport.de/ Frankfurt-Hahn Airport] (official site)
* [http://www.flyhahn.com/ Official Tourist Information for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport] (official site)


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