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Saarbrücken Airport

Saarbrücken Airport (IATA: SCN, ICAO: EDDR), or Flughafen Saarbrücken or Ensheim Airport in German, is a minor international airport in Saarbrücken, the capital of the German state of Saarland. It features flights to major cities throughout Germany as well as some leisure routes.

Saarbrücken Airport
Flughafen Saarbrücken
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesSaarbrücken, Germany
Focus city forTUI fly Deutschland
Elevation AMSL1,058 ft / 322 m
Coordinates49°12′52″N07°06′34″E /49.21444°N 7.10944°E /49.21444; 7.10944Coordinates: 49°12′52″N07°06′34″E /49.21444°N 7.10944°E /49.21444; 7.10944
Websiteflughafen-saarbruecken.de
Map
SCN
Location of the airport in South Saarland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 6,562 2,000 Asphalt
09L/27R 1,788 545 Grass

Contents

First years

The history of aviation in Saarbrücken, the capital of the German federal state Saarland, began on 17 September 1928 in the district of St. Arnual. Flights operated from Saarbrücken-St. Arnual Airport until 1939. The first plane to use the airport was a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt stopping en route to Paris. In 1929 routes to Frankfurt and on to Berlin and Karlsruhe and then to Munich, Vienna and Budapest were opened.

The airport's suboptimal location meant winter flights were not possible and bad weather and poor flying conditions caused frequent problems. Because of this, Saarbrücken-St. Arnual was closed in 1939. A new airport was built in the district of Ensheim. However, the outbreak of the Second World War made opening the airport impossible.

The airport in Ensheim finally opened in 1964 after several years of reconstruction. In 1972, Saarbrücken Airport became one of 17 airports in Germany to offer international flights.

Development in the 2000s

In 2005, a record year, nearly 500,000 passengers used Saarbrücken Airport.

In 2006, Saarbrücken Airport suffered difficulties caused by the opening of a converted former military airport, Zweibrücken Airport, just approx. 40 km (25 mi) away. German leisure airline Hapagfly relocated from Saarbrücken and opened domestic routes in direct competition with Saarbrücken. In 2006, one day when Hapagfly flew from Heraklion to Saarbrücken, there were bad weather conditions at the airport. Pilots tried twice to land at Saarbrücken on a wet runway. They went on to land at Zweibrücken Airport. Following this incident, Hapagfly decided to relocate all their flights from Saarbrücken to Zweibrücken as Zweibrücken has a longer runway. In July 2014 it was reported that Zweibrücken Airport had filed for bankruptcy due to illegal subsidies as it is too close to Saarbrücken Airport, which has been in existence for much longer.

After Hapagfly left, Air Berlin opened routes from Saarbrücken to Palma de Mallorca and Berlin–Tegel Airport, but it ceased flying in 2017. Additionally, Luxair has made Saarbrücken Airport its secondary hub due to its proximity to Luxembourg.

Saarbrücken Airport handled 452,314 passengers in 2011.

Due to Zweibrücken Airport's financial difficulties, TUIfly announced that their seasonal base would be relocated from there to Saarbrücken Airport from summer 2015. Other airlines also moved their leisure flights from Zweibrücken to Saarbrücken for the 2015 summer season. As a result, the airport saw a significant increase in traffic compared to previous seasons.

Saarbrücken Airport consists of one passenger terminal building which features check-in-facilities as well as some shops and restaurants and a covered observation deck. The building is not equipped with jet bridges, therefore walk-boarding and bus-boarding is used. The apron right in front of the terminal features five aircraft stands which can accommodate mid-sized aircraft such as the Airbus A320.

Since 4th December 2018, air traffic control for the airport has been provided remotely from a remote tower centre in Leipzig (450 km away). The project had received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730195 and No 874470. The standard ATC systems are complemented with out-of-the-window 360° and 190° view, with pan-tilt-zoom cameras which can track objects like automatic binoculars, and infrared cameras which give more details during darkness. Sensors can track up to 256 objects in parallel. Despite the airport being controlled from a centre, with plans to control other airports (Erfurt in 2021 and Dresden later), one air traffic controller will provide service to one airport at a time, however the controllers will be cross-trained for the other airports as well.

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Saarbrücken Airport:

Check-in hall interior
Maintenance facilities at Saarbrücken Airport
Apron view


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Passengers
2000 482,595
2001 480,030
2002 461,299
2003 458,183
2004 459,853
2005 486,230
2006 420,221
2007 349,953
2008 518,283
2009 469,933
2010 491,299
2011 452,314
2012 425,429
2013 405,265
2014 353,011
2015 467,092
2016 427,566
2017 396,849
2018 358,868
2019 366,574
2020 51,542
Source: ADV.; 2020

Car

The airport is linked to the A1/A6 motorways (Exit Fechingen) which connect to Saarbrücken itself, to the cities of Trier and Mannheim and to Luxembourg. From France it can be reached via federal highway L108. Taxis and car hire agencies are available at the terminal building.

Bus

Regional bus line R10 provides scheduled connections to Saarbrücken city center including Saarbrücken main station.

  • On 30 September 2015, Luxair Flight 9562, operated by Bombardier Q400 LX-LGH, accidentally retracted the landing gear early during the takeoff roll, before the aircraft gained enough airspeed to take off, resulting in the plane landing on its belly. The aircraft was severely damaged.
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  7. Frequentis (March 2021). "Germany adopts advanced remote tower technology"(PDF). Retrieved1 June 2021.
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  12. "Luxair-Maschinn brécht Start of a kënnt um Bauch un d'Halen" (in Luxembourgish). RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. Retrieved30 September 2015.
  13. "Investigation report of an accident with a Bombardier DHC-8 at Saarbrücken airport". BFU. Retrieved19 September 2017.

Media related to Saarbrücken Airport at Wikimedia Commons

Saarbrücken Airport
Saarbrucken Airport Language Watch Edit Saarbrucken Airport IATA SCN ICAO EDDR or Flughafen Saarbrucken ˌfluːkhaːfn zaːɐ ˈbʁʏkn or Ensheim Airport in German is a minor international airport in Saarbrucken the capital of the German state of Saarland It features flights to major cities throughout Germany as well as some leisure routes Saarbrucken Airport Flughafen SaarbruckenIATA SCNICAO EDDRSummaryAirport typePublicServesSaarbrucken GermanyFocus city forTUI fly DeutschlandElevation AMSL1 058 ft 322 mCoordinates49 12 52 N 07 06 34 E 49 21444 N 7 10944 E 49 21444 7 10944 Coordinates 49 12 52 N 07 06 34 E 49 21444 N 7 10944 E 49 21444 7 10944Websiteflughafen saarbruecken deMapSCNLocation of the airport in South SaarlandRunwaysDirection Length Surfaceft m09 27 6 562 2 000 Asphalt09L 27R 1 788 545 Grass Contents 1 History 1 1 First years 1 2 Development in the 2000s 2 Facilities 3 Airlines and destinations 4 Statistics 5 Ground transportation 5 1 Car 5 2 Bus 6 Accidents and incidents 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory EditFirst years Edit The history of aviation in Saarbrucken the capital of the German federal state Saarland began on 17 September 1928 in the district of St Arnual Flights operated from Saarbrucken St Arnual Airport until 1939 The first plane to use the airport was a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt stopping en route to Paris In 1929 routes to Frankfurt and on to Berlin and Karlsruhe and then to Munich Vienna and Budapest were opened The airport s suboptimal location meant winter flights were not possible and bad weather and poor flying conditions caused frequent problems Because of this Saarbrucken St Arnual was closed in 1939 A new airport was built in the district of Ensheim However the outbreak of the Second World War made opening the airport impossible The airport in Ensheim finally opened in 1964 after several years of reconstruction In 1972 Saarbrucken Airport became one of 17 airports in Germany to offer international flights Development in the 2000s Edit In 2005 a record year nearly 500 000 passengers used Saarbrucken Airport In 2006 Saarbrucken Airport suffered difficulties caused by the opening of a converted former military airport Zweibrucken Airport just approx 40 km 25 mi away German leisure airline Hapagfly relocated from Saarbrucken and opened domestic routes in direct competition with Saarbrucken In 2006 one day when Hapagfly flew from Heraklion to Saarbrucken there were bad weather conditions at the airport Pilots tried twice to land at Saarbrucken on a wet runway They went on to land at Zweibrucken Airport Following this incident Hapagfly decided to relocate all their flights from Saarbrucken to Zweibrucken as Zweibrucken has a longer runway 1 In July 2014 it was reported that Zweibrucken Airport had filed for bankruptcy due to illegal subsidies as it is too close to Saarbrucken Airport which has been in existence for much longer 2 After Hapagfly left Air Berlin opened routes from Saarbrucken to Palma de Mallorca and Berlin Tegel Airport but it ceased flying in 2017 Additionally Luxair has made Saarbrucken Airport its secondary hub due to its proximity to Luxembourg Saarbrucken Airport handled 452 314 passengers in 2011 Due to Zweibrucken Airport s financial difficulties TUIfly announced that their seasonal base would be relocated from there to Saarbrucken Airport from summer 2015 3 Other airlines also moved their leisure flights from Zweibrucken to Saarbrucken for the 2015 summer season As a result the airport saw a significant increase in traffic compared to previous seasons 4 Facilities EditSaarbrucken Airport consists of one passenger terminal building which features check in facilities as well as some shops and restaurants and a covered observation deck The building is not equipped with jet bridges therefore walk boarding and bus boarding is used The apron right in front of the terminal features five aircraft stands which can accommodate mid sized aircraft such as the Airbus A320 Since 4th December 2018 air traffic control for the airport has been provided remotely from a remote tower centre in Leipzig 450 km away The project had received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730195 and No 874470 5 The standard ATC systems are complemented with out of the window 360 and 190 view with pan tilt zoom cameras which can track objects like automatic binoculars and infrared cameras which give more details during darkness Sensors can track up to 256 objects in parallel 6 Despite the airport being controlled from a centre with plans to control other airports Erfurt in 2021 and Dresden later 6 one air traffic controller will provide service to one airport at a time however the controllers will be cross trained for the other airports as well 7 Airlines and destinations EditThe following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Saarbrucken Airport 8 AirlinesDestinationsCorendon AirlinesAntalya Seasonal HeraklionDATBerlin HamburgEurowingsSeasonal Palma de MallorcaSunExpressAntalyaTUI fly DeutschlandSeasonal charter Fuerteventura Gran Canaria Heraklion Kos Palma de Mallorca RhodesStatistics Edit Check in hall interior Maintenance facilities at Saarbrucken Airport Apron view See source Wikidata query and sources Passengers2000 482 5952001 480 0302002 461 2992003 458 1832004 459 8532005 486 2302006 420 2212007 349 9532008 518 2832009 469 9332010 491 2992011 452 3142012 425 4292013 405 2652014 353 0112015 467 0922016 427 5662017 396 8492018 358 8682019 366 5742020 51 542Source ADV 9 2020 10 Ground transportation EditCar Edit The airport is linked to the A1 A6 motorways Exit Fechingen which connect to Saarbrucken itself to the cities of Trier and Mannheim and to Luxembourg From France it can be reached via federal highway L108 Taxis and car hire agencies are available at the terminal building 11 Bus Edit Regional bus line R10 provides scheduled connections to Saarbrucken city center including Saarbrucken main station 11 Accidents and incidents EditOn 30 September 2015 Luxair Flight 9562 operated by Bombardier Q400 LX LGH accidentally retracted the landing gear early during the takeoff roll before the aircraft gained enough airspeed to take off resulting in the plane landing on its belly The aircraft was severely damaged 12 13 See also EditTransport in Germany List of airports in GermanyReferences Edit Tuifly verlasst Anfang November den Flughafen Zweibrucken airliners de Flughafen Zweibrucken stellt Insolvenzantrag airliners de Euro Business Communication Verlag GmbH touristik aktuell touristik aktuell de Flughafen Saarbrucken GmbH NewsDetail de flughafen saarbruecken de Archived from the original on 2015 02 19 Remote Tower Control now operational at International Airport Saarbrucken in Germany Remote Tower EU 5 December 2018 Retrieved 1 June 2021 a b DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung Saarbrucken Airport 17 June 2020 More than one year of remote control at Saarbrucken International Airport Review Retrieved 1 June 2021 Frequentis March 2021 Germany adopts advanced remote tower technology PDF Retrieved 1 June 2021 flughafen saarbrucken de Schedule German retrieved 1 October 2021 German Airport Statistics German Archived from the original on 2016 01 24 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughafen ADV 2 February 2021 ADV Monatsstatistik ADV Monthly Traffic Report 12 2020 PDF in German Berlin p 12 Retrieved 1 June 2021 a b Flughafen Saarbrucken GmbH By car flughafen saarbruecken de Archived from the original on 2011 07 08 Luxair Maschinn brecht Start of a kennt um Bauch un d Halen in Luxembourgish RTL Tele Letzebuerg Retrieved 30 September 2015 Investigation report of an accident with a Bombardier DHC 8 at Saarbrucken airport BFU Retrieved 19 September 2017 External links Edit Media related to Saarbrucken Airport at Wikimedia Commons Official website Current weather for EDDR at NOAA NWS Accident 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