Baden-Airpark

Baden Airpark
Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden
IATA: FKBICAO: EDSB
FKB
FKB
Location of the airport in Baden-Württemberg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Baden-Airpark GmbH
Serves Baden-Baden
and Karlsruhe
Location Rheinmünster, Germany
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 408 ft / 124 m
Coordinates 48°46′46″N 008°04′50″E / 48.77944°N 8.08056°E / 48.77944; 8.08056 (Baden Airpark)Coordinates: 48°46′46″N 008°04′50″E / 48.77944°N 8.08056°E / 48.77944; 8.08056 (Baden Airpark)

Website badenairpark.de
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,060 10,040 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
m ft
H1 3,060 10,040 Asphalt
Source: German AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
airport website[2]

Baden Airpark (IATA: FKBICAO: EDSB), or officially Flughafen Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, is an international airport located in Rheinmünster in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany, 40 km (25 mi) south of Karlsruhe, 12 km (7.5 mi) west[1] of Baden-Baden and 25 km (16 mi) north of Strasbourg, France.

In 2010, it was the second-largest airport in Baden-Württemberg (after Stuttgart Airport), and the 18th-largest in Germany with 1,192,894 passengers per year.[3]

History

The construction of a military airfield began in December 1951 at a location between the Black Forest and the Rhine River under the supervision of French Air Force. The runway and associated facilities were completed by June 1952. The airfield was granted to Canadian forces and became a military base, RCAF Station Baden-Soellingen, later renamed CFB Baden-Soellingen, from 1953 until 1993.

The newly founded Baden Airpark GmbH took over the airport in 1995 and the first commercial flight took place on May 17, 1997, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Technically the airport is part of Baden Airpark, which also includes facilities for both business and leisure. The latter includes an 18-hole golf course and an enclosed ice rink (both originally part of the Canadian base).

On 25 October 2011 Ryanair announced it would open its 47th base at Baden-Baden (Karlsruhe) Airport in March 2012 with two based aircraft and 20 routes. In addition to Ryanair’s existing 12 Baden-Baden routes Ryanair will open 7 new routes to Faro, Malaga, Palma, Riga, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Zadar.

Airlines and destinations

Ground transportation

The airport can be reached by local public bus links from the Baden-Baden train station and Rastatt train station. There are also regular long distance bus services from Offenburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Heidelberg and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

References

External links

Germany portal
Aviation portal

  • Official site
  • Aviation Safety Network
  • NWS
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