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Hamburg Airport

Hamburg Airport
The Departure Hall at Hamburg Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Hamburg
Airport typePublic
OperatorFHG Flughafen Hamburg GmbH
LocationHamburg, Germany
Elevation16 m (53 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(+)6.0%
Aircraft Movements157180
Movements change 09-10(-)0.2%

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Hamburg Airport , also known as Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport ( ), is an international airport serving Hamburg, Germany.

It originally covered 440000 m2. Since then, the site has grown more than tenfold to 5.7 km2 (5700000 m2). The main apron covers 320000 m2 (320000 m2). The airport is 8.5 km (8.5 m2) north of the centre of the city of Hamburg in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter. Hamburg airport has 17 jet-ways and 54 apron positions. There are two terminal-buildings with the so-called Plaza-building in the middle of them. The Plaza hosts the central security check as well as shops, restaurants, lounges and other service-facilities. In all buildings level 1 is the departure level, while level 0 is arrivals. Hamburg airport offers 14 baggage claims on the arrival level.

Runways, taxiways and aprons are able to handle the Airbus A380, although there is no scheduled A380-service expected. Hamburg Airport is the diversion airport for Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport (XFW), the airport of the Airbus plant in Hamburg, where all A380 are being painted and interior fitted.

In 2008, Hamburg airport served 12,840,000 passengers and 173,500 aircraft movements. Hamburg Airport (measured by the number of passengers) is the fifth busiest of the 16 German commercial airports (after Berlin Tegel Airport). The shareholders of Hamburg Airport are the City of Hamburg (51%) and Hochtief AirPort GmbH. (49%).

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