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Mainz Finthen Airport

Mainz Finthen Airport, 2008
Airport information
NameMainz Finthen Airport
Airport typeCivil
LocationMainz, Germany
Elevation160 m (525 ft)

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Mainz Finthen Airport (German: Flugplatz Mainz-Finthen) . is an airport in Germany, located about 3 miles southwest of Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz); approximately 280 miles southwest of Berlin.

The airport serves the general aviation community, with no commercial airline service available. There are also a large number of sailplanes at the airfield. The airport operator is holding Flugplatz Mainz Betriebsgesellschaft mbH on behalf of the former operator of the Mainz Aviation Club.

The airport was first opened in 1939 as a Luftwaffe military airfield (Fliegerhorst Ober-Olm). It was seized by the United States Army in 1945, and used by the United States as a NATO facility (Finthen Army Airfield) until the end of the Cold War. In 1992, the military airfield was returned to the Federal German government, which made it available to private operators as a civil airport.

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