Bremen Airport

Bremen International Airport is a large air harbor with an annual passenger flow of more than 2.5 million people.

History

Bremen Airport is considered one of the oldest in the world, in particular, the first plans for the construction of an air harbor on the territory of the current international airport were adopted back in 1909, while it was assumed that the airport will serve mainly airships, since, by its very nature, the era of aircraft construction has not yet begun.

For several reasons, the construction of a civil airfield was discontinued, and in 1913 a military base appeared here, which was actively used during the First World War.

In 1919, the construction of a civil airport began on the site of the airbase, however, due to insufficient financial resources, the first terminal appeared here only in 1925.

In 1937, the functionality of the Bremen Airport expanded significantly, in particular, four runways appeared here, which intersected each other, which, in turn, made it possible to receive aircraft regardless of the strength and direction of the wind.

During the Second World War, the infrastructure of the Bremen airport was almost destroyed by massive bombardments. In the period from 1945 to 1948, the Bremen airport was used as a military base of the US Air Force, moreover, the military command of this country almost completely restored the infrastructure of the air harbor.

In 1949, Bremen Airport was again commissioned and began to develop quite actively, in particular, the route network of the air harbor was growing rapidly, the runways were extended to receive and service large aircraft, and in the early 50s, The airport was given the status of an international air harbor.

As the route network expanded, the length of the runways of the Bremen International Airport increased, which made it possible to serve more passengers, and already in 1989, the air harbor served more than 1 million passengers.

At the end of 2017, Bremen International Airport served more than 2.54 million passengers.

Infrastructure

The modern Bremen International Airport has at its disposal two runways:

  • Asphalt runway with a length of 700 meters and a width of 23 meters;
  • An asphalt runway with a length of 2040 meters and a width of 45 meters.

As follows from the official data, the airborne harbor can accept 3-4 class civil aircraft.

In addition to the runways, Bremen International Airport has helipads to receive and service helicopters of all classes and types.

Bremen International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, in particular, this air harbor has five terminals, which allows serving a large number of passengers annually, while most of the terminal is equipped with telescopic ramps.

For the needs of passengers, on the territory of Bremen International Airport there are:

  • Banks, ATMs, payment terminals, currency exchange points;
  • Retail stores;
  • Souvenir shops;
  • Duty-free shops;
  • Shopping centers;
  • Cafes, restaurants, snack bars, and catering places;
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Places of packing and storage of luggage;
  • Postal office;
  • Pharmacies
  • Car parking (4500 places);
  • The taxi rank and public transport;
  • Car rental

Because the airport is located only 3.5 kilometers from Bremen, there is no hotel on the territory of the air harbor.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: Germany
  • Year established Airport: 1913.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude geographic 53.05, longitude geographic 8.79.
  • The geographical location of the airport: 3.5 kilometers south of the city of Bremen.
  • Amount of airport terminals: 1.
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