Bremen Airport

Bremen Airport

The origins of aviation in bremen date back to the year 1909 and it was just one year later that the first aircraft sheds appeared on the Neuenlander Feld.

However, the airport s actual birthdate is the year 1913. For it was in this year that the Bremen senate granted the Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt (Bremen Aviation Association) official permission to operate a flight base.

80 years ago flying was still an adventure, the airplane was by no means a reliable from of transport. This was the experimental stage of aviation. It was not until the twenties that airplanes became a means of transport. Bremen and its airport were involved right from the start - internationally too. As early as 1920, the Dutch airline KLM flew from Amsterdam via Bremen to Hamburg and Copenhagen. During the course of the twenties, a superb route network developed for Bremen. All the European hub airports of that time were already accessible by air too. The thirties marked the introduction of larger aircraft and higher standards, also with regard to passenger comfort. Bremen fulfilled all standard requirements for an airport, including four hard-surfaced concrete runways, a passenger terminal which was considered ultra-modern in those days and was referred to by the media as the Bremen Air Station , a night flight lighting system and a bad weather landing system (Lorenz bake). These features all contributed to making Bremen one of the most modern airports in Germany and indeed in Europe.

In 1989, over one million passengers per year were recorded for the first time. The year 1989 also signalised the introduction of the scheme "Flughafen 2000" (`Airport 2000´) involving an investment volume of DM 390 million / € 199.4 million. A completely new airport was created. Beyond that, many new communication-oriented service companies settled around the airport.

In the year 2008, Bremen Airport continued to see its total passenger volume grow to 2,486,337 passengers. This represents an increase of 11.4 per cent compared with last year’s figures. The number of inbound and outbound passengers in scheduled traffic amounted to 2,011,016, 18.8 per cent more than in the year 2007. However, on charter flights the number of passengers was down by almost 12 per cent to 460,167. All other non-scheduled flight services registered a decrease of 10 per cent, counting a total of 10,694 passengers.

The total freight volume (this includes both air cargo and trucking) declined by nearly 10 per cent compared with last year’s figures to 27,649 tonnes. The strong impact of the economic crisis on the development of freight was already apparent in the last quarter of the year 2008. This negative trend is expected to continue into the year 2009.

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Bremen Airport Flughafenallee 20
Bremen, HB 28199

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