Hannover Airport

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Hannover Airport is an international airport operated by FHG.

In July 1950, start of the preparatory work for the Development Masterplan.

On 18 July 1951, the Allied Aviation Authority gives the go ahead for the construction of Hannover Airport

On 18 July 1951, the Allied Civil Aviation Authority grants a licence to build "an airport near Hanover".

In 1952 the Airport is opened after a record construction time of only five months. Simultaneously, the first airlines – BEA and SAS - start their regular flight operations.

1964 to 1966: The Airport’s new landmark is finished: a 45-metre high traffic control tower.

At the end of August 1981, the North runway is granted approval for traffic category CAT II Ib, so that precision landing is possible with runway visibility of at least 50 metres. Hapag-Lloyd’s airport base becomes its Headquarters.

Inauguration of the new fire station in February 1990. The Airport opens multi-storey car park P2, with a further 1100 parking spaces. On the 16 November, the north runway, now extended to 3800 metres, is opened for air traffic, making unrestricted intercontinental traffic possible. Hapag-Lloyd takes off to New York, Toronto and Miami.

In 1999 passenger numbers exceed five million for the first time, a record figure. A new petrol depot is opened in May, and December sees the inauguration of a new 74-metre high control tower.

Hannover Airport is connected to the railway system: on the 28th May 2000, in time for the World Exposition, the first trains of the S5 suburban railway line are running: 12 minutes to the Central Station and 25 minutes to the Trade Fair complex.

In 2003, 100 years of engine-powered flight since Karl Jatho. TV star Karl Hoenig played the role of Jatho on stage in Hangar 3 at Hannover Airport.

In 2004 Hannover Airport adopts a new corporate strategy with one over-riding aim: the strengthening of customer orientation and retention. A marketing-orientation is the basis for sustainable growth. Creating the basis for entry into the capital markets is another goal of the corporate strategy.

By the mid-point of 2005, the Airport’s Managing Director, Dr. Raoul Hille, draws a positive balance: 2.48 million passengers were attracted to using Hannover Airport's services between January and June. This is a year-on-year increase of about 8% (January - June 2004 at 2.28 million passengers), placing Hannover Airport's performance significantly above the market average.

For the current year, Hannover Airport is expecting in excess of 5.5 million passengers - a new record in passenger numbers.


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