Sylt Air GmbH

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Already in the previous century, the island of Sylt is a popular seaside resort. Many great personalities have shaped even then the image of the island, where people could relax and feel at best can. Since the arrival and departure very cumbersome and time was tried early on to aviation and directed since the end of the First World War, a small town northeast of the airport Westerland (at Friesenhain) ago. The airfield consisted essentially of unpaved runways and a little of the city hall built. The economic impetus for flight came exclusively from tourism, the summer passenger and mail transport, and the island sightseeing with some small machines made profitable.

Once in February 1919 the German air shipping, the first scheduled air link between Berlin and Weimar had followed as the second link in the scheduled July 1919 the route Berlin - Hamburg - Sylt. This is one of the Sylter Airport to the airports with the longest flight of a tradition.

In the second half of the thirties came about because of the strategic importance of the island of Sylt on a large scale expansion of the airport to an air base with three star-shaped runways on a total area of 85 hectares, with the civilian contract was shared.

Apart from demand and scheduled flights to Hamburg, Kiel and Flensburg evolved in the sixties an airline Berlin - Sylt - Berlin, which started as a charter route of travel Australia and later as a subsidized line of British Airways has been successfully operated. Previously Modern Air flight a short time with a Hansa-parallel to the jet charter operation that line. This was followed by flat-rate air travel from Sweden and England as well as other scheduled destinations in all regions of Germany. Aircraft types, such as Super Constellation Comet 4, Caravelle, BAC 1-11, DC 7, Vickers Viking, Super 1-11, B 737-200, ATP, etc. were regularly observed on Sylt.

1990 was to become an urgent capacity and quality improvement, a new terminal building with an integrated control tower, a new instrument landing system approach with appropriate lighting and a rescue vehicle and built.

Sylter The airport has become an annual traffic volume with an increasing tendency. The air traffic control facilities have been through a radar system and the latest flight data supplemented.

Sylter The airport is proud that he is a modern and efficient airport, also on the glider still have their place and where, despite the size of investments and technological progress to the friendly and familiar atmosphere for pilots and passengers has been retained.


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