Bremen Airport (German: Flughafen Bremen, also called “City Airport Bremen”, IATA: BRE, ICAO: EDDW) serves the German city of Bremen and is located 3.5 km (2.2 mi) south of the city. There were 2.56 million passengers in 2011.
BREMEN AIRPORT HISTORY
The beginnings of the airport date back to the early 20th century. The Bremer Verein für Luftschiffahrt, a local aerospace club, conducted the first experimental flights at the present site in the summer of 1910, on what was then the parade ground of the local garrison. The Senate of Bremen supported the establishment of an airfield in order to connect Bremen to the growing airship route network. Official permission for the opening of an airport was granted on May 16, 1913. The initial infrastructure was geared towards aircraft operations instead of the initially envisaged airships. Several wooden hangars were erected.
During World War I, the airport was taken into military administration, and civilian operations ceased. The military erected a wooden hangar, but conducted only a small number of operations from the airfield. After the war, the airport only reopened on July 18, 1920, with Dutch airline KLM beginning scheduled flights to Amsterdam soon thereafter. In the same year, the Weimar National Assembly authorized investment into upgraded facilities at the airport. Administration of the airport was transferred to the newly founded Bremer Flughafengesellschaft. In 1923, the airplane manufacturer Focke-Wulf was founded on a site adjacent to the airfield.
BREMEN AIRPORT LOCATION
Bremen Airport (German: Flughafen Bremen, also called “City Airport Bremen”, IATA: BRE, ICAO: EDDW) serves the German city of Bremen and is located 3.5 km (2.2 mi) south of the city.
BREMEN AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 14 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 2297×75 ft. :: 09/27 6693×148 ft.