Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (IATA: HAJ, ICAO: EDDV) is located in Langenhagen, 11 km north of the centre of Hanover, the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the ninth largest airport in Germany.
HANNOVER AIRPORT HISTORY
Hannover Airport was opened in Langenhagen in 1952, replacing an old airfield within the city limits of Hannover. In 1973 two modern terminals were opened, which became famous because of their compact design. They became the archetype for the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. These terminals A and B, with stands for twelve aircraft in total, are still in service today. In 1998 the larger terminal C was opened to handle more passengers, adding 8 more gates. Up to 33 aircraft can be served simultaneously, of which 20 can receive aircraft stands equipped with a Jetway. All three terminals are capable of taking a Boeing 747. Terminal D is a rebuilt hangar which is exclusively used by the Royal Air Force to supply British troops in the north of Germany.
In 2000 an S-Bahn connection was established between the airport and Hamelin via Hannover Central Station. Trains leave every 30 minutes for a 17 minute journey. This replaced the airport’s shuttle bus service which ran every twenty minutes, more frequently than the S-Bahn, but took longer to reach the airport and railway station. The service was extended to run into Paderborn in 2003.
HANNOVER AIRPORT LOCATION
Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (IATA: HAJ, ICAO: EDDV) is located in Langenhagen, 11 km north of the centre of Hanover, the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony.
HANNOVER AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 183 ft.
Runway length available: 09C/27C 2559×74 ft. :: 09R/27L 7677×148 ft. :: 09L/27R 12467×148 ft.