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Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen is one of the largest airports in Baden-Württemberg. You can benefit from extensive scheduled and regular connections to the international hubs of Frankfurt and Istanbul. Our technical facilities correspond to state-of-the-art international standards and enable a safe flight for you.
All state-of-the-art airliners – such as Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Boeing B737– can easily take off and land at Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen.
Flight operations take place on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.On weekends and holidays, hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The following applies for general aviation: Please obtain approval (PPR) in advance before using our grounds outside of the hours of operation.
The air traffic control office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays, however, the office opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes no later than 8:00 p.m.
As a pilot, you also have the opportunity to use our pilot preparation room during these times.
Due to the layers of fog frequently encountered during late fall, winter and early spring, the technical standard at Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen has been progressively enhanced. This makes scheduled flight operations possible even during conditions of poor visibility.
To achieve this, the existing runway and taxiway lighting has been enhanced by touch-down lighting and taxiway centre line lighting. With roughly 600 flush-mounted light fixtures, the total number of lights installed marking the aviation area is approximately 1,300. The high precision of the instrument landing system (ILS) enables take-offs and landings with runway visual ranges of up to 50 metres (CAT IIIb). The prerequisite is a corresponding aircraft equipment and crew licensing.
We also place a lot of value on protecting nature. For example, the surface water of the all the attached operational areas, including runways and taxiways, is collected, divided and re-used. Moreover, airports are a much sought-after recreation and rest area for migratory birds. Clever landscaping is strategically designed to enhance air traffic safety: In the areas adjoining the runway, the terrain is unlikely to attract animals. This is quite different than in the peripheral areas of Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen.
The airport runway was renovated completely with a high-grip surface (anti-skid).This minimises the braking distance as well as the wear on brakes and tyres.