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The Airport is 8.5 kilometres north-west of the centre of Hamburg.

53°37'55"N geographical latitude, 09°59'22"O geographical longitude, 11 metres above sea level.

When the Airport was laid out in 1911, the site covered 44 hectares. Since then, the site has grown more than tenfold to 570 hectares (Munich Airport covers 1500 hectares, making it roughly three times the size). The main apron covers 32 hectares (322,000 square meters). A total of 53 aircraft can now be handled simultaneously at Hamburg Airport.

Around 60 airlines fly direct from Hamburg to 114 destinations world-wide. The largest airlines (in terms of passenger figures) are Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Hapag Lloyd, Thomas Cook, dba, British Airways and Air France.

A large number of vehicles ensures that operations run smoothly on the apron. They include the modern buses which take passengers from the gates to the aircraft. Numerous baggage trucks, each towing several trailers, take passengers' luggage directly to the aircrafts' freight hatches. Passenger stairways, some motorised, facilitate comfortable boarding. When the aircraft is cleared for take-off, high-powered pushbacks push them from the airbridges to the taxiing position. To ensure smooth take-offs and landings in winter, Hamburg Airport also has a fleet of snowploughs.

Spread over a total area of 35,000 square metres, of which 19,000 are covered, more than 115 freight forwarders, airlines and cargo agents offer their services. The Air Cargo Centre is operated by Luft-Hafen-Umschlag GmbH (LHU), Menzies World Cargo and DHL/EAT. The cargo centre presently has a capacity of 110,000 tons p.a. and is being constantly optimized to meet future demand.

Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) is the international airport of Hamburg, Germany.

It covered 440,000 square metres. Since then, the site has grown more than tenfold to 5.7 square kilometres (Munich International Airport covers 15 square kilometres, making it roughly three times the size). The main apron covers 320,000 square metres.

The Airport is 8.5 km north-west of the centre of the City of Hamburg.

The Airport was opened in 1911.

Hamburg Airport (measured by the number of passengers) is the fifth biggest of the 16 German commercial airports (on a level with Tegel International Airport in Berlin).

The shareholders of Hamburg Airport are the City of Hamburg (51%), Hochtief AirPort GmbH and Aer Rianta International plc. (49%).

Around 60 airlines fly direct from Hamburg to 117 destinations world-wide.

The largest airlines (in terms of passenger figures) are:

Air Berlin
British Airways
Air France

New developments:

Continental Airlines now offers daily nonstops to Hamburg from its Newark, New Jersey hub.
Emirates announced daily flights to Dubai starting October 30, 2005.
Toronto is serviced weekly by Air Transat.

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