The Airport Site
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.
|Terminals||1||2||Plaza + Pier||Total|
|Number of airlines||45||15||-||60*|
|Number of check-in counters||58||50||-||108|
|Number of shops and restaurants||11||11||45||67|
|Number of tour operators||26||2||-||28|
* inclusive cargo and general aviation
Around 60 airlines fly direct from Hamburg to 115 destinations worldwide. The largest airlines (in terms of passenger figures) are Lufthansa, Air Berlin, TUIfly, Condor, Germanwings 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.