Facts & figures

Hannover Airport compact

Geographical location
52* 27' 42" North
09* 41' 05" East
Height above sea level: 53 m
The airport is situated 11 km north of Hannover.

Airport site
Approx. 1,000 ha
Link to the map

Operations site
570 ha

Operating hours 0-24.00
Aircraft which have a noise certificate in accordance with Chapter 3 or 4 of the ICAO Annex 16 and whose noise levels fall below the Chapter 3 limit values by more than 8 EPNdB or, for freight-only flights, by more than 5 EPNdB can also operate unrestrictedly during the night from 23.00 until 6.00. (These aircraft include all Airbus types, Boeing B737-300/400/500 B757, B767, B747, B747-400, McDonnell Douglas MD11 and MD 90). 

Northern runway: 09L/27R, 3,800 m x 45 m, concrete; both sides
Precision runway in accordance with ICAO Category IIIb with instrument landing system (ILS) -> allows landing with a horizontal visibility of only 50 m and overlying cloud cover. High power approach lighting with flash lighting; runway lighting with threshold, center, set-down zone and end lighting; precision approach path indicator system (PAPI).

Southern runway: 09R/27L, 2,340 m x 45 m, concrete; both sides
Precision runway in accordance with ICAO Category I with ILS. Both landing directions with approach lighting with flash lighting; runway lighting with threshold, center, border and end lighting; precision approach path indicator system (PAPI).

Short runway: 09C/27C, 780 m x 22.5 m, asphalt
Approved for aircraft with a take-off weight of up to 5.7 t; visual approach runway.

Additional landing aids
Airport surveillance radar (ASR), non-directional beacon (NDB), distance measuring equipment (DME).

Meteorological facilities
Runway observation building, equipment for determining runway visibility, cloud height, wind direction and wind speed.

Apron area
308,000 m² with 20 aircraft positions next to the passenger building, 13 aircraft positions on the apron margin for scheduled and charter aircraft and two positions close to the building for commuter aircraft.

Fire brigade
In accordance with ICAO guidelines, the airport fire brigade is equipped with all necessary vehicles and equipment and is on standby 24 hours a day.

Passenger terminal
Three compact buildings – A, B and C – in the form of a triangle covering an area of approx. 75,000 m². Horizontal separation into arrivals and departures levels, each with vehicular access. Connecting buildings between A and B/B and C with shopping facilities. Handling: Peripheral areas in Halls A and B, central area in Hall C. 88 check-in desks, 20 boarding gates, 3 departure bus gates. Capacity: Up to 8 million passengers a year. Underground S-Bahn suburban railway station in Terminal C.

Air cargo facilities
Air cargo center capable of transshipping approx. 60,000 tons of air cargo per year. Facilities and equipment for handling and loading special cargo. Air cargo transport firms. Automated air cargo management system (ALFA).

Other facilities
6 small hangars, 3 large hangars, General Aviation office building, General Aviation Terminal, Hapag-Lloyd Flug technical base, fuel supply by BP, police helicopter squadron, border patrol station, weather station, air traffic control station.

Transport links
Hannover Airport has a direct link to the A352 (Hannover-Flughafen exit) and thus to the A2 (Berlin - Dortmund) and A7 (Hamburg - Kassel). The S 5 Hannover Airport train line also runs directly from Terminal C  to Hannover Main Railway Station (journey time 17 minutes). Special S-Bahn trains are put on during trade fair periods. The 470 bus runs directly from the Langenhagen-Zentrum station to Hannover Airport. There are also a number of airport transfer services which will take you from your home to the airport.

Parking spaces
Approx. 14,000 parking spaces are available: 4,285 in the multi-story car parks P1, P2 and P3 close to the terminals, 3,750 in the eastern multi-story car parks 1, 2, 3 and 1,450 in the northern multi-story car park. A further 2,900 spaces are available in the outdoor car park P10 (open from 01.04.-31.10.) along with 480 short-stay spaces. A computer-controlled parking guidance system helps you to find your way around.
Other facilities available: Information car park, parking service and exclusive parking spaces in an enclosed area monitored by closed circuit TV.

Economic importance

Hannover Airport – a key economic location

An important economic location, Hannover Airport is one of the most dynamic motors for the Hannover region. As the second largest employer in Lower Saxony, around 8,800 people work at the airport itself. Across the country, as many as 30,000 jobs depend directly on the Airport's financial success.  

An independent report confirms the importance of Hannover Airport as an economic motor. The study is available for downloading here.

Studies on behalf of Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH, 2008 Prof. Dr. Lothar Hübl, Dr. Ulla Hohls-Hübl, Dipl.-Phys. Joey Schaffner (ETH), Dipl.-Ök. Bernd Wegener

Report regarding the airport as an economic location

Flyer regarding the airport as an economic location

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Hübl


Changes in shareholdings over time

The City of Hannover and the State of Lower Saxony have been the main shareholders running Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH since 1952.
Fraport and Nord/LB joined in 1998, and The City of Hannover and the State of Lower Saxony’s share in the company was reduced by 15% in each case.

In 2001, Fraport AG acquired Nord/LB’s holdings,

and the company's shareholder structure hasn't changed since then.


You'll find more information regarding the shareholders at:

Annual Reports

Traffic statistics

2015 2014 2013 2012
Local 5,439,182 5,271,078 5,214,769 5,264,448
Transit 13,487 20,903 20,140 23,879
Total 5,452,669 5,291,981 5,234,909 5,288,327
Scheduled/Charter 53,084 53,102 53,712 57,218
Other 22,611 22,929 22,348 22,921
Total civilian traffic 75,695 76,031 76,060 80,139
Freight only 5,752 2,514 2,068 2,609
Freight with other loads 1,413 1,650 1,560 1,848
Airmail 10,328 11,018 11,039 11.412
Total 17,493 15,182 14,667 15,869

You'll find the traffic statistics for the current year on the

 Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughäfen pages.