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Extraordinary situation...

...calls for extraordinary measures

The current extraordinary situation calls for extraordinary measures concerning all air traffic. Find out why passenger planes will not stay empty now and how we are making the best use of these times to renovate the southern tarmac.

Masquerade Ball instead of city trip – protective gear for boarding, please!

Masquerade Ball instead of city trip – protective gear for boarding, please!

During the Corona crisis, passengers are a rare sight, but passenger planes get a new, vital task: More and more airlines transport medical goods such as face masks and other protective gear – and they are currently landing at our airport.

Safety First!

Safety First!

Usually reserved for keen travelers, now boxes are stacked between seats, in the overhead bins and in the aisles. Everything is secured properly, every inch is used for the valuable cargo. During loading and unloading, our workers employ special tricks.

As the cargo from the cabin isn't loaded onto containers or pallets, they can't work with forklifts and pallet trucks. The solution: taxiway modules. The slim track systems easily transport the box into the fuselage and the cabin and simplifies the work enormously.

New Business for the Business Class

New Business for the Business Class

Max Philipp Conrady – central division manager for cargo – is highly motivated: "Together with all acts within the air cargo industry, we're doing our best to balance missing capacities and connections. The demand is extremely high.

It's our goal to ensure the security of supply.

Already, a third of all daily cargo flights are operated with passenger aircrafts. A sensible conversion, which is imperative to manage the current challenges.


Restart - Make way

From the tarmac to the skyline and back again - all new on the Südbahn

An estimated 130,000 aircrafts roll over our Südbahn each year. During the last couple of weeks, however, 100 trucks, 24 asphalt rollers, eight large milling machines and four special vehicles made the tarmac their home. Their mission: Giving the runway a make-over. In a very short time frame of only three weeks, the tarmac got a new surface layer and is looking all-new again. 200 workers took care of the project to renew the heavily used asphalt little by little – make way and get ready to see your favorite places again!

"Just like cars and trucks put a strain on heavily trafficked highways, airplanes use up the runway", project leader Axel Konrad explains. Even the so-called runway shoulders of the 60-meter-wide tarmac received a new surface. All in all, roughly 192,000 square meters have been renewed. To compare: That's as big as 27 soccer fields.

Silver lining for climate protection

Silver lining for climate protection

Since last week, the southern tarmac is in use once again and even stands out in terms of climate protection: All old halogen spotlights have been exchanged for energy-saving LEDs. An important step towards meeting the climate protection targets of our airport.