2 Flight routes from & to Bremen (BRE)
- URL: Bremen (BRE)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service telephone: +49 421 55 95-0
- Address: Flughafen Bremen, Flughafenallee 20, D-28199 Bremen
- Operating company: Flughafen Bremen GmbH
- Parking: Yes; about 4500 paid short and long term parking spaces.
- Nearby cities: Bremen (3 km), Oldenburg (41 km), Bremerhaven (58 km), Hannover (98 km), Hamburg (98 km)
- Directions by car: Highways A27 (exit Bremen airport), A1 (exit Arsten), A281, B57.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (15.47%), Tuesday (14.03%), Wednesday (14.51%), Thursday (14.20%), Friday (14.76%), Saturday (12.17%), Sunday (14.86%)
- Alternative spelling: City Airport Bremen, Brémy, Breemn, Brême, Brēmene, Brema, Brėmenas, Брэмэн, Брэмен, Бремен, Βρέμη, ბრემენი, Բրեմեն, بريمن, برمن, ברמן, ब्रेमेन, เบรเมิน, ブレーメン, 브레멘, 不来梅
Most popular destinations from Bremen (Flights per week )
- Amsterdam-Schiphol (46, 18,85 %)
- Frankfurt-Main (40, 16,39 %)
- Munich (38, 15,57 %)
- London Stansted (22, 9,02 %)
- Stuttgart-Echterdingen (18, 7,38 %)
- Istanbul (8, 3,28 %)
- Palma de Mallorca (8, 3,28 %)
- Las Palmas - Gran Canaria (6, 2,46 %)
- Vilnius (4, 1,64 %)
- Vienna International (4, 1,64 %)
- other (20.49 %)
Top airlines (percentage of departures and arrivals)
- Lufthansa (156, 31,84 %)
- Ryanair (116, 23,67 %)
- KLM (92, 18,78 %)
- Sundair (44, 8,98 %)
- Eurowings (42, 8,57 %)
- Turkish Airlines (16, 3,27 %)
- Wizz Air (8, 1,63 %)
- Ryanair UK (8, 1,63 %)
- Sun Express (4, 0,82 %)
- other (0.82 %)
The airport was opened in 1913 and is located 3 km (1 mile) south of downtown. To get to the airport motorists can use the A1 highway leaving at the junction to Arsten and the A27 highway, exit Bremen-Ocean City. The airport is also accessible on the A281 and the main road B57.
Between the Airport and the city the tram line 6 operates a regular service, the journey time is 16 to 20 minutes. The "bus2fly" shuttle operates regular services from Hamburg central bus station directly to the airport in Bremen, they are timed to coincide with the arrival and departure times of the Ryanair flights.
Established in 1909, the Bremer Association for Aviation and the North German Lloyd, took over the planning for an airport on the Werder in Bremen. In May 1910 plans finally became concrete and in 1912, the meanwhile renamed Bremer Association for Aviation Flights already offered its first round trip flights. On 05.16.1913 the license for establishing an air base in the New Lander field was obtained, where the airport had a size of 400 x 400 m.
On 15.09.1921, the Bremen airport operating company was founded, whose main capital was provided by companies such as AG Weser, North German Lloyd, Bremen Bank, German Bank (Branch Bremen), Kaiser Brauerei Beck & Co., and of course the Bremer Verein für Luftfahrt. A financially rewarding contract was signed with the Senate of Bremen, so that Lloyd Luftfahrtdienst GmbH in 1920 was able to provide flights from Bremen to Berlin, Dortmund and Wangerooge. An international flight landed for the first time in Bremen on 07.18.1920, paving the way for future cooperation with the Dutch KLM.
In 1937, a system of tarmacked start and landing runways was finally put in place and due to the runways, the lighting and Lorenzbake, Bremen then had the most modern airport in Germany. During renovation work after the Second World War, the east-west runway (09/27) was extended to 2034 m in the east and new radio installations set up to enable operations even in adverse weather conditions. Bremen was therefore a fully fledged international airport, offering flights to Rio de Janeiro and for returning U.S. Soldiers to New York.
First measures to fully restore the runway were implemented in 1979, and the ILS (Instrument Landing System) was also built. Permission to extend the runway was requested by Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) (now part of EADS) in 1987 and finally granted in 1988. The runway was then extended to 2634 m. Since airport opponents went to court to ensure that this extension of 300 m could only be used by aircraft of the type Super Guppy, this part of the runway is however still not in use. Any other use by smaller aircraft is not permitted.