- URL: Erfurt-Weimar (ERF)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service telephone: +49 361 656 22-00
- Address: Flughafen Erfurt-Weimar, Binderslebener Landstraße 100, 99092 Erfurt
- Operating company: Flughafen Erfurt GmbH
- Parking: Yes, about 1600 paid short and long term parking spaces. The first 30 minutes on the parking lot and the first 20 minutes in the parking garage are free.
- Nearby cities: Erfurt (5 km), Jena (44 km), Gera (80 km), Halle-Neustadt (88 km), Halle (93 km), Göttingen (94 km)
- Directions by car: Highway A71 ( exit Erfurt-Bindersleben) and via the national highway (A road) 4 und 7.
- Stations: The number 4 urban train provides a service to the main station in Erfurt.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (22.95%), Tuesday (11.48%), Wednesday (6.56%), Thursday (19.67%), Friday (4.92%), Saturday (21.31%), Sunday (13.11%)
- Alternative spelling: Эрфурт, Ερφούρτη, Ерфурт, ארפורט, ارفورت, 에르푸르트, 埃尔福特, 愛爾福特, 爱尔福特, एरफ़र्ट, エルフルト
Most popular destinations from Erfurt-Weimar (Flights per week )
Opened in 1935, the airport is about 6 km or 4 miles east of downtown Erfurt on the A road 1043 in the Bindersleben district. Motorists are best off taking the highway A71 and leaving at exit Erfurt-Bindersleben or the A roads 4 and 7. All are directly linked to road 1043.
Between the main station in Erfurt and the airport, the city train service 4 is operated by Erfurt local transport, the journey takes about 25 minutes. Current timetable details are available online or locally.
The first civilian airport in Erfurt was built as early as 1925 on the northern outskirts of the city and was well received by the local population. Three years later, Lufthansa was already operating 14 regular scheduled flights from the airport. In 1929, the global economic crisis reached Erfurt and passenger numbers decreased dramatically. The airport lost in significance until the outbreak of the war. It was only used again in 1956 by sport aviation.
Bindersleben was opened in 1935. After the end of the war, it was taken over by the Soviet allied forces and was later transferred to the former Deutsche Lufthansa of the DDR, which renamed itself Interflug in 1963. During the 2 oil crises that followed in 1973 and 1980, civilian air traffic again dropped and the airport yet again lost in significance counting a total of 10 000 passengers annually. Only after reunification was regular air traffic again taken up with scheduled flights to Berlin and Frankfurt. Great sums were invested in rebuilding and extending the airport. Currently, mainly charter flights for seasonal tourism are being operated from Erfurt. A regular scheduled service to Munich is also provided, enabling passengers to connect to a large selection of national and international destinations.