An exhibition at the terminal offers an overview of the history of aviation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The exhibition includes a replica of the Heinkel He 178, the first German jet aircraft.
- URL: Rostock (RLG)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service telephone: +49 38454 321-390 ;
- Address: Flughafen Rostock-Laage-Güstrow, Flughafenstraße 1, D-18299 Laage
- Operating company: Flughafen Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH
- Parking: Yes; about 1000 short and long term spaces, the first 20 minutes are free; free parking for the disabled (ID required).
- Nearby cities: Rostock (21 km)
- Directions by car: B103, A19 motorway exit "Laage" ; Buses to scheduled flights, buses must be reserved for the charter flights
- Stations: The nearest station is in Rostock.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (13.39%), Tuesday (18.11%), Wednesday (8.66%), Thursday (15.75%), Friday (19.69%), Saturday (2.36%), Sunday (22.05%)
- Alternative spelling: Rostock-Lage, Rostok, Rostokas, Росток-Лаге, Ростак, Ρόστοκ, روستوك, روستوک, როსტოკი, רוסטוק, रॉस्टॉक, รอสต็อก, ロストック, 로스토크, 罗斯托克, 羅斯托克
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The airport is in the Laager Weitendorf district, about 28 km or 20 miles southeast of downtown Rostock and about 9 km or 5 miles southwest of the downtown Laage. Motorists can reach the airport on the A19/E55 motorway, exit "Laage" or on the federal highway 103 and the road 13.
The bus number 127 operates a service several times a day between Rostock central bus station and the airport (Regionalverkehr Küste GmbH (Rvk).
Mecklenburg Tourism Association, together with several regional bus companies, also offers bus transfers to major tourist areas, such as to various seaside resorts on the Baltic coast, the lakes of Mecklenburg and the island of Ruegen. Departures are synchronised with the flight schedule of German Wings (Stuttgart and Cologne).
Rostock-Laage Airport is not the first airport in the city of Rostock. Even before the First World War, the city constructed a land and water aerodrome at Höhe Düne. During World War I this was used by the military and later by civil aviation. Pilot training of the German civil aviation school played an important role. An aircraft manufacturing company, Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke also had its first office here.
After the Second World War, both the airport and the aviation companies were demolished.
It was nearly 30 years before a new airport was built. In 1978, work was begun on building a new base for the National People's Army of the GDR and military operations started in 1984. After German unification, the Bundeswehr took over Rostock-Laage airport.
Civilian use was enabled by a joint agreement in 1992, and a terminal and other facilities needed by the airport were opened by Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH in 1993. A year later, the German post office used the airport for night airmail. Since then, the airport has been used for the entire mail service of the region Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Over time, holiday traffic has become increasingly important, so that the new passenger terminal, Hans von Ohain (capacity 300,000 passengers) was opened on 9 September 2005.
The airport gained international attention in 2007 when during the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Rostock-Laage was used for arrivals and departures of Government delegates.