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Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (HAJ)
Hannover is the capital of the German state, Lower Saxony, and is home to the Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. This airport is the country's ninth largest and sees an average of 5 million travellers a year. While it struggles to attract lower cost airlines, it is one of the only German airports open around the clock, a factor that helps it retain a significant share of tourist traffic.
An airfield in Hannover was replaced in 1952 by what is now Hannover-Langenhagen Airport and located in the city of Langenhagen. The initial capabilities of the airfield were doubled in 1973 with the addition of two modern terminals. The compact design of these (Terminals A and B) influenced the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and they are still used today. Further additions to the airport, adding two further terminals, allow it to serve up to 33 aircraft simultaneously. The airport can also handle craft as large as the Boeing 747 at its three primary terminals with the fourth, Terminal D, being used solely by the Royal Air Force and supplying the British troops in Northern Germany.
Amenities and Services
The Hannover-Langenhagen Airport offers two fine hotels adjacent to it, the Maritim Airport Hotel and the Holiday Inn Hannover Airport. In addition to these, you will find many hotels offer free shuttle service to their guests to and from the airport.
Other amenities include:
* Twelve restaurants and cafes
* Over ten shops and groceries
* Currency exchange
* Internet station
* Parking and Transportation
You can reach Hannover-Lagenhagen Airport via car, taxi, bus or train. Any of these methods will have you there from the Hannover Central Station in downtown Hannover in around twenty minutes or less.
By car or taxi, take the A7 Hamburg-Kassel or the A2 Berlin-Dortmund to the Langenhagen (A2) exit. That leads directly to both the parking lots and the terminals.
Taking public transit to the airport is also simple. To travel by bus, take bus 470 to the stop outside Terminal C, just between parking garage 3 and the Maritim Hotel. That stop is also where you will exit the S-Bahn, if you choose to travel by rail. The S5 travels between the airport and the downtown area every thirty minutes and your trip to the airport should take around 15.
Parking at Hannover-Langenhagen Airport is simplified by online parking reservations, which you can make before you arrive at the airport. You can also check rates before you get there. Most rates are standardized and reasonably priced.
Hannover, with a population of just under 600,000, is a major city in Northern Germany and the home of the second largest Oktoberfest in the world. It's also renowned for its universities and medical school, making it an idyllic college town in the midst of great industrial resources and transit for the entire country. Travelling through Hannover is an opportunity to visit some of the true history and modernity of Germany.
Hannover is also a peaceful river town on the banks of the Leine and home to many botanical gardens and a well-established zoo. Nature lovers are sure to find plenty of interesting plants and animals among these parks.
Hannover Airport - Langenhagen Ltd,
Number of Terminals: 3
Telephone: +49 (0)511 977 0
Fax: (0)511 977 1898
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 15km (9 miles) north of Hannover
IATA Airport code: HAJ