One of the busier airports in Bavaria, Nuremberg Airport serves approximately 3.5 million passengers each year. Serving the metropolitan area of Nuremberg, it is the tenth largest airport in Germany.
About two dozen airlines operate domestic and international flights out of Nuremberg Airport. Major international destinations include Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, and Istanbul. Domestic routes include Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Dusseldorf. Many flight routes operating out of Nuremberg are seasonal.
Nuremberg Airport is located about five kilometres north of the city centre. The Nuremberg U-Bahn serves the airport at the Flughafen station, while trains leave every 15 minutes and reach the central train station Hauptbahnhof in less than 15 minutes. There is also a bus stop outside the main terminal, and plenty of taxis are available. Like the metro, road connections to central Nuremberg take 15 minutes or less.
Inaugurated in 1955, Nuremberg Airport was the first airport to be constructed in Germany after World War II. As such it is a symbol of rebuilding and has grown continuously since its inception, topping 100,000 passengers in 1960 and one million passengers in 1986. It underwent an expansion in 2005 and frequently wins the reader-voted “Best German Airport” award in Business Traveller magazine.