Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO/EDDG)

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Occupying Germany's most populated region in northwest North Rhine-Westphalia, Münster/Osnabrück is an important business and leisure gateway to major international destinations, with an attractive catchment of 7 million people. A runway extension is underway to support direct intercontinental flights.

Germany's hidden gems: Historic Münster and Osnabrück are popular with Dutch and domestic German visitors, with huge commercial and tourism potential. Many multinational firms choose to base their businesses here, including chemical firm BASF's Münster-based coating business, and car manufacturer Volkswagen recently expanded its Osnabrück factory to build Porsche cars

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Attractive catchment area close to the Dutch border with three million inhabitants within 60 minutes
  • Unrestricted 24/7 flight operations without a night curfew
  • Flexible airport infrastructure for up to four million annual passengers
  • Attractive conditions
ünster/Osnabrück Airport marketing

Münster Osnabrück offers incentives to new entrants who can fill gaps in the current route network– especially to unserved Eastern and Northern European markets.

Marketing and other support

  • New entrant airport charges incentives
  • Methodologies for advertising support
  • Organisation of public relation for new entrants
  • Branding of new entrants at the airport and in the region

A university city with a thriving science sector: Münster's leading establishments include the Centre for research and innovation, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech). The city's 280,000 strong population includes 47,000 students, based at eight universities – Münster's largest employer – while neighbouring Osnabrück contributes with an additional two.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area
  • 60 min catchment area
  • 90 min catchment area

24h flight operations without night curfew and without any slot restrictions in an attractive catchment area in the heart of Europe makes Münster/Osnabrück the perfect choice for scheduled and ad-hoc cargo flights with small, medium and large freighters.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Import and export related companies
  • Logistic companies and car component manufacturing
  • Attractive 24/7 flight operation without night curfew
  • Under-served market due to canalisation on the large freight hubs

''Germany's bicycle capital'': Over 100,000 of Münster's citizens navigate the city by 'Leeze' (bicycle in Münster dialect) every day and the city maintains an extensive network of bicycle-only pathways. Münster/Osnabrück airport is positioned 25km or a 30-minute express train ride from the city.

A new Airport Business Park offering commercial space for international companies will stimulate economic growth in the Münster/Osnabrück airport area.


  • Only 50 kilometres away from the Dutch border, covering North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower-Saxony in Germany, the airport is an alternative to Düsseldorf. There is direct access to the airport via the motorway A1 (Hamburg-Cologne).

Infrastructure & Operations

  • One runway, 2,170 metres long (25/07), 25 equipped with CAT III
  • Not slot coordinated, just slot facilitated. Slots available 24/7.
  • Open 24/7 year-round without night curfew for chapter III bonus list aircraft
  • Two terminals built in 1995 (T1) and 2001 (T2), capacity 4 million annual passengers
  • 30-minute minimum connecting time
  • Hangar space for maintenance and large apron. Attractive for basing aircraft.

A new Airport Business Park offering commercial space for international companies will stimulate economic growth in the Münster/Osnabrück airport area.

Important infrastructure developments

  • New direct access to motorway A1 (opened November 2010)
  • Runway extension from 2,170 to 3,600 metres in progress
  • Airport park (business park) close to the airport

Vital statistics

  • 1.4 million annual passengers (650,000 scheduled and 750,000 charter)
  • Freight: 16,000 tonnes per year
  • Largest carriers: airberlin and Lufthansa
  • More than 80% of the schedule passengers are high-yield business passengers