Nuremberg Airport (NUE/EDDN)

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Tradition and modernity – and an under-exploited inbound business traffic and tourism proposition – the NürnbergMesse alone draws 1.3 million visitors to events each year.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

Nuremberg’s design museum literally reflects the breadth of contrast, while the city also hosts the annual Open-Air Classical Music Festival and Rock in the Park, one of Germany’s biggest music events.

  • Perfect geographical location in South Germany with excellent road and rail accessibility and a strong catchment area
  • Efficient airport operation: 24h operation, no slot restrictions, perfect infrastructure
  • Top innovation region: Nuremberg is in 3rd place in Germany in the number of patent applications
  • NürnbergMesse is one of the 20 largest exhibition companies in the world and among the Top Ten in Europe. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nürnberg location and worldwide.
  • Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 37 %) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 21 %) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil and Italy. The group also has a network of 46 representatives operating in 97 countries.
  • There are 18 universities with approx. 120,000 students within a radius of 100km
  • Nuremberg offers a wide and varied range of events throughout the year and the city’s many sights, historical buildings and the extensive museum landscape attract numerous visitors from all around the world
  • Over 18 % of Nuremberg’s inhabitants are foreign nationals, about a third of all citizens come from a migration background: high potential for VFR and incoming traffic
  • Ethnic groups in the core catchment area with high VFR demand
    • Turkey: 122,000
    • Russia: 69,000
    • Romania: 53,000
    • Poland: 48,000
    • Greece: 25,000

Award Winning: 'Best German Airport' at the Business Traveller Awards 2012 – with plenty of business and leisure incentives to go there.

Marketing and other support

Nuremberg Airport offers various incentives and support to airlines starting new routes, including:

  • Very competitive incentives for selected routes
  • Free advertisement in airport publications (magazines, timetable)
  • Online promotion: introduction on the airport website and via newsletter
  • Free advertisement inside airport terminals
  • Joint advertisement campaigns in the local press
  • Sales promotion for travel channels
  • Press releases to regional press
  • New route opening events

More than 5 million people live within just 100km of Nuremberg Airport, which is directly linked with the city’s main train station, allowing for easy access to all major cities in Southern Germany. It is also just 11km from the Norisring racing circuit.

Catchment Area

Nuremberg is the centre of North Bavaria. The metropolitan region Nuremberg has 3.5 million inhabitants and is a trendsetting centre of national and international importance for Europe. In 100 km radius it comprises a population of more than 5 million inhabitants with purchase power above average.

The airport is linked with a direct underground to the Nuremberg main station (12 minutes travel time only), which is a key railway junction with high-speed trains and very efficient connections to South Germany.

City Travel time (hours:mins) Daily connections Fare (€)
Ingolstadt 00:29 30 20.20
Bamberg 00:40 50 11.30
Bayreuth 00:45 28 16.70
Wuerzburg 00:51 50 19.00
Regensburg 00:57 35 17.60
Munich 01:02 60 19.00
Fulda 01:25 15 29.00
Coburg 01:45 10 19.90
Kassel 01:55 15 29.00
Frankfurt 02:05 30 29.00
Passau 02:10 14 29.00
Stuttgart 02:15 16 29.00

Nuremberg ranks in the top 20 economic regions in Europe and it is home to around 150,000 companies and enterprises. A host of household names including Siemens, Bosch, Puma and Adidas have their headquarters in the region.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Nuremberg is the economic and service metropolis of Northern Bavaria and ranks in the Top 20 of European economic regions
  • Approx. 150,000 companies and enterprises take advantage from the locality of Nuremberg as a traffic junction of highways and railroad
  • The economic structure of the region is marked by technologically efficient industrial plants with a remarkably high export share of 42 % (above German average)
  • Main industry sectors: medical, electrical, mechanical and automation engineering
  • Worldwide headquarters of Siemens, Adidas, Bosch, Diehl, Faber-Castell, GfK, Nestlé Schöller, Puma, Schaeffler Group, Uvex,…
  • Excellent transport connections and the convenient proximity to Southern and Eastern Europe offer ideal conditions for

Nuremberg Airport – linked to the centre of the city by dedicated U-Bahn link – is investing in a brand new state-of-the-art Airport Business Center. Users will benefit from the airport’s 24 hour operations.


  • Coordinates: 49° 29′ 59″ North, 11° 04′ 45″ East
  • Elevation AMSL: 1,046 ft (318 m)
  • The airport is located 7 km (4.3 miles) north of the city centre of Nuremberg close to the A3 motorway
  • The city is surrounded by a network of motorways connecting it to all directions of the compass (Berlin – Munich, Frankfurt – Vienna, Stuttgart – Prague)
  • The U-Bahn (Metro) line U2 connects the airport with the

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Operating hours: 24h
  • No slot restrictions
  • Runway: 10/28 (2,700m x 45m or 8860 ft x 148 ft)
  • 44 aircraft stands of which five are served by air bridge
  • Apron: 246,845 m2
  • Full service handling
  • Two departure halls and one arrival hall (all linked), 40 check-in desks

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Last finished construction projects: Cargo Center II, parking garage P3 increasing the car parking spaces to over 7,000 , Transfer-Control-Terminal designed for a transfer traffic up to 3,000 connecting passengers per hour
  • In process of planning: direct motorway access, extension of the arrival hall as well as a new Airport Business Center including a hotel and conference rooms

Vital statistics

  • TTL Passengers: 3.314.524
    • Domestic: 35%
    • International: 65%
    • Business traffic: 31%
  • TTL Cargo: 90.973 t
  • Largest Carriers: 4U, AB, AF, FR, KL, LH, LX, PC, TK, VY, X3, XG, XQ