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Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport, Germany

June 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (German: Flughafen Paderborn-Lippstadt) (IATA: PAD, ICAO: EDLP) is an airport in Germany that serves the Ostwestfalen-Lippe area in North Rhine-Westphalia. While the name implies a location within the city of Paderborn or the town of Lippstadt, the airport is actually located in the town of Büren, around 18 km from Paderborn city centre. Although the airport technically only serves the Ostwestfalen Lippe region, it is popular among residents of a wider area due to the availability of free long-term parking. It came into being in 1971 as the Flughafen Paderborn/Lippstadt GmbH, with over 1.3 million passing through the airport in 2004.

The airport possesses a single runway of 2,180 m length and 45m width and is suited to all medium-range air traffic up to the Boeing 767 and the Airbus A310. In 2006/07 it is planned that this runway be extended to 2,400 m to allow for non-stop flights to the Spanish islands in adverse weather conditions.

The terminal offers several facilities for travelers. There are mainly travel agencies in the airport. A Restaurant is available, too. There are also shops and car rentals at the airport. The airport has got a Visitors terrace from which a full view across the airfield is possible. A conference center with several conference rooms can be found at the airport. At the ground of the airport a hotel has been opened in October 2006. Next to the airport there is an industrial parc with several companies.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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