Friedrichshafen Airport is one of Germany's most historic airport - known for the first Zeppelin passenger flights.
The airport is also known as Bodensee Airport due to its location overlooking Bodensee (Lake Constance).
The airport originally opened in 1915 under the name Löwental Airport.
In March 1936 the first Zeppelin passenger test flights took place, before a historic flight to Rio de Janeiro (which took just over 100 hours).
During the 1980s a new terminal was built and an instrument landing system installed.
On the border of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the airport is just north of Bodensee. The airport is 10 minutes drive from the town of Friedrichshafen.
Friedrichshafen Airport holds an annual aviation show Friedrichshafen Aero. The show includes a static display of aircraft, including the latest models and historic aircraft, alongside the latest in aviation technology.
Airport Codes: FDH
Elevation: 385 feet
Friedrichshafen Airport has a runway length of 2 356 metres (7 729 feet). The runway length is suitable for most private jets from small propeller aircraft up to large airliners.
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