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Flugplatzgeschichte

 

For more than forty years Bitburg Air Base fulfilled its mission within the NATO Alliance. The air base was honoured on a number of occasions for its services worldwide.

 

The military use of the Air Base ended in 1994. The site of about 500 ha was released for civilian use.
Bild vom Tower von 19501985 - Reaganbesuch auf der Airbase mit Helmut Kohl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The military use of the Air Base ended in 1994. The site of about 500 ha was released for civilian use.

Since then, a modern commercial, service and leisure centre has been established on parts of the property. The spectrum of uses is large and diverse, ranging from industrial companies through various service companies to the largest private hotel in Rhineland-Palatinate.


With 1,500 hotel beds and numerous leisure facilities an efficient infrastructure is available for congresses, sports and holidays. Since 2003, Bitburg Airport holds a legally valid licence for visual flight operations.

PilatusThunderbolt Before long, users are to be provided with the possibility of instrument flight operations. During a first development phase, the 3,000 metre long runway, the existing aprons and hangars will be upgraded to form the basis for the Industrial Airport.

The concept envisages the direct linking of spacious commercial areas to the existing airside infrastructure.