Infra­structure at Dres‌den Air‌port

Dresden Airport has one central runway that is used by many aircraft every day. The airport is located to the north of the Saxon state capital of Dresden and has excellent connections with the German and European motorway networks. The airport forms the business base for many companies. About four million people live within the airport’s catchment area.


    A summary of the airport’s benefits and information that is relevant to air traffic

    • Daily flight operations from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. for scheduled flights
    • All types of aircraft can fly to the airport
    • Length of the runway: 2850 metres by 60 metres
    • 26 parking positions for aircraft
    • Six jetways
    • All-weather air traffic operation categories: CAT I, CAT II, CAT IIIb
    • Fire-fighting vehicles and recovery equipment for technical assistance in line with the ICAO Class 8 guidelines 
    • Aircraft refuelling with all types of piston and jet engine fuels as well as kinds of oil (during airport operating hours)
    • Motorway and railway links
    • Close to the city centre

    Airport codes

    • DRS (IATA)
    • EDDC (ICAO)

    Geography and meteorology

    • Airport coordinates: 51° 08′ 03.64″ north, 13° 46′ 04.80″ east (location: in the centre of the runway 04/22 at 41° / 221°)
    • Airport altitude: 754 feet (230 metres) above sea level
    • Average maximum daytime temperature in the hottest month: July 23.6 °C
    • Average minimum daytime temperature in the coldest month: January -2.2 °C
    • Prevailing wind direction: west-south-west