Flug‌ha‌fen Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le GmbH

Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH is a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and is one of the two Central German airports, alongside Dresden Airport. With freight volumes of more than 1.2 million tonnes per annum, Leipzig/Halle is Germany’s second-largest cargo airport. Thanks to its excellent connections, millions of passengers from the Leipzig/Halle urban region and beyond use the airport in order to travel to destinations all over the world, either on non-stop or feeder flights.

 

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Figures, data, facts

Airport codesLEJ (IATA), EDDP (ICAO)
Operating hours

24 hours (freight business) 

5:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (passenger business)

Airport coordinates51° 25' 26.4" north, 012° 14' 11.0" east
Airport altitude470 feet (143.3 metres) above sea level
Average daytime maximum temperature in the month of July21,5°C (2018)
Average daytime minimum temperature in the month of January4,1°C (2018)

Length and width of the runwaysNorthern runway: 3,600 metres x 45 metres Southern runway: 3,600 metres x 60 metres
Taxiways (width):30 metres
Parking positions for aircraft:25
Jetways:6
All-weather flight operation systemsCAT IIIb

Employees 425 and 17 trainees
Management departments 12
Commercial employees 22
Aviation189
Non-Aviation60
Technology125
Trainees 17

Key growth figures at a glance

Leipzig/Halle Airport has undergone rapid developments in traffic since German reunification. Almost 275,000 passengers passed through the airport in 1990, but that figure had already risen to more than one million in 1992. This figure had been doubled by 1995. The positive trend continued during the next few years too. 

2,618,772 passengers passed through Leipzig/Halle Airport in all during 2019. 78,980 aircraft movements were recorded between January and December. Volumes of air freight at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe’s fifth-largest cargo hub, rose to 1,238,343 tonnes in 2019, which indicated growth of 1.4 percent over the figure in the previous year.

YearNumbers of passengers /
Aircraft movements
20192.618.772 / 78.980
20182.571.119 / 79.218
20172.365.141 / 69.815
20162.192.145 / 64.492
20152.321.975 / 65.061
20142.331.399 / 63.569
20132.240.860 / 61.668
20122.286.151 / 62.688
20112.266.743 / 64.097
20102.352.827 / 62.247
20092.421.382 / 60.150
20082.462.256 / 59.924
20072.723.748 / 50.972
20062.348.011 / 42.417
20052.127.895 / 37.905
20042.041.046 / 39.316
20031.955.070 / 40.303
20021.988.854 / 41.209
20012.185.130 / 42.408
20002.288.931 / 47.030
19992.162.769 / 47.944
19982.108.779 / 43.778
19972.248.852 / 47.284
19962.186.649 / 50.298
19952.104.822 / 53.807
19941.901.797 / 52.590
19931.521.436 / 48.510
19921.073.378 / 42.960
1991634.424 / 26.089
1990274.878 / 9.549
YearVolume of freight
and post (in tonnes)
20191.238.343
20181.221.429
20171.138.477
20161.052.372
2015988.240
2014910.708
2013887.101
2012863.665
2011760.355
2010663.059
2009524.084
2008442.453
2007101.364
200629.330
200515.641
200412.575
200317.559
200216.882
200115.799
200017.086
199915.220
199812.866
199717.220
199622.410
199525.225
199423.189
199317.482
19928.611
19914.372
1990336

Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le Air‌port His‌tory

Here is a summary of the most important historical events and periods of time at the airport.

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Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le Air‌port Saf‌ety and Se‌cu‌ri‌ty

The safety of our passengers, visitors, business partners and employees is the top priority at Leipzig/Halle Airport.

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Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le Air‌port Air‌port ‌Fire Bri‌gade

The airport fire brigade makes a major contribution to safety at Leipzig/Halle Airport.

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Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le Air‌port Win‌ter Ser‌vi‌ces

The winter services are crucially important for smooth air traffic operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport.

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Leip‌zig/‌Hal‌le Air‌port Exten‌sion Pro‌jects

Leipzig/Halle Airport is being extended because of the constant increase in demand.

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