North Germany 2012

Berlin-Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel, Leipzig, Rostock-Laage, Purkshof, Hamburg, Barth

We have visited some airports on our tour through the northern part of Germany including stops at the above mentioned airports. Enjoy the pictures from airfields you might have not heard of before.

Rostock-Laage Airport

Spotting at the largest airport in the German Baltic Sea area is very easy! The airport is easy to access and offers a nice visitor terrace. Amongst domestic services to Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt for instance, Helvetic offers flights into Zurich as one of the few international destinations being served from here.

Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 HB-JVH
Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 HB-JVH

There is a lot of Lufthansa Flight Training at Laage for pilot training!

The airport also features a huge German Air Force hub!

Hamburg

Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A321-211 HZ-ASR
Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A321-211 HZ-ASR

Purkshof Airfield

Barth Ostsee - Airport

A lovely small airfield a few miles west of Stralsund is a breeze to explore. Friendly employees offering access to the airfield, right in time to the arrival of our Federal Chancellor Mrs. Angela Merkel with her helicopter of the German Air Force!

Leipzig-Halle Airport

The daily Russian heavies after sunrise in Leipzig. Note the second Antonov 124 in the background with some carapace on board.

Antonov Design Bureau Antonov AN124-100 UR-82073
Antonov Design Bureau Antonov AN124-100 UR-82073

Berlin-Schönefeld

A lovely Airbus A319 private jet awaiting its passengers for a VIP service - almost three hours behind the original departure time.

Pharmair Corporation A319-115 N3618F
Pharmair Corporation A319-115 N3618F

Berlin-Tegel

Some pictures from Berlin's busiest airport - Tegel. It was a rather fresh April morning when we checked out the visitors terrace. The Air Italy and Blue Panorama aircraft were rather unexpected as they were chartered for the Internation Tourism Stock Exchange which took place in Berlin at that time.

The top dog at Tegel Airport - airberlin.
The top dog at Tegel Airport - airberlin.

Leipzig-Halle Airport

Last but not least: An Airbus A300F by MNG Cargo and a Tupulev 204C by DHL resting at the DHL Cargo Apron in the southeast of the airport. The Tupolev aircraft regularly flies into Leipzig serving a Aviastar TU route between Moscow and Halle.