Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)
History, Facts and Overview
(Frankfurt Am Main, Germany)
Frankfurt Hahn Airport began its life as the Hahn Air Base, which was used extensively by the military and US Air Force during the Cold War years. In 1993, the airport was inaugurated as a civilian airport and during the first 12 months, served around 7,000 passengers. However, today Frankfurt Hahn Airport handles over 10,000 passengers - per day.
The year of 1999 was an important time for the airport, when the budget airline Ryanair began its operations here and helped passenger levels finally exceed one million in 2002. More recently, Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) has installed a new four-lane access road, extended the main runway to 3,800 metres / 12,465 feet, opened a new 'VG' cargo terminal and created additional shopping areas.
There are good money facilities at the single-terminal airport, including a full-service bank, bureau de change and cash machines, while a commendable selection of places to eat and shop are also available. The shopping options include a Travel Value duty-free outlet, Metropolitan Health and Beauty salon, Relay newsagent, and Fairland Airport Shop, selling a range of regional German products.
A large choice of cafés and restaurants provide sustenance for visitors to Frankfurt Hahn Airport, such as the BäckSnäck Jung, Café Gallery and Pizza e Pasta. Especially popular is the Flyer One café, which boasts excellent runway views, where you are able to observe the incoming aircraft.
There is a business conference centre situated near to the terminal, with a dozen, well-equipped conference rooms and business facilities. At Frankfurt Hahn Airport itself, basic business facilities can be found at the Service Centre, while there is also wireless Internet in all public areas of the terminal.