|Type||Public + Military + Cargo|
|Owner||Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH|
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (german: "Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn"), is a former USAF airfield converted to civilian use in 1993.
The French started building an airport for military use near the village "Hahn" in the "Hunsrück", a long upland between the rivers Saar, Mosel and Rhine. One year later it was taken over by the US Airforce. In the Cold War, Hahn Airbase was home to several squadrons of F-16 fighter jets.
On the 13th of September 1992, Lufthansa performed their first commercial flight to Hahn, marking the start of a new era. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was supposed to support Frankfurt am Main (which is over an hour away by car) by handling cargo and low cost operators. Several charter planes started operating from Hahn to various holiday destinations such as Palma de Mallorca. In 1996, an Air France Concorde landed and departed Hahn during an event. In the early 2000s the runway was extended to 3800m to attract longhaul cargo operators.
As of 2021, Ryanair and Wizz Air operate most of the passenger flights out of Hahn. The majority of cargo flights are operated by Silk Way West Airlines (Azerbaijan) and Atlas Air (US). In October 2021, the airport operator went bankrupt after years of struggle and multiple subventions by the state of Rhineland-Palatine followed by the Covid pandemic. The future of Hahn remains uncertain.
Frankfurt-Hahn in FGFS
In 2021, D-SVEN started work on Frankfurt Hahn and the Hunsrück region. The airport received a new taxiway layout, the runway was extended and navaids were implemented. Service hangars, cargo facilities, two terminals and the tower building are modeled and textured. The finished airport, as well as the surrounding airfields and gliderspots are part of the Frankfurt-Hahn custom scenery.