Book a Private Jet to Leipzig Halle Airport
Leipzig Halle Airport is located in the Saxon town of Schkeuditz, virtually equidistant from the cities of Halle (on the Saale River) and Leipzig. Leipzig city centre is approximately 18 kilometres from the airport, less than a half hour drive, whereas Halle’s city centre is just a few kilometres more. The airport has two runways that can be used simultaneously. This parallel runway system makes it possible for more than two million passengers to land and take off from Leipzig Halle annually.
Leipzig Airport History
Leipzig Halle Airport was first opened on 25 April 1927, serving both domestic and international flights from its inception. In 1932, the airport recorded close to 60,000 passengers. However, the Second World War brought a swift end to the auspicious development of the airport and it closed to civilian traffic in 1939. In 1944, a large section of the airport was destroyed by the Allied bombing campaign which left much of Leipzig in ruins.
In the decades since the war, the airport developed into the most important airport in the central eastern part of Germany. Leipzig is a hub for business, culture, and higher education, with numerous cargo and commercial passenger planes as well as corporate jets landing and taking off daily.
Leipzig Halle LEJ Airport Location
Distance from Leipzig Airport to:
- Leipzig city centre: approx. 18 kilometres by car
- Halle city centre: approx. 28 kilometres by car
- Leipzig University Library (Bibliotheca Albertina): approx. 19 kilometres by car
Various ground transfer options are available for travel into Leipzig or Halle. Following arrival on your charter flight to Leipzig, transfer in your private or hire cars couldn’t be more convenient, as the airport is located directly at the intersection of the A9 and A14 motorways and bordered to the south by the regional B6 road. Parking places can be reserved ahead of time, minimising stress. Of course, taxis and limousine services are also available.
Private Jet Charter to or from Leipzig: Benefits for Business Travellers
Amenities at Leipzig Airport include the Primeclass Lounge, available to passengers of all Leipzig flights for a fee, which is a quiet place to relax or catch up on work. The lounge opens at 5.30am and closes at 9.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, and is open until 10.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Available services include:
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Buffet serving warm and cold dishes
- Newspapers and magazines
- Business centre
Wi-Fi is free throughout the airport for up to two hours. The airport’s conference area has six meeting rooms, two of which can accommodate up to 50 participants. All are equipped with modern teleconferencing and presentation equipment. Catering can also be organised. The airport is also available as a venue for special events.
Passengers of private jets at Leipzig Airport arrive and depart through the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) at Terminal A, with a direct connection to transport links and located only a few steps from the carpark. Check-in, security, and pre-flight preparation is brief and private, separate from passengers flying on commercial airlines. The GAT has its own customs facilities, lounges, and meeting rooms, meaning your journey is unencumbered by queues and crowds.
Arrange a Charter Flight from Leipzig
Leipzig Airport‘s commercial flight network includes both domestic and international destinations. Of course, when you charter a flight from Leipzig, your destination, time of departure, and any stopovers are a matter of choice. The most frequent destinations of private jet charters from Leipzig are:
- Leipzig Halle ✈ Stuttgart (EDDS / STR): approx. 1 hour
- Leipzig Halle ✈ Hamburg (EDDH / HAM): approx. 50 minutes
- Leipzig Halle ✈ Berlin Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF): approx. 40 minutes
- Leipzig Halle ✈ Munich (EDDM / MUC): approx. 55 minutes
- Leipzig Halle ✈ Hannover (EDDV / HAJ): approx. 45 minutes
The most common destinations for outbound flights from Leipzig are within Germany. A charter jet from Leipzig Halle to Stuttgart or Munich takes about an hour, whereas Hamburg is only 50 minutes. Hannover and Berlin Schönefeld are 45 minutes and 40 minutes, respectively.
Leipzig Halle Airport Runways
|Runway||Length and width||Surface|
|08L/26R||3,600 m x 45 m||Concrete|
|08R/26L||3,600 m x 60 m||Concrete|
While the cities of Leipzig and Halle are certainly not lacking in beautiful locations, Leipzig Halle Airport itself offers a unique backdrop for special events and corporate receptions, whether indoor or outdoor. For aviation enthusiasts, the airport also offers behind the scenes tours, has a roof-top viewing platform, and aspiring pilots can even take a flying lesson in the airport’s Piper PA-34 flight simulator.
Leipzig has played an important role in trade, history, and culture going back as far as the Holy Roman Empire. A vibrant centre of scholarship, Leipzig University has educated figures such as Goethe, Wagner, Nietzsche, and most recently, Angela Merkel. The former made Auerbach’s Keller famous as a venue in his magnum opus, Faust. Still a popular locale today, the bar and restaurant dates to the 15th century and is located in the Mädlerpassage, part of Leipzig’s charming network of shopping passageways that can be enjoyed in any weather. Johann Sebastian Bach was the resident organist and cantor of Leipzig’s St Thomas and St Nicholas churches and the city has a musical heritage equalled by few others. The world-renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra divides its activities between sacred services, full-scale concerts at the Gewandhaus, and opera and ballet at the Opera House, the two main venues each overlooking Augustusplatz.
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- Airport code: EDDP / LEJ
- Altitude: 135 m (443 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 2,192,145 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 64,492 (2016)
- Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 5.30am to 11.30pm (passenger flights), 24/7 (cargo flights)
- Runways: 2 (both 3,600 m)
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