Stuttgart Airport (in German Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STR, ICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) (10 km (6.2 mi) in a straight line) south of Stuttgart, Germany.
The airport lies on the boundary between the nearby town of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Filderstadt and Stuttgart itself. It is the 7th most important airport in Germany and the main airport of the Bundesland Baden-Württemberg with 9,226,546 passengers in 2010.
It is an important hub for the German low cost carrier Germanwings and global headquarters for car parking company APCOA Parking.
In 2007, the Stuttgart Trade Fair – the ninth biggest exhibition centre in Germany moved to grounds directly next to the airport, raising the profile of the airport and strengthening calls for a second runway.
Read more about Stuttgart Airport: History, Expansion, Terminals, Airlines and Destinations, Statistics, Top 10 Airlines By Passengers (2011), Public Transportation and Access, Accidents and Incidents
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