50 years at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport Part III - The new millennium at the home port
Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of this, the airport can look back on the years from 2000 to 2009 in the third part of the four-part history series.
50 years Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport Part III - The new millennium at the home port Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of this, the airport can look back on the years from 2000 to 2009 in the third part of the four-part history series. Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport entered the new millennium with over 1.3 million passengers and a record high of 65,836 take-offs and landings.
Under the management of Fritz Henzes, the years 2000 to 2009 were the busiest on the home port. In order to respond to the growing number of passengers, additional capacity was created during this period through extensions and conversions. With the installation of a second refueling plant with a capacity of 300,000 liters and the extension of the apron, clearance was first accelerated. In 2001, the completion of the new arrival terminal and pier complex with additional waiting rooms followed. To ensure complete baggage control, the two terminals were rebuilt and restructured by 2004. A maintenance hangar for two medium-haul 757 aircraft was built and lastly 450 additional shelves were created with the construction of the second car park.
A special highlight took place on May 26, 2004 as part of the Champions League Finals in Gelsenkirchen. On this day, for the first time, twenty Boeing 737s as well as Boeing 747 and other widebody aircraft were handled at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport.
With the connection to the Munich hub by Lufthansa and the opening of the Airport Forum in 2004, which still houses rooms for conferences, workshops and events, Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport has become increasingly important for business travelers and regional companies. The offer was supplemented by the 2006 completed Airport Hotel Paderborn.
After many years of management, the Airport Fritz Henze retires in 2009. As in the episode Elmar Kleinert and from 2013 Dr. Marc Cezanne further developed the airport, is reported in Part IV.
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