From Stuttgart Airport it’s only a 25-minute S-Bahn trip to the city centre. And a mere 355 steps will take you from the airport to Messe Stuttgart and the International Congress Centre (ICS) – something you will only find in Stuttgart. As of next spring, 800 hotel rooms and expanded meeting capacities in three hotels (Wyndham and two Mövenpick Hotels) will be available at the entrance of Messe Stuttgart and the International Congress Centre (ICS) Stuttgart, right at the Messepiazza next to the airport. Situated close to the motorway and with excellent public transport connections, the airport offers convenient access to the greater Stuttgart region.
Stuttgart Airport posted a total of 10,975,639 passengers in fiscal 2017, exceeding its former all-time high of 10.6 million passengers in the previous year once again by 3.1 per cent. As the airlines mostly favoured larger aircraft, the number of aircraft movements saw a slight decline of 1.3 per cent to a total of 127,981 take-offs and landings. Since late April the airline Finnair has operated a daily service to the Baltic metropolis Helsinki, where the Finnish airline offers excellent access to its long-haul network with destinations including Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Dr. Arina Freitag made the following forecast for the current fiscal year: “Demand is huge, driven by the strong economy in Baden-Württemberg. Our 55 airline customers, from traditional scheduled flight operators, through charter to budget airlines are the foundation of our success. The loss of Air Berlin last autumn has meanwhile been more than compensated for; on balance, this summer flight schedule has put more tickets on the market than ever. Plus, we offer non-stop connections to more than 120 destinations. For 2018 we are expecting a further rise in passenger figures.”