Largest cargo plane to date processed at Rostock Airport
Rostock-Laage, 18.11.2015. Last night a cargo plane (ANTONOW-124) flying in from South Korea landed at Rostock-Laage Airport. With a maximum take-off weight of 405 tonnes, it is the largest cargo plane to have ever landed in Rostock-Laage.
On board the plane was a replacement part for wind turbines. After being processed, this replacement part was taken on a “wide load” truck to Rostock Harbour and shipped further afield.
Rostock-Laage Aiport (IATA: RLG; ICAO: ETNL) is the largest commercial airport in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The site, which was created to house a military installation, has been used since 1993 by Flughafen Rostock-Laage GmbH as a civilian regional airport. Out of a total area of 1,000 hectares, around 60 hectares are provided for civil use. To this day, this military-civil aviation cooperation is unique in Germany. Because of its ideal geographic location, the regional airport is establishing itself increasingly as an appealing gateway for holidaymakers by the Baltic Sea and business travellers. Geographically, Rostock is a logistic hub for people travelling to places such as Scandinavia, the Baltic region, and Southern and Eastern Europe. With its 24-hour operating permit, freight flights up to jumbo size can now fly to and be dispatched from the airport round the clock and in any weather.