Cheap flights to Bitburg Air Base

  • Bitburg Air Base (also known as Bitburg Airport) was a former United States Air Force base located near the town of Bitburg in Germany. It was originally opened in 1952 and served as a military airfield for the United States Air Force until its closure in 1994.
  • During its operation, Bitburg Air Base was primarily used as a tactical fighter base and housed various fighter squadrons and aircraft, including F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons. The base played a significant role in NATO's defense strategy during the Cold War, serving as a crucial asset for air defense operations in Europe.
  • In addition to its military operations, Bitburg Air Base had a civilian terminal that was used for limited commercial and charter flights. The airport facilitated travel for military personnel and their families, as well as for official government and diplomatic missions.
  • After the base was closed in 1994, the airport facilities were taken over by Frankfurt Hahn Airport and transformed into a regional cargo airport. Today, the airport is known as Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and primarily serves as a hub for cargo operations, although some low-cost passenger flights also operate from the airport.