The Fehmarn Belt project contributes to DKK million-investment to upgrade the airfield to airport
The necessary investments have been made and all documents and documentation are now in the hands of the Danish Transport Authority, which can alter the status of Lolland-Falster Airport from “airfield” to a designated "airport".
"Apart from the fact that “airport”sounds better, it also means that we become a flight instrument airport, so that flights can be made, regardless of the weather. This is a significant improvement”, says airport manager Hans Mouszynski, Lolland-Falster Airport and continues:
"We have inspected the airfield in minute detail and replaced and upgraded all the necessary equipment to fulfil the requirements to be awarded an instrument airport status."
He hopes for a clarification from the Danish Transport Authority before the end of the year.
The Fehmarn Belt project increases flights
The Fehmarn Belt project has brought with it the expectation of increased air traffic to and from Lolland-Falster Airport.
Lolland-Falster Airport aims to be a service partner for the tunnel construction and has therefore, in recent years, made investments in both technical equipment and the runway itself.
Today, Lolland-Falster Airport is approved as an international airfield with flights from all countries. It is suitable for smaller propeller and jet aircraft, helicopters, commercial flights and air-taxis, both domestic and international.
"We expect that the Fehmarn construction will mean more flights, including crew replacements, transport of equipment, and airborne viewing flights,” says airport manager Hans Mouszynski.