Sármellék International Airport


Sármellék International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Sármellék International Airport
nativename =
nativename-a = Sármellék Nemzetközi Repülőtér
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IATA = SOB
ICAO = LHSM
type = Public
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operator =
city-served =
location = Sármellék
elevation-f = 408
elevation-m = 124
coordinates = Coord|46|41|10.85|N|17|09|32.56|E|display=inline,title
website =
metric-elev =
metric-rwy =
r1-number = 16/34
r1-length-f = 8,202
r1-length-m = 2,500
r1-surface = Concrete
r2-number = 17R/35L
CLOSED
r2-length-f = 3,100
r2-length-m = 945
r2-surface = Grass
h1-number = H1
h1-length-f =
h1-length-m = 30x45
h1-surface = Paved
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Sármellék International Airport (Hungarian: "Sármellék Nemzetközi Repülőtér") airport codes|SOB|LHSM, also known as FlyBalaton Airport, is an international airport in Hungary located west of Lake Balaton near the village of Sármellék, Zala county and Keszthely (coord|46|41|11|N|17|9|33|E|). Its importance is due to the proximity of Lake Balaton, Hungary's most important holiday resort and the thermal spas of Hévíz and Zalakaros.

About the airport

A military airport was already located here in the 1940s. It was paved in the 1950s and functioned as a Hungarian military airport until 1960, and as a Soviet military airport between 1960 and the Autumn of 1990. The current runways were constructed in 1982.

The airport is owned by the local governments of Sármellék and Zalavár since August 2002, operated by an Irish-Hungarian investment group, Cape Clear Aviation Ltd., since 2004.

Flights

It has operated as a public airport since 1991 and became the second international airport of the country on May 15, 2002 (after Budapest Ferihegy International Airport). It frequently operates charter flights to Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Düsseldorf in Germany, Billund and Copenhagen in Denmark, Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Moscow in Russia.

Airlines and destinations

*Hamburg International (Dresden)
*Lufthansa
**Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings (Hamburg) [seasonal]
**Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine (Düsseldorf) [seasonal]
*Ryanair (Hahn, London-Stansted, Weeze)
*transavia.com (Amsterdam) [seasonal]

Cargo airlines

*DHL
**operated by EXIN Co. (Lublin, Poland)

References

* http://www.aeromedia.hu/magazin/pilota/landing.htm
* http://www.balaton-tourism.hu/public/balaton.php?magazin=has_nemzkoz

External links

* [http://www.flybalaton.com/?null&lang=en FlyBalaton Airport] - Official site
* [http://www.hungaryairport.hu/airport_data.php?id=34 FlyBalaton Airport data] - from the HungaryAirport site
* [http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?placesearch=Sarmellek%20-%20Balaton%20%28SOB%20%2F%20LHSM%29&distinct_entry=true Spotter's pictures from Sármellék Airport] - www.airliners.net
* [http://www.heviz.hu/angol/koszonto_frameset.htm Hévíz] - Official site
* [http://www.zalakarosonline.hu/zalakarosen/index.php Zalakaros] - Official site
*WAD|LHSM


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