School holidays: Longer waiting times possible

Due to the current holidays, there may be longer waiting times. Travellers are advised to arrive at the airport no earlier than 3 hours and no later than 2 hours before departure. Please find more tips  here.

Stuttgart Airport is the gateway to the world for more than 19 million people living in the greater region. With direct flights to all major European hubs and many other destinations, Stuttgart Airport connects one of Europe’s leading economic regions with the world. During its busiest period, up to 50,000 passengers a day departed from or arrived at Stuttgart. This makes STR one of the most efficient single-runway airports in Germany. However, the coronavirus pandemic causes unprecedented challenges. As an important transportation infrastructure, Stuttgart Airport serves Baden-Wuerttemberg in bringing back stability and mobility. The airport continues its commitment to become one of the best-performing and most sustainable airports in Europe - the fairport STR.
As a company we want to have a positive influence on the economy, society and the state of the local and global environment. Our strategy is based on binding values and guidelines for our employees, which are all compiled in our fairport code.
Sustainable management at Stuttgart Airport means: creating added value for our employees, the environment as well as for the economy and people in our region. In our understanding business success and sustainability performance are inseparably connected. Sustainable development is therefore a material element of our corporate strategy.


Our mission: We strive to become one of the best-performing and most sustainable airports in Europe – the fairport STR.

fairport Code

The fairport code defines values and norms for the behavior of all employees among each other as well as towards customers, competitors, business partners, public authorities and other stakeholder groups. It provides our mission statement:




We take responsibility, act reliably, fair and honestly and we comply with legal statutes.



We are flexible and work quality-orientated. This provides a basis for steady business success.



We protect the environment and preserve resources. We set an example in doing so and intend to continuously improve ourselves.



We create an environment that is characterized by fairness, mutual respect and equal opportunities.



We provide high standards of safety and health.



We are careful and responsible with information and data.



We inform about our activities and engage in an active dialogue with our stakeholders

fairport code (in German)


As the first business in the industry Stuttgart Airport founded an academic sustainability advisory council in February 2014. The fairport council discusses the strategic relevance of corporate responsibility topics. In annual meetings Stuttgart Airport asks the six member expert panel for their constructive and well-founded criticism and advice. Together they elaborate approaches for developing the fairport strategy.

In the face of current megatrends such as digitalization and electrification, the smart fairport STR project derived from one of our council meetings. In cooperation with a group of scientists and university students the airport operator outlines a vision of the “smart fairport STR” – the Stuttgart Airport of the future. The new forum works for example on how the passenger journey and visitor experience could be improved by integrating information networks in a smart way.


Members of the fairport Advisory Council:

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis (chairman of the advisory council, University of Bremen)
  • Dr. Dietrich Brockhagen (CEO, atmosfair GmbH)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hartmut Graßl (former director of Max-Planck-Institut, Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Isenmann (University of Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert (German Institute for Economic Research)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Müller (University of Ulm)