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.
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.

fairport Code

The fairport code is the foundation for responsible behaviour at the Stuttgart Airport. It applies throughout the airport group and describes our values and our understanding of sustainability. It also guides the behaviour of employees towards each other and towards customers, business contacts, competitors, authorities and other interest groups. The updated fairport code came into force in March 2024. It applies to all companies at the airport site in which the Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH (FSG) holds a majority stake. The environmental policy of FSG is also integrated into the code.

Compliance describes the lawful behaviour of a company, its bodies and employees. In addition to applicable laws and regulations, it also includes internal company guidelines. Stuttgart Airport considers compliance to be a company-wide requirement and part of the sustainability strategy.

fairport code


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.

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)