Departures Rostock (RLG)Departures flight plan for Wednesday, 25 May 2022*
Arrivals Rostock (RLG)Arrivals flight plan for Wednesday, 25 May 2022*
An exhibition at the terminal offers an overview of the history of aviation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The exhibition includes a replica of the Heinkel He 178, the first German jet aircraft.
- URL: Rostock (RLG)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service telephone: +49 38454 321-390 ;
- Address: Flughafen Rostock-Laage-Güstrow, Flughafenstraße 1, D-18299 Laage
- Operating company: Flughafen Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH
- Parking: Yes; about 1000 short and long term spaces, the first 20 minutes are free; free parking for the disabled (ID required).
- Nearby cities: Rostock (21 km)
- Directions by car: B103, A19 motorway exit "Laage" ; Buses to scheduled flights, buses must be reserved for the charter flights
- Stations: The nearest station is in Rostock.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (13.39%), Tuesday (18.11%), Wednesday (8.66%), Thursday (15.75%), Friday (19.69%), Saturday (2.36%), Sunday (22.05%)
- Alternative spelling: Rostock-Lage, Rostok, Rostokas, Росток-Лаге, Ростак, Ρόστοκ, روستوك, روستوک, როსტოკი, רוסטוק, रॉस्टॉक, รอสต็อก, ロストック, 로스토크, 罗斯托克, 羅斯托克
Most popular destinations from Rostock (Flights per week )
Top airlines (percentage of departures and arrivals)
The airport is in the Laager Weitendorf district, about 28 km or 20 miles southeast of downtown Rostock and about 9 km or 5 miles southwest of the centre of Laage. Motorists can reach the airport on the A19/E55 motorway, exit "Laage" or on the federal highway 103 and the road 13.
The bus number 127 operates a service several times a day between Rostock central bus station and the airport (Regionalverkehr Küste GmbH (Rvk).
Mecklenburg Tourism Association, together with several regional bus companies, also offers bus transfers to major tourist areas, such as to various seaside resorts on the Baltic coast, the lakes of Mecklenburg and the island of Ruegen. Departures are synchronised with the flight schedule of German Wings (Stuttgart and Cologne).
Rostock airport is not the first airport in the city of Rostock. Before the First World War the city had already built an airfield by Hohe Düne as a combined land and water aerodrome. During World War II the airport was used by the military, until after the war, it was also used by civilian aviation. Over time, Rostock airport has played an important role for both tourism as well as the training of pilots of the German Pilot School. An aircraft company, Ernst Heinkel Aircraft Works, also had its first headquarters here.
After the Second World War the airfield and the aircraft companies were moved, and Rostock was left without an airport.
It was almost 30 years before a new airport was built. In 1978, construction work began on a new base for the National People's Army of the GDR. Military flights eventually took off in 1984 and after German reunification, the German army took over the Rostock-Laage airport.
Through a joint use agreement, civilian use was also permitted in 1992. This began after the terminal and other necessary facilities were opened by Rostock-Laage-Güstrow GmbH in 1993. A year later, the German postal service also integrated the airport into its night airmail network. Since then, airmail postal services for the entire state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has been processed at Rostock airport.
As time progressed, the airports use for holiday travel and flights grew in significance, reason enough for the new passenger terminal Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain (capacity 300,000 passengers) as well as two boarding bridges to be inaugurated on 9 September 2005.
In 2007, the airport was the centre of international attention during the G8 summit in Heiligendamm when the visitors to the summit, heads of state as well as delegates were all flown in and out of the the area via Rostock airport.