Objective and history
Today's operating company of our airport Hof-Plauen (according to aviation law: commercial airport) was founded in 1998 in the heyday of the then scheduled and charter flight operations. Flughafen Hof-Plauen GmbH currently consists of 2 shareholders: the city of Hof (60%) and the district of Hof(40%).
We operate our airport with a lean staff of currently 11 employees plus 2 colleagues in the tower of the Aviation Authority of Northern Bavaria.
Our airport as the main landing point for the region of Northeast Upper Franconia, is located in the center of Europe and allows you to reach the most important European cities in a short time. Conversely, it is YOUR gateway to the region of Upper Franconia, neighboring Thuringia, Saxony and the nearby Czech Republic.
But flying was done in Hof much earlier...
A little history
Flight operations had already been taking place since 1920 on a site on the Hohe Saas in the northwest of the city of Hof.
The development of the area into an airfield brought a scheduled service on the Fürth - Hof Leipzig route for a few years after 1928.
The airfield at that time was in operation until the end of the Second World War in 1945.
After that, the US Army and subsequently the Bundeswehr took over the site, so that the Hof Aero Club, which was founded locally in 1950, had to look for a new airfield site. Finally, they found what they were looking for about 5 km southwest of the city of Hof - our current location.
After four years of planning and construction, flight operations began in 1968 on a 720m runway. In the following years, our airfield was successively further expanded with a longer runway (820m then 1540m), tower, aircraft hangars and operational buildings.
In terms of flight operations, scheduled and charter flight operations began in 1972. (More information can be found here) This era came to an end in 2002 (charter) and 2012 (scheduled).
Since then, we have concentrated on our core areas - general aviation as well as business and corporate aviation - and continue to improve these areas in order to always be able to offer our clientele an uncomplicated all-round service. Because no matter whether you are flying away from Hof to a business appointment or coming to the region:
YOUR BUSINESS STARTS HERE!
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