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Barrier-free travel

New rights for European air passengers

Leipzig/Halle Airport is designed to be barrier free. Sanitary facilities, lifts, telephones, shops and restaurants are easily accessible.

Since the new “Act for the Assistance of Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) in Air Travel” (EG 1107/2006 of 26.07.2008) has come into effect.

 Quality standards for looking after disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility at Leipzig/Halle Airport  [pdf]

More information for your journey:

Preparation for the journey

Please inform the tour operator or airline of your disability/assistance needs when booking your flight or at least 48 hours before departure.

Arrival

By train:
From the train platform, you can reach the check-in area with the lift (level 2).

By car:
Use motorway exit number 21 from the A14 (Schkeuditz/Flughafen).

The address for your navigation system:
Terminalring 11
04435 Schkeuditz or 04435 Kursdorf

Parking

Access bridge/Terminal B:
You may stop briefly on the access bridge under the check in area or directly in front of Terminal B (Arrivals) - in order to load or unload baggage and passengers.

Car parks P1 and P2:
Parking spaces are available and reserved for disabled guests in the first rows of these car parks.

Multi-storey car park:
There are 60 marked parking spaces on six levels near the lifts. You will have the shortest way to the check-in counters, if you park your car in section E. The check-in area can easily be reached with the lifts (level 2)

Free services

The following services are free of charge if you

  • are permanently confined to a wheelchair
  • are unable to climb stairs
  • require a wheelchair for longer journeys
  • have limited vision or hearing or are mentally disadvantaged

Departure

Assistance:

  • with checking in your baggage
  • with security and passport controls and checkpoints
  • to the gate and with the priority boarding of the aircraft

If you would like to take your electric wheelchair on your journey, it must be checked in as bulky baggage. It is therefore necessary to use a folding wheelchair for the trip to the gate. A special wheelchair is then used while boarding the gate.
If you arrive with a manual wheelchair you may remain in it until shortly before boarding when the change to the special wheelchair will take place. Your wheelchair will then be loaded into the cargo hold of the aircraft.

Arrival

Assistance:

  • reception in or at the aircraft
  • help with immigration formalities
  • collection of your baggage
  • escort to your friends/family or to public transport

Discounted Parking

Flughafen Leipzig/Halle offers handicapped people a 100 percent discount off the parking fees for parking areas and the multi-storey car park. The airport attaches the discount to the European Disabled Persons’ Parking Card ("Blue parking badge").

Please take a parking ticket when entering the parking areas or multi-storey car park. On returning to the airport after your journey you will receive the discount from Parking Services or Airport Information employees upon presentation European Disabled Persons’ Parking Card.