Stuttgart Airport (German: Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STR, IACO: EDDS) is theinternational airport of Stuttgart, the capital of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg. It is christened after Stuttgart’s former mayor, Manfred Rommel and is the sixth busiest airport in Germany with 10.5 million passengers having passed through its doors in 2015. The airport is an important hub for Germanwings and features flights to several European cities and leisure destinations as well as a long-haul service to Atlanta.
The airport is located approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) (10 km (6.2 mi) in a straight line) south of Stuttgart and lies on the boundary between the nearby town of Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Filderstadt and Stuttgart itself. In 2007, the Stuttgart Trade Fair – the ninth biggest exibition centre in Germany – moved to grounds directly next to the airport. Additionally, the global headquarters for car parking company APCOA parking are located here.