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Enschede Airport Twente

Enschede Airport Twente (IATA: ENS, ICAO: EHTW) is located 2 NM (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) outside of Enschede, Twente, Netherlands. It has one runway (05/23), though one of the current taxiways has been used as a runway (taxiway A, formerly runway 16/34). The airport is currently uncontrolled and closed for scheduled passenger flights and military operations. A local flying club uses the airport for their activities. The airfield has also been approved for limited use by business charter operators and an aircraft scrapping firm.

Enschede Airport Twente
(Advanced Landing Ground B-106)
Airport type Restricted use
Operator Enschede Airport Twente
Serves Enschede, Netherlands
Location Enschede, Netherlands
Built 1931
Elevation AMSL 115 ft / 35 m
Coordinates 52°16′33″N
EHTW is located in Netherlands

Location of Enschede Airport Twente
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,406 7,894 Asphalt


Enschede Airport Twente.
Enschede Airport Twente. The early 1960s.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighters on the ramp at Twente in the early 1960s

Twente Airport was opened July 1931 by the mayor of Enschede, Edo Bergsma. KLM started a scheduled flight to Amsterdam in 1932, which was suspended in 1939. During World War II the German Luftwaffe took over the airport and made it a military airbase, renaming it Fliegerhorst Twente. In April 1945 allied troops reoccupied the airport and transferred ownership to the Dutch armed forces. A minor typo in the deed misspelled the airport name as Airbase Twenthe, with an added ‘h’.

After World War II the airport became a «joint use airport», with both civil and military use. The military stationed both fighter and trainer aircraft at the base. Aircraft based at Twente since the Second World War include the Gloster Meteor, Lockheed T-33, Fokker S.14 Machtrainer, Hawker Hunter, North American F-86K Sabre, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, Northrop NF-5 and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.

For civil operations the airport was renamed to Enschede Airport Twente and ran by the privately held company Enschede Airport Twente BV.

On 7 December 2007 military use of the airport ceased. As of 1 January 2008 the airport has been closed for civil aviation as well, pending governmental agreement on the future of the airport. On 16 June 2010 the province of Overijssel agreed on a spatial plan including an airport.

On 1 December 2010 the ownership of the airport grounds was transferred to the Twente region and the city of Enschede. Though it was attempted to find a party interested in operating the airport commercially, it was announced on 4 December 2012 that despite three parties showing interest in this proposal, none of them made a bid to operate it. In March 2013, the military briefly re-opened the airport for military use as part of exercise Cerberus Guard.

In March 2014 the government proposed that the airport could re-open for General Aviation users in 2015, and commercial traffic in 2016. Movements would be limited to 22.000 a year under the proposal primarily for noise abatement. However, in June 2014 both the provincial government and the city of Enschede abandoned the plan to re-open the airport for commercial traffic. The future of the airport remained uncertain. In August 2015 it was announced that Belgian aircraft recycling firm Aeronextlife intended to start using the airport to scrap aircraft. As part of the plan, Aeronextlife would become responsible for the costs of certain vital services required for airport operation, such as a fire fighting presence during aircraft operations.

Approval was granted, and flights to Enschede Airport resumed on 1 May 2016 with the landing of a Cessna Citation Sovereign coming from Manchester, which departed for Aosta later that day. Besides the arrival of aircraft for scrapping, additional traffic allowed at the airport include cargo aircraft to transport airplane parts, business charter aircraft of a number of operators that requested permission to use the airfield, a limited amount of smaller general aviation aircraft and gliders.

In November 2016 it was announced Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions (AELS) was taking over the permit for the dismantling of aircraft from Aeronextlife. AELS already conducted such activity at Woensdrecht Air Base, however, they are limited in the size of the aircraft they can dismantle at Woensdrecht. The first aircraft to be scrapped was an Airbus A340-300 formerly operated by Swiss International Air Lines, which arrived on the 27th of April 2017. Since then, widebody aircraft from KLM and Air France have also been flown to Twente for scrapping.

Airlines and destinations

Currently there are no scheduled flights from Enschede Airport.

Historical destinations include charter flights to Las Palmas, Antalya, Palma de Mallorca, Faro and Heraklion.


Enschede Airport is accessible by car via the nearby A1 motorway, exit 33. The car park is adjacent to the terminal and free of charge.

There are no public transport links to Enschede Airport.

Enschede Airport Twente.
Enschede Airport Twente.

Enschede Airport Twente.
Enschede Airport Twente.

Enschede Airport Twente.
Enschede Airport Twente.


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General Info
Country Netherlands
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 52.270000
52° 16' 12.00" N
Longitude 6.874167
006° 52' 27.00" E
Elevation 114 feet
35 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° E (08/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Near City Enschede
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 119.95
GND 314.125
FINAL 122.45
DIRECTOR 118.575
Outside HO contact Duch Mil Info 132.350

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 9801 x 148 feet
2987 x 45 meters
11/29 6558 x 82 feet
1999 x 25 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN TWN TWENTE 044X - At Field -
NDB TWN TWENTE - 335.5 At Field -

Oil O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)

O-147, MIL L 6085A Lubrication Oil, Instrument Synthetic

O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-149, Aircraft Turbine Engine Synthetic 7.5c St

O-155, MIL L 6068C, Aircraft Medium Grade
Other Fluids DE-ICE, Anti-icing/De-icing/Defrosting Fluid (MIL A 8243)

LHOX, Low and high pressure oxygen servicing

LOX, Liquid oxygen servicing

OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown
28v DC 25 amp, 115/208v AC 15kva 400hz 3 phase 4 wire

56kw 28v DC 700-1500 amp

CSTMS/IMG CSTMS avbl - 24 hr PN.
JASU 1(DSA 150) 1( JAS) 1( ST-56)
OIL O-133-147-148-149-155
OPR HOURS Opr 0700-1545Z++ Mon-Fri.
RSTD Mon-Fri: 24 hr PPR.

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