Friends’ association Verkehrslandeplatz Eisenach- Kindel e.V.
The Friends’ association Verkehrslandeplatz Eisenach — Kindel e.V. was founded on the Wartburg on March 2, 1995, with the aim of integrating the former military airfield Kindel as quickly as possible into the economic life and tourism of the Wartburg region. What sounds like a normal club history would not really be worth mentioning if there would not be the special association purpose.
When the founding took place many citizens’ initiatives against airfields have been known but a friend´s and support association for the airfield was new.
The friend´s association set itself the task of significantly improving the conditions for air traffic in the Wartburg region by means of a continuous support of the airfield in the planning and expansion and to establish Eisenach-Kindel as a major infrastructure element.
In the meantime, Eisenach-Kindel has become one of the classic transport infrastructure facilities in the Wartburg region, just like other infrastructure facilities for passenger and freight transport on the road, rail and water. It secures regional air traffic connections to foreign and domestic economic centers and has a considerable economic importance both as a location factor and as an economic factor.
„This offer is important and a necessary supplement in one of the strongest economic regions in Thuringia“
(Reinhard Krebs, District Administrator of the Wartburgkreis, to the General Meeting on 09.08.2016)
To have a modest share in this development is still the justification for the friend´s association, whose members have made a valuable contribution to the future of the Wartburg region over the past twenty years.
At present the friend´s association has around 50 members with numerous companies and private individuals from the Wartburg region, which have been advocating a positive development of the airfield for years.
Become also a member of the friend´s association Verkehrslandeplatz Eisenach- Kindel e.V.
Holger Schade, Managing Director Schade & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Commerzbank Eisenach, represented by director Stefan Koch
Luftfahrtverein Eisenach e. V., represented by chairman Kurt Göbel