Fast & individual:
Welcome to PAD Cargo!

We connect 77,000 companies with the world. We are the point of contact for enterprises from three German states and one of the strongest economic regions in Germany, with a high level of industrial density. Our central location, logistical know-how and good transportation connections mean that Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is one of the region’s most important logistics sites.

Airport PAD

Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is strategically located where three German states – North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Hesse – come together. It offers scheduled and charter service to national and international destinations and draws from a core catchment area of approximately 5.5 million residents.
Our cargo service is available to our customers around the clock (24h screening and customs), making us a fast, customer-friendly cargo partner. Other advantages:

  • Unrestricted air traffic (our operations are not slot-oriented)
  • Rapid turnaround
  • Highly competitive fee structure
  • Our own fuel supply (no minimum-quantity surcharge)

In addition, both ad-hoc customers and longstanding partners enjoy individual service with a single goal: to ensure that your freight arrives quickly, safely, and cost-effectively.



Our catchment area is the region surrounding the airport at a radius of around 80 kilometers. In addition to our customers in eastern Westphalia, the airport’s cargo services are increasingly attracting companies from other regions.
Benefit from fast access:

Your freight arrives here in a maximum of 2.5 hours and can be sent on to its destination.



Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is optimally connected:

Approach via motorway A33
The A33 motorway connects the A30 to the north with the A44 to the south and thus the entire distance from the Netherlands across northwestern Germany and all the way to the states of Saxony and Thuringia.

Exit: Motorway A33 (Bielefeld-Brilon),
Salzkotten interchange (27).

Approach via motorway A44
The motorway A44 runs from the Belgian border near Aachen to Kassel in Hessen.

Exit: Motorway A44 (Dortmund-Kassel),
Bueren interchange (60).


Facts and figures

  • Runway length: TORA 2,180 m / TODA 2,240 m
  • Runway width: 45 m
  • NDB/DME approach / ILS 06/24 CAT I
  • GPS approach
  • RWY/taxiway surface: PCN 70 F/B/X/T ASPH
  • 24/7 operation
  • Aircraft maintenance: German Aircraft Maintenance & PAD Aviation Technics
  • Own fuel supply

Technical facts

  • Airfield elevation: 699 ft.
  • Airfield reference temperature: 18,6 °C
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS 100LL
  • Freight handling/screening: available 24 h
  • Customs procedures: available 24 h
  • Freight hangar (including storage option) close to the ramp
  • Regulated agent (certified by the German Federal Aviation Office)



Westphalia is known for its “hidden champions” in the industrial, food, media, automotive and furniture segments. Paderborn is thus located in one of the strongest industrial regions of Germany, one with a high average income.

Globally active, well-known companies from a wide variety of industries are located here, including the multinational food manufacturing giant Dr. Oetker, automotive suppliers Benteler and Hella, the multinational media enterprise Bertelsmann Group and the agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas.


A seamless, perfectly functioning logistics chain is essential to delivering your air freight safely and quickly to its destination. In the process, we see ourselves as a service provider to freight forwarders and airlines alike. You will find an overview of our technical equipment in this pdf document.

Experienced experts and our technical equipment enable us to handle nearly any kind of freight at Airport PAD. We are also happy to find individual solutions for bulky or very heavy freight. We regularly ship the following kinds of freight:

  • Animals
    We are experienced in animal transports and ensure high-quality veterinary care. Your animal’s welfare and safety while in our safekeeping is our top priority.

  • DGR/Hazardous goods
    We are able to handle hazardous goods, carry out commissioning, and produce all the necessary transport documents.

  • Airmail
    Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and an outstanding infrastructure, we and our partners enable rapid, reliable processing of airmail and express shipments.

We provide everything to ensure a smooth loading process on-site. Forklifts with a loading capacity of up to 8 tons bring your freight on the runway. Our biggest Main Deck Loader can transport up to 20-ft pallets and -containers. The maximum lifting capacity of the loader is 12,000 kg, with a maximum height of 5,350 mm.

Our customs clearance service is available to you 24/7.
Please do not hesitate to contact:
Customs office at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport

Flughafenstraße 33
33142 Bueren-Ahden
Fon +49 (0) 2955. 77-375

Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is a regulated agent for the transport of air freight by truck. Your freight is secured, sealed, and reloaded here, with the result that it is classified as air freight and can, for example, be directly loaded at the hub in Frankfurt.
Lufthansa Cargo has its own station at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport. Standard freight, express freight and hazardous goods can all be processed and sealed here and delivered by truck to the hub in Frankfurt in scheduled service using the Lufthansa flight number. The Lufthansa Cargo Station, which processes air freight for trucking to Frankfurt, is open Wednesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m..

Other technology

  • X-ray: HI-SCAN 145180 2-is
    With its tunnel dimensions of 1,450 mm width and 1,800 mm height, the HI-SCAN 145180 2-is is especially well suited to x-raying airfreight on standardized pallets (Euro, UK and U.S.). This device can x-ray freight with a weight of up to 1.2 tons. Find out more about the device in this pdf document.

  • Detector: IONSCAN 500DT
    Our detector is able to identify explosives and drugs during a single analysis as well as detect a large number of substances. This ensures that our detection procedures are both secure AND fast. Find out more about the device in this pdf document.

  • GPU, ASU, heating unit
    The airport has all the necessary equipment in the right quantities to secure your transport and ensure the maintenance of any necessary temperature levels: ground power units (GPU) and air start units (ASU) supply parked vehicles, while heating units keep the inside climate at an optimal level.


Lufthansa Cargo
PAD-Cargo_Luftfrachtservice-am-Flughafen-Paderborn-Lippstadt_Lufthansa-CARGOLufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading providers of air freight transport. Its route network includes around 300 destinations in about 100 countries around the globe, and the company can draw on its own cargo aircraft as well as the freight capacity of Lufthansa’s and Austrian Airlines’ passenger aircraft in addition to trucks. Most of Lufthansa Cargo’s freight business is transshipped at Frankfurt Airport. The company maintains a station at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport for the transport of air freight by truck to Frankfurt. Find out more about the company here.

Bright Flight
PAD-Cargo_Luftfrachtservice-am-Flughafen-Paderborn-Lippstadt_Bright-FlightBright Flight is a young and quickly growing Bulgarian airline. It is completely EU-certified and is an EASA-licensed provider of flight services. Find out more about the company and its two cargo aircraft, the Antonov AN-26 and the ATR42, here.

PAD-Cargo_Luftfrachtservice-am-Flughafen-Paderborn-Lippstadt_Bin-AirDie deutsche Charterfluggesellschaft BinAiris headquartered in Munich and based at Munich Airport. It offers both passenger flights and freight transport. Find out more about the company and the aircraft it uses here.



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Flughafen Paderborn/Lippstadt GmbH
Flughafenstraße 33
33142 Bueren-Ahden

Operations (24/7)
Fon: +49 (0) 2955. 77-230


Our cargo service is available 24 hours per day – even for large freight or special products.

Klaus Marx
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Fon: +49 (0) 2955. 77-201

Eckhardt Balzer
Senior Cargo Consultant
Fon: +49 (0) 2955. 77-651
Mobile: +49 (0) 162. 440-7663