Safe airspace for G20 Summit in Hamburg

Ministry of Transport establishes restricted area

28.06.2017.- On 7 and 8 July 2017, the G20 Summit of the heads of state and government from the largest industrial nations and emerging economies will take place in Hamburg. At the request of the Hamburg police force, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMV) has established a restricted area to protect the G20 Summit.

Restricted areas are put in place as security measures to prevent hazards; they can either be permanent (for example above nuclear power plants or the government precinct in Berlin) or temporary.

For the upcoming summit, a restricted area with a radius of 30 NM (55 km) has been established around the venue to ensure the safe arrival of the State guests. This area extends from the ground to flight level 100, corresponding to about 3,000 m. The restricted area is scheduled to be active from 6 July 2017, 08:00 hrs, until 9 July 2017, 24:00 hrs. This is subject to change, depending on police requirements.

All flights, including the operation of model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems, are prohibited in this area. The flight restrictions do not apply to the flights of arriving State guests, to flights conducted entirely under IFR departing from or arriving at Hamburg Airport, to flights of the police forces, the German Federal Police and the fire-fighting or other emergency services.

Anja Naumann
DFS Media Officer
Bremen branch, Telephone: +49 421-5372116

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,550 employees as at 31 December 2016. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as control towers at 16 international airports in Germany. The DFS subsidiary, DFS Aviation Services GmbH, provides air navigation services as well as consultancy services.