Hanover International serves the capital of the German federal state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and is the tenth busiest airport in the country. Luigi Vallero reviews its 64-year history.

The first of three triangular terminals opened in 1973. The design was regarded as radical at the time, and was also used at Moscow Sheremetyevo and Warsaw. (WikiMedia Commons / Björn Strey)

H anover – or Hannover in German – is the ancient seat of the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and the House of Hanover (Hanoverians), the family from which King George I of Great Britain (1660-1727) was descended. It has grown to into a major commercial centre with a population of 518,000 in the city and 1.2 million in the surrounding metropolitan area.

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