Hanover

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.

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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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