Flughafen Hamburg - In focus

In focus

This section provides you with interesting stories all around Hamburg with its powerful economy and touristic and cultural attractions as well as our airport.

In focus

Hamburg Airport — planning for the future

The next ten or fifteen years will see Hamburg Airport investing in added comfort, new gates, a new baggage system and more shops and restaurants at a central market square. Temporary gates are being put in place on Apron 2 to keep the impact on flight operations to a minimum. We have all the details on the construction work.

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The A321LR: new opportunities from HAM

Introducing the newest member of the bestselling Airbus A320 family, made in Hamburg. The new A321LR opens up whole new opportunities for long-haul routes to and from Hamburg. It covers 7,400 kilometers non-stop, bringing transatlantic services to Canada and the east coast of the USA within reach. The region’s existing demand on these routes can now be fulfilled with profitable direct flights - by you!

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Hamburg - boomtown for internet business

Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Dropbox and Snapchat – five of America’s most famous internet brands already have a presence here. Together with successful local operations like Xing and Bigpoint, they are turning the city into a melting pot of the online economy. Some 120,000 people work for more than 23,000 media and IT firms in Hamburg.

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Hotel boom - from budget to exclusive

Sleepless in Hamburg? Far from it! The choice of hotels just keeps growing, from exclusive luxury all the way down to the budget segment. A total of 14 new hotels will be opening their doors in 2017 in Hamburg, adding some 2,300 beds, and another 11 hotels are coming in 2018. The city is becoming more and more popular, with 6.6 million visitors and 13.3 million overnight stays in 2016, representing 5.5 percent year-on-year growth. Demand is growing more quickly in Hamburg than in any other major German city.

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We proudly present: The Elbphilharmonie

What's it all about? Elphi... The Elbphilharmonie, known locally and affectionately as Elphi, has officially opened, with two stunning concerts on 11 and 12 January. The Federal President, Joachim Gauck, made a speech and the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, came back to her hometown for the occasion. Hamburg's new architectural and cultural landmark is considered to be one of the world's top ten concert halls, and it is already proving a visitor magnet. Do you have room for all those concertgoers on your flights?

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Hamburg Airport prepares for your future

An airport that wants to be attractive for both passengers and airlines needs to be in good shape. Hamburg Airport is preparing for your future needs with numerous renovation and expansion projects to improve the airport's performance even more. Existing infrastructure is being comprehensively refurbished to suit modern requirements. The entire apron is being renewed, new walk-in-walk-out gates have been constructed, the new Hamburg Airport Cargo Center has opened, and two new double jet bridges, specially designed for wide-body aircraft, will enter operation in the spring.

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HAM is growing. Wanna join in?

The sun is shining on our route network, with eleven new destinations in Hamburg's summer timetable. We have already welcomed six brand new airlines this year: Air Serbia, ASL France, Atlasglobal, Blue Air, Tarom and Wizz. HAM's growth last year was two percentage points above the German average, and for this year we expect two percent passenger growth and more than 16 million passengers. The diverse range of airlines and destinations reflects the special dynamics of our market.

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The Hamburg Aviation Conference

Airports and airlines need to learn to launch new products and services together. The only way to succeed is for the entire value creation chain to be involved. This was the conclusion reached at this year's Hamburg Aviation Conference - an annual event launched by Hamburg Airport 19 years ago. Once again, around 150 experts from the industry and the academy gathered in the city this year to discuss various strategies and evaluate the latest developments in the aviation industry. The Conference's motto, "Think Future", underlines its purpose: to offer participants a platform for free thinking, open discussions, and a wide range of ideas.

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