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Wizz Air launching five new destinations from Hamburg
Wizz Air is resuming flight operations from Hamburg Airport, just in time for the summer holiday period. Starting at the beginning of July, the airport connects Hamburg with three destinations never before seen in the airport’s timetable. As of 3 July, Wizz Air flies twice a week to Lviv in Ukraine. The airline is also opening a new route to Chișinău in Moldova from 16 July, and to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, from 17 July. There will be two flights per week to Chișinău and three to Belgrade. From 24 July, Wizz Air will also operate two weekly flights to Tirana in Albania. Furthermore, the airline is expanding its existing service to Bucharest, with four flights per week to the Romanian capital from 9 August.
Hamburg Airport: stable traffic figures in a difficult market environment
For 2019, Hamburg Airport recorded stable passenger figures at a constant high level. The year was characterised by a difficult market environment. Increasing cost pressure and a weakening economy led to the insolvency of established airlines and tour operators. At the same time, Hamburg’s route network remains diverse and passengers want to travel as much as ever. For 2020, the airport expects the consolidation of traffic numbers to continue.
Alitalia to fly from Hamburg Airport to Milan
For the start of the 2020 summer timetable, Alitalia is opening a scheduled route from Hamburg Airport: From 29 March 2020, the Italian airline will connect Hamburg with Milan Linate airport on a daily flight. With its inner-city location, the Alitalia hub of Milan Linate is ideal for business travellers, who benefit from the short journey to the centre of Milan.
Your Aviation Marketing team regularly compiles current developments in the Hamburg Airport route network.
|TUIfly||Funchal||B738||1x weekly||June 2020|
|Sunexpress||Adana||B737||1x weekly||July 2020|
|Eurowings||Varna||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 9, 2020|
|Eurowings||Bourgas||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 10, 2020|
|Wizzair||Tirana||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 24, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Bucharest||A320||4x weekly||Aug. 9, 2020|
|Wizzair||Belgrade||A320||3x weekly||Sept. 2, 2020|
|Wizzair||Chişinău||A320||2x weekly||Sept. 4, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Riga||A320||2x weekly||Oct. 15, 2020|
|Eurowings||Marrakesh||A319||1x weekly||Oct. 31, 2020|
|Wizzair||Lviv||A320||2x weekly||Mar. 29, 2021||new destination!|
As we monitor and observe the market, we often come across studies and presentations on current developments and trends in the industry. We would love to share these with you and hope you will also find them useful for your work.
OAG Punctuality League 2020
The league is based on 57.5 million flight records using full-year data from 2019 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports.
CAPA's Global Airline Outlook for the 2020s
If the first two decades of the 21st century were transformational for the aviation industry, the 2020s will be reolutionary...
ATN 2019 review
Air Transport News look at all the important developments that happened in aviation during 2019 - quite a lot that otherwise gets fogotten too quickly. Enjoy browsing!
New Olympus factory under construction in Hamburg
Olympus broke the ground Wednesday (February 21, 2018) for a new factory in Jenfeld with a ceremony attended by Olaf Scholz, Mayor of Hamburg. “Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe is sending yet another strong signal in favour of innovative Hamburg with this ground-breaking ceremony. That creates jobs and puts the company and our health sector ahead. All over the globe, countless numbers of patients can now hope for more progress in minimal invasive surgery,” Scholz commented.
850,000 guests flock to 600 concerts in first year of Elbphilharmonie
Elbphilharmonie enjoying spectacular success; surpasses all expectations
Around 850,000 people have attended over 600 concerts in Hamburg’s impressive Elbphilharmonie since the magnificent concert hall officially opened on January 11, 2017. And more than 4.5 million people have visited the Plaza. Nearly 70,000 people have taken part in guided tours of the concert hall while the Elbphilharmonie’s music education programme has attracted over 60,000 people of all ages making for a great success story in just a year.
Hamburg welcomes 800,000th cruise ship passenger
Hamburg welcomed the 800,000th cruise passenger Saturday (December 16, 2017), a press release said. The winner, Briton Mr. Milford and his partner Mrs. Starkey-Nesling, received an early Christmas surprise on disembarking at the Cruise Terminal Steinwerder. Mr. Milford had disembarked from the Columbus to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Hamburg.
Events in and around Hamburg
Beatles Festival - to be postponed
15-16 August, 2020
60 years ago, the Beatles gave their first concert in Hamburg, which marked the start of their incredible career. This anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2020. Various artists and bands will remind us of the music and spirit of the Fab Four. The unique festival programme in Hamburg will range from concerts to exhibitions, readings and much more.
16-19 September, 2020
Europe's unique club festival presents more than 600 wide-ranging events in over 70 venues, many of them around "Germanys most creative neighbourhood" Hamburg St Pauli.
Hamburg Christmas markets
End of November - 30 December, 2020
Discover history, tradition and a Hanseatic heritage at one of Hamburg's many wonderful Christmas markets. The prettiest is set just outside Hamburg's most impressive town hall. Hosted by Roncalli's Circus, you can discover lots of lovingly decorated stalls and the punch is even served by clowns and circus artists. But there are a variety of other 'styles' of market dotted around the city.
Aircraft Interiors Expo
12-15 April, 2021
The global market leader for the world's aircraft interiors industry, Aircraft Interiors Expo is the launch pad for cabin programs, showcasing tomorrow's designs, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services.
25 April, 2021
Around 25,000 athletes and more than 750,000 spectators from all over the world gather every year for Germany's largest spring marathon. Its course leads past Hamburg's top sights - and the event has only seen very little rain since its inauguration over 30 years ago.
Meet us at these events
We organise interesting events for you to get to know our services better all year round. These are labeled HAMevents in the list below, which also includes aviation industry events we are attending.
10-12 May, 2021, Bergen (Norway)
If you would like to meet with us, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
May 2021 Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.
IATA Schedules Conference - cancelled
16-18 June, 2020, Montreal (Canada)
The purpose of this voluntary assembly of both IATA and non-IATA airlines worldwide is to provide a forum for the allocation of slots. Hamburg Airport traditionally has a booth in the exhibition area of this conference. We would be delighted to meet you there. Please use the IATA scheduling tool to arrange a meeting.