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News about Hamburg and the airport
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17.23 million passengers used Hamburg Airport in 2018
In 2018, 17.23 million passengers used Hamburg Airport, approx. 2.2 percent less than in 2017. Aircraft movements, totalling around 156,400 in 2018, were lower than in the year 2000, when just under 10 million passengers used Hamburg Airport. Compared to 2017, the number of aircraft movements declined by around 2.1 percent.
Eurowings offering automatic baggage check-in
Eurowings is now offering passengers the swift, efficient services of ten Self Bag Drop machines at Hamburg Airport’s Terminal 1.
Hamburg announced as host of CAPA’s Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit 2019
CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, is pleased to announce Hamburg, Germany as Host of the second annual CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit. This summit is the only aviation event in the world dedicated to the strategic and commercial outlook for a key frontier of low cost travel: long haul sectors. The 2019 CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit will be held on 10-11 October 2019 at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg.
Your Aviation Marketing team regularly compiles current developments in the Hamburg Airport route network.
|Sun Air||Friedrichshafen||Do328||twice daily||Jan. 14, 2019|
|Germania||Pristina||A319||2x weekly||Mar. 31, 2019|
|Air France||Paris||A318/319||5x daily||Mar. 31, 2019||1 additional daily frequency|
|Level||Vienna||A321||6x weekly||Mar 31, 2019||new airline!|
|Austrian Airlines||Vienna||A320||up to 6x daily||Apr. 1, 2019||up to 2 additional daily frequencies|
|Ryanair||Zadar||B738||2x weekly||Apr. 1, 2019|
|Ryanair||Krakow||B738||3x weekly||Apr. 2, 2019|
|Corendon||Heraklion||B737||2x weekly||Apr. 27, 2019|
|Eurowings||Jerez de la Frontera||B738||1x weekly||Apr. 28, 2019|
|Condor||Olbia||A320||2x weekly||May 1, 2019|
|Condor||Kalamata||A320||1x weekly||May 3, 2019||new destination!|
|Condor||Olbia||A320||2x weekly||May 4, 2019|
|TUIfly||Kos||B738||2x weekly||May 13, 2019||1 additional frequency|
|Eurowings||Bodrum||A319||1x weekly||May 31, 2019|
|Corendon||Izmir||B737||2x weekly||Jun. 1, 2019|
|Eurowings||Ankara||A319||1x weekly||Jun. 2, 2019|
|Sunexpress||Burgas||B737||1x weekly||Jun. 5, 2019|
|Germania||Elazig||A319||1x weekly||Jun. 19, 2019|
|Wizz||Varna||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 2, 2019|
|Eurowings||Antalya||A319||1x weekly||Jul. 3, 2019|
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.
Route launches 2018
According to anna.aero’s New Routes Database, airlines launched 3,765 new scheduled services around the globe during the calendar year 2018, representing a 6.8% increase on the previous year. Read anna.aero's detailed analysis and split by carriers, airports and markets.
Aviation outlook: nine industry predictions for 2019
What will the year ahead have in store for the commercial aviation industry? From further consolidation in Europe to a shake-up of global airline alliances, Nigel Mayes from leading consultancy ASM casts his eye on what might shape the aviation world in 2019.
Air Transport News looks back at another eventful year in aviation and refreshes our memories with the most memorable events from very month.
Cruise Days to become highlight of Hamburg's cruise ship year
Four highlights in cruise ship year 2017 - new cruise ship terminal to be built in HafenCity
Spring has arrived and the season will see more and more cruise ships arrive in Hamburg. A total of 29 ship arrivals and around 120,000 passengers are expected in May alone. Six cruise ships are expected for the 828th Port Anniversary Celebrations from May 5-7, 2017. High-profile events such as the 6th Hamburg Cruise Days from September 8-10, 2017 are boosting the popularity of cruise shipping with hundreds of thousands of fans expected. A record ten cruise ships are expected during the Cruise Days, which will be rounded off with the leading Seatrade Europe fair and other specialised events.
Chinese Chamber of Commerce opens office in Hamburg
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany has opened a representation in Hamburg. Professor Dr. Schmidt-Tenz, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, noted: "Since it was founded, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany has made an important contribution to raising the visibility and acceptance of Chinese companies in our country. We are delighted by the opening of such an office in Hamburg. With over 550 Chinese companies, our Hanseatic city is China's gateway to Europe. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce will help intensify Hamburg's economic ties with China."
Hamburg ranks among top three international cities
The Smart Meetings travel and event magazine has ranked Hamburg among the top three global cities ahead of London, Sydney and Singapore, according to a report on March 2. The Mexican city of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean topped the list followed by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Hamburg is the only German city on the list.
Events in and around Hamburg
Aircraft Interiors Expo
2-4 April, 2019
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.
28 April, 2019
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.
Hamburg Port Festival
10-12 May, 2019
The Port of Hamburg is honoured each year with a big birthday party - the world's largest port festival. It has a long tradition in Hamburg and is very popular with locals and visitors alike.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
25 May ,2019
The Japanese cherry blossom festival with firework display is being held on the Outer Alster since 1968. This gift from the Japanese community to the City of Hamburg brings hundreds of thousands of people to the Alster every year.
31 May - 1 June, 2019
With over 60 concerts at unique venues - in the cargo hold of an old freight ship, at a small theatre in Hamburg's famous Speicherstadt, or at the huge Blohm + Voss shipyards - Hamburg keeps on discovering new territories for Jazz.
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.
6-10 March, 2019, Berlin (Germany)
ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show, is THE B2B-Platform for trade visitors is an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business. Visit us at the Hamburg stand in hall 6.2a.
5-7 April, 2019
Whether it’s majestic ocean liners in the port, the scent of the wide world in the old warehouse district, “Speicherstadt”, the breathtaking view from the Elbphilharmonie or the wicked charm of the Reeperbahn - take the chance to discover our maritime and vibrant metropolis from 5-7 April, the weekend before the Routes Europe conference 2019 takes place in Hanover (8-10 April). Join us!
8-10 April, 2019, Hanover (Germany)
The 13th Routes Europe Event will take place in Hanover, Germany, which is right at our doorstep. If you would like to meet us there, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling. And stay tuned. We will offer you the chance to explore Hamburg while you are here.