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News about Hamburg and the airport
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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.
airBaltic launching flights to Tallinn and Vilnius in 2020 summer timetable
airBaltic has announced two new routes from Hamburg for the 2020 summer timetable: from March 2020, there will be year-round direct services to Tallinn and Vilnius from Hamburg Airport. From 29 March 2020, airBaltic will be operating four weekly flights to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, flying every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. And from 30 March 2020, there will be three airBaltic flights to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, with flights each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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.
|Eurowings||Budapest||A319||up to twice daily||Mar. 26, 2020||4 additional frequencies|
|Eurowings||Gothenburg||A319/320||6x weekly||Mar. 29, 2020|
|Eurowings||Prague||A320/B737||2x weekly||Mar. 29, 2020|
|Alitalia||Milan/Linate||A320||daily||Mar. 29, 2020||new airline!|
|Pegasus||Istanbul/SAW||B738||12x weekly||Mar 29, 2020||up to 5 additional frequencies|
|Finnair||Helsinki||E190||3x daily||Mar. 29, 2020||additional daily frequency|
|Air France||Paris||A319||5x daily||Mar. 29, 2020||3 additional frequencies|
|Air Baltic||Tallinn||A220||4x weekly||Mar. 29, 2020||new destination!|
|Air Baltic||Vilnius||A220||3x weekly||Mar. 30, 2020||new destination!|
|Albawings||Tirana||B737||3x weekly||Mar. 30, 2020||new destination!|
|Norwegian||Alicante||B737||2x weekly||Apr. 2, 2020|
|Norwegian||Copenhagen||B737||2x weekly||Apr. 17, 2020|
|Ryanair||Zadar||B737||2x weekly||May 1,2020|
|TUIfly||Funchal||B738||1x weekly||May 2, 2020|
|Eurowings||Larnaca||A320||1x weekly||May 16, 2020||new destination!|
|Condor||Preveza||A320||1x weekly||May 29, 2019||new destination!|
|Sunexpress||Adana||B737||1x weekly||Jun. 1, 2020|
|Eurowings||Valencia||A319/320||3x weekly||Jun. 2, 2020|
|Eurowings||Málaga||A320/B737||4x weekly||Jun. 4, 2020|
|Sunexpress||Antalya||B737||19x weekly||Jun. 26, 2020||5 additional frequencies|
|TUIfly||Funchal||B738||2x weekly||Oct. 27, 2020|
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!
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
31 March - 2 April, 2020
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.
19 April, 2020
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
8-10 May, 2020
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
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.
5-6 June, 2020
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.
4-8 March, 2020, 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.
27-29 April, 2020, Bergen (Norway)
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.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
May 2020, Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.