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Hamburg Airport investing in personnel, digitalisation and infrastructure
Hamburg Airport today presented its balance sheet for the 2018 financial year. The challenges of the summer and the slight decrease in passenger figures shaped the past year. In 2018, the airport was focused on passengers: with optimised infrastructure, modernised security checkpoints and new self-bag-drop kiosks, Hamburg Airport invested in even more efficiency and comfort. At the same time, there are even more personnel available on-site to assist passengers.
Ryanair celebrates inaugural flights from Hamburg to Zadar and Kraków
For the start of the 2019 summer timetable, Ryanair is adding two new destinations that, until now, have not been served with direct flights from Hamburg Airport. Yesterday, the airline celebrated its inaugural flight to Zadar on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. The airline now flies there twice a week, every Monday and Friday. Today, the inaugural Ryanair flight to Kraków followed. There will be three flights each week on this route, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
New airline in Hamburg: LEVEL celebrates inaugural flight to Vienna
A new airline celebrated its inaugural flight from Hamburg Airport yesterday evening: LEVEL (Anisec). The low-cost brand of International Airlines Group (IAG) is now flying to Vienna six times per week — every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. This schedule makes the service equally attractive for both business and private passengers. The route is being operated with 180-seat A320 aircraft.
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.
Air Transport Data 2018
ENAC and DSNA Services just introduced a brand new publication, showing the latest statistics from the civil aviation industry. It contains facts and figures about world airport traffic, airline fleets and much more data extracted from their large database.
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.
New York Times counts Hamburg among "52 Places to Go"
Speicherstadt and Elbphilharmonie convinced editors - Hamburg is a "haven for architecture and design"
The New York Times has ranked Hamburg tenth among “52 Places to Go” in 2017, according to a report last Wednesday (January 4) in which the Hanse city is described as “a haven for architecture and design”. The imminent opening of the city’s latest landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, has led to Hamburg’s inclusion and as the only German city in the ranking. Detroit, Michigan came ninth and is lauded as a “comeback city”. Hamburg is followed by Morocco’s Marrakesh, which has been hailed as a “spiritual resting place”. Canada topped the ranking as a “world to explore”.
Cruise ship year 2017 underway
Harbour festivals, new arrivals and a launching ceremony - 2017 set to be record year with 800,000 expected passengers
Cunard Line’s “Queen Elizabeth” will ring in the 2017 cruise ship season in Hamburg when it arrives in Altona at 7 am on January 5. This year, Hamburg is heading for record numbers with around 800,000 expected passengers. The many highlights include the port anniversary celebrations and the Hamburg Cruise Days as well as the launch of huge liners like Norwegian Jade, Mein Schiff 6, and Independence of the Seas, MSC Preziosa and Silver Wind. Another highlight is the launch of “Mein Schiff 6” on June 1, 2017.
Culture, tourism and sport get EUR 13.3 million in funds
Culture and tourism tax revenue to go towards attractivity measures - "classic win-win situation", says Horch The senate has agreed to put additional revenue from the culture and tourism tax towards promoting and securing projects in culture, tourism, sport and media, the Economic Authority announced on December 29, 2016. A total of EUR 13.3 million has been made available for such measures in 2017. The Hamburg culture and tourism tax has been in place since January 1, 2013.
Events in and around Hamburg
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.
Hamburg presents: The Rotary International Convention
1-5 June, 2019
The Rotary International Convention is one of the most renowned and international congresses worldwide and will take place in Hamburg from 1 to 5 June, 2019. About 25,000 participants from approximately 150 countries are expected to come to the city. Nowhere else can you experience the international spirit of Rotary, the energy of their members and the enthusiasm for their ideas up close like that.
ITU World Triathlon
6-7 July, 2019
The Hamburg Triathlon has been a mainstay of the triathlon calendar for pros and amateurs alike since 2002, when it was accepted into the Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, thus joining an exclusive circle of eight iconic venues around the globe.
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.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
23 May, 2019, Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.
IATA Schedules Conference
18-20 June, 2019, Cape Town (South Africa)
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.
21-24 September, 2019, Adelaide (Australia)
The World Route Development Forum is the largest global event of its kind, determining the future of air services. If you would like to meet us there, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling.