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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.
|Wizzair||Tirana||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 24, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Bucharest||A320||4x weekly||Aug. 9, 2020|
|Wizzair||Riga||A320||2x weekly||Oct. 15, 2020|
|Wizzair||Vilnius||A320||2x weekly||Oct. 22, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Chisinau||A320||2x weekly||Oct. 26, 2020||new destination!|
|Eurowings||Marrakesh||A319||1x weekly||Oct. 31, 2020|
|Wizzair||Lviv||A320||2x weekly||Mar. 29, 2021||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Belgrade||A320||3x weekly||Mar. 29, 2021|
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 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 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.
Hamburg Port Festival
7-9 May, 2021
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.
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.
IATA Schedules Conference
17-20 November, 2020, tbd
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.
10-14 March, 2021, 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.
10-12 May, 2021, Bergen (Norway)
If you would like to meet with us, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling.