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Albawings connecting Hamburg with Tirana from summer 2020
A new airline, Albawings, is coming to Hamburg Airport with the 2020 summer timetable. From 30 March 2020, the Albanian airline will fly to Tirana three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Albanian capital is a new destination for Hamburg Airport, never served directly from the city before. The route will be operated with Boeing B737-400 aircraft.
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.
|Albawings||Tirana||B737||3x weekly (from Aug.)||Jun. 19, 2020||new destination!|
|TUIfly||Funchal||B738||1x weekly||June 2020|
|Wizzair||Lviv||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 3, 2020||new destination!|
|Sunexpress||Adana||B737||1x weekly||July 2020|
|Eurowings||Varna||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 9, 2020|
|Eurowings||Bourgas||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 10, 2020|
|Wizzair||Chişinău||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 16, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Belgrade||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 17, 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!
Hamburg celebrates world's largest harbour festival in May
The 830th port anniversary celebrations get underway from May 10-12, 2019 in Hamburg. Visitors can look forward to a diverse programme with 300 vessels including Windjammers, cruise ships, restored museum ships and maritime service vehicles as they parade along the Elbe. The three-day celebrations will take place on the Landungsbrücken, in Speicherstadt, in HafenCity, at the Fischmarkt and at the Museumshafen Oevelgönne.
Hamburg's economic growth above the national average
Commerce in Hamburg growing by 1.7 per cent - Cisco study proves above-average digital level. Industry and construction proved to be important drivers of Hamburg’s economic growth in an overall successful year 2018. The number of people in employment rose by 1.2 per cent or 15,000 to a record 1.26 million. The number of employees in jobs liable for social insurance payments came to 2.4 per cent in 2018 over the previous year.
5.1 per cent growth in Hamburg's tourism industry
In 2018, overnight stays in Hamburg rose 700,000 over 2017, the Hamburg Tourismus GmbH announced Friday (February 22, 2019) at its annual press conference in the Elbphilharmonie. And the tourism industry is expecting growth of 3 to 5 per cent in 2019. The figures for 2018 indicated an increase of 5.1 per cent in overnight stays, according to the Statistikamt Nord. The industry’s 88,690 employees, EUR 4.4 billion in gross added value and around EUR 300 million in tax revenue reflect its clout in Hamburg.
Events in and around Hamburg
Christopher Street Day - cancelled
1 August, 2020
Pride week with a three-day street festival in city center. The parade on the closing weekend, which was attended by 180,000 people last year, marks the highlight of this colourful event.
Wacken Open Air - cancelled
30 Jul. - 1 Aug., 2020
Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is a summer open-air heavy metal music festival with approx. 90,000 annual visitors.The international festival has a unique rate of foreigners of over 30%, with up to 10% non-Europeans, from about 30-40 different countries all around the world. Many metal fans travel around half the globe just to stand on cow meadows before stages of Wacken in the middle of nowhere 80 km northwest of 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. The kick-off is a three-day festival from 27 to 29 March. 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.
ITU World Triathlon
4-5 September, 2020
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.
13 September, 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.
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.
Routes Europe - to be postponed
27-29 April, 2020, 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 - cancelled
28 May 2020, 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.