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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.
|TUIfly||Funchal||B738||1x weekly||June 2020|
|Sunexpress||Adana||B737||1x weekly||July 2020|
|Eurowings||Varna||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 9, 2020|
|Eurowings||Bourgas||A320||3x weekly||Jul. 10, 2020|
|Wizzair||Tirana||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 24, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Bucharest||A320||4x weekly||Aug. 9, 2020|
|Wizzair||Belgrade||A320||3x weekly||Sept. 2, 2020|
|Wizzair||Chişinău||A320||2x weekly||Sept. 4, 2020||new destination!|
|Wizzair||Riga||A320||2x weekly||Oct. 15, 2020|
|Eurowings||Marrakesh||A319||1x weekly||Oct. 31, 2020|
|Wizzair||Lviv||A320||2x weekly||Mar. 29, 2021||new destination!|
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!
Enthusiasm for Hamburg unabated
Hamburg’s tourism sector has reported a 6.2 per cent increase in overnight stays (15.4 million) last year, according to the Northern Statistics Office. Hamburg Tourismus GmbH can also look back on record corporate results with a 16 per cent growth in turnover driven mainly by reorientation including a new sales and digital strategy.
Hamburg Messe und Congress expecting record turnover in 2020
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) can look back on a successful year 2019 with 73 events, 696,749 visitors, annual turnover of EUR 67.3 million euros, two new trade fair debuts and the highly-acclaimed Rotary International Convention with many visitors. "We are expecting around 60 events and sales of EUR 114 million in 2020 making for a new record,” said Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the HMC Management Board.
Boost for Hamburg's economy
The Hamburg economy is off to a far better start in 2020 than last autumn, according to the Chamber of Commerce’s economic barometer. Expansive investment and personnel planning, more exports and positive views of the current and future business situation are the reasons for the positive development.
Events in and around Hamburg
Wacken Open Air
29-31 July, 2021
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.
Christopher Street Day
7 August, 2021
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.
Euro Eyes Cyclassics
22 August, 2021
The best 18 cycling teams from around the world will take part in what is currently Germany's only pro race at the highest level in the International Cycling Union (UCI) World Tour.
8-10 September 2021
The Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention brings together senior buyers and planners from Europe's ocean and river cruise lines with suppliers from all sectors of these industries.
Hamburg Cruise Days
Look forward to a superlative cruise ship event: the Hamburg Cruise Days offer impressive ships at close quarters and live cruise feeling - a stunning three days simply packed with maritime atmosphere, delicious food and drink, and great entertainment.
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.
10-12 May, 2021, 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
May 2021 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.