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News about Hamburg and the airport
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New allocation of airlines to Terminals 1 and 2
As part of a new terminal plan at Hamburg Airport, several airlines will be changing terminal during the night of 18 to 19 September. As of 19 September, passengers on these airlines can only check in and drop off bags in the respective newly assigned terminal. Passengers are requested to find out in advance which terminal their airline is using, and to travel to the airport early enough to find their way.
Widerøe celebrates inaugural flight between Hamburg and Bergen
Even faster to the Fjords of Norway: On 14 August, the airline Widerøe celebrated the inaugural flight of its new direct service from Hamburg to the Norwegian city of Bergen. The route to Bergen will be served three times per week, with flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Modern, 114-seat Embraer E-190-E2 airliners are being used on the route. Widerøe was the world’s first airline to incorporate this model into its fleet. And in another first, this is Widerøe’s debut at Hamburg Airport.
Hamburg among top five destinations for international passengers
Hamburg comes fourth with over 1 million passengers in ADV's latest air passenger survey. A total of 1,066,000 passengers landed in Hamburg in 2017, almost half of them (47per cent) on business trips, according to the “Airport Travel Survey 2018” by the ADV airport association. The representative passenger survey compared flight traffic in 2017 and 2014.
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!|
|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|
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.
ACI Europe Airport Industry Connectivity Report
For the 6th year running, ACI EUROPE releases its annual Airport Industry Connectivity Report – a comprehensive industry-wide snapshot of air connectivity. This Report lays out the evolution of direct, indirect and total airport connectivity as well as hub connectivity between 2009 and 2019, enriched by analysis based on SEO’s NetScan connectivity methodology.
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.
Hamburg Tourism promoting Hamburg as "city of contrasts"
“Hamburg is not only extremely international, it is also dynamic, diverse and full of exciting contrasts,” said Michael Otremba, Managing Director of Hamburg Tourismus GmbH. The city’s image is characterised by elegant villas along Lake Alster that contrast with the harbour. The same applies to culture and cuisine. Have a pizza for lunch and enjoy award-cuisine in the evening. The international music scene can easily be found during the Reeperbahn Festival as well as world-famous classical music stars at the Elbphilharmonie.
UNESCO prize for Hamburg
Hamburg has pursued the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions since 2007 and is increasingly focusing on renewable energies. It is also aiming for a 30 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050 through combined climate and sustainability strategies. Commenting on the award, the jury noted: “Hamburg was selected for its large-scale programme ‘Hamburg learns sustainability’, which fights climate change through an extensive set of projects, materials and green events that serve to educate and promote sustainable development.
"Above average importance" of aviation for Hamburg
Aviation is of “above-average” importance for Hamburg’s economy as the third largest civil aviation location in the world, according a new study by the VDI/VDE Institute for Innovation and Technology (iit) and the Hamburg Aviation cluster. The survey provides extensive figures on employment, value creation and innovative aviation activities across the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Apart from “anchoring companies” like Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg Airport, research institutions, start-ups and universities help drive the industry ahead.
Events in and around Hamburg
Hamburg Christmas markets
End of November - 30 December, 2019
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
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.
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.
Hamburg Op'n Swutsch
tba, Hamburg (Germany)
The Aviation Marketing Team invites you to network with Hamburg Airport and other industry colleagues. After a nice evening meal we will go "Op'n Swutsch" - go out on the town and enjoy Hamburg's nightlife.
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.