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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.
airBaltic launching flights to Tallinn and Vilnius in 2020 summer timetable
airBaltic has announced two new routes from Hamburg for the 2020 summer timetable: from March 2020, there will be year-round direct services to Tallinn and Vilnius from Hamburg Airport. From 29 March 2020, airBaltic will be operating four weekly flights to the Estonian capital of Tallinn, flying every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. And from 30 March 2020, there will be three airBaltic flights to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, with flights each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Your Aviation Marketing team regularly compiles current developments in the Hamburg Airport route network.
|Eurowings||Budapest||A319||up to twice daily||May 1, 2020||4 additional frequencies|
|Eurowings||Gothenburg||A319/320||6x weekly||May 1, 2020|
|Eurowings||Prague||A320/B737||2x weekly||May 1, 2020|
|Alitalia||Milan/Linate||A320||daily||summer 2020||new airline!|
|Pegasus||Istanbul/SAW||B738||12x weekly||summer 2020||up to 5 additional frequencies|
|Finnair||Helsinki||E190||3x daily||summer 2020||additional daily frequency|
|Air France||Paris||A319||5x daily||summer 2020||3 additional frequencies|
|Air Baltic||Tallinn||A220||4x weekly||July 2020||new destination!|
|Air Baltic||Vilnius||A220||3x weekly||July 2020||new destination!|
|Albawings||Tirana||B737||3x weekly||Mar. 30, 2020||new destination!|
|Norwegian||Alicante||B737||2x weekly||May 1, 2020|
|Norwegian||Copenhagen||B737||2x weekly||May 1, 2020|
|Brussels Airlines||Brussels||A319||4x daily||May 1, 2020||5 additional frequencies|
|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|
|Wings of Lebanon||Beirut||B737||1x weekly||Jun. 22, 2020||new airline!|
|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.
World Airline Rankings 2017
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Price Elasticity & Air Fares: Analysing the Low Cost Long Haul Opportunity
Price on demand (Price Elasticity) has been much debated within the aviation industry. Despite being something of a hot topic, there’s yet to be an agreed understanding of how Price Elasticity can be effectively measured, or how airlines could gain significant commercial value by proactively managing it. This Skyscanner study will give you new interesting insights on this subject.
Mc Kinsey: a better approach to airline costs
Understanding cost differences is critical for airlines: ticket prices have been falling throughout the entire history of the business, declining on average by 2 percent annually over the past 20 years. Newer technology, larger aircraft, and increasingly efficient operations continually drive down the cost of running an airline. Given these trend lines and the industry’s highly competitive nature, passengers have become used to lower prices. Winning companies must therefore have a granular understanding of cost drivers to keep them low—and constantly falling.
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
27-29 March, 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.
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.
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.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
May 2020, Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.