Hamburg Airport is celebrating a double premiere now that Air France’s subsidiary Hop! has become the latest airline to fly from Hamburg and the launch of its thrice-weekly connection to Nantes on October 29, 2017. The inaugural flight on the route was officially on November 8 and marks a brand new destination for Hamburg.
Dr. Joergen Kearsley, Head of Aviation Marketing at Hamburg Airport, noted: “With Nantes, Hop! Air France is opening up a new destination for Hamburg Airport in the west of France. Whether it’s for a city break or as a starting point for travel to other destinationsin France, the Hop! Air France service to this beautiful university city offers our passengers attractive new travel possibilities. I am certain that the route to Nantes will prove to be the beginning of a successful partnership.”
City of Nantes
Stefan Gumuseli, Director of AIR FRANCE KLM for Germany, said: “We are thrilled that we can offer passengers from the Hamburg region a wonderful new destination for city trips in France: Nantes. The three weekly flights mean that the university city on the Loire is quick and easy to reach.” Nantes is the capital of the French region of Pays de la Loire, and is around 50 kilometres from the Atlantic coast. The city is the fifth-largest in France and an important commercial centre with nearby Saint Nazaire, the country’s fourth-largest port.
Nantes is a vibrant, university city with a young population. The most popular tourist attractions include the famous Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, the Machines of the Isle of Nantes – an artistic project with huge, moving mechanical animals, and the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul. Other French destinations such as Lille, Saint Nazaire, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Toulouse are easily reached from Nantes.
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