Friedrichshafen will return to Hamburg Airport’s route network from February 15, 2016. The Belgian regional airline VLM will then connect Hamburg with the city on the shores of Lake Constance from Mondays to Fridays, twice daily in the mornings and evenings. There will also be a flight on Sundays. All flights will be operated on 50-person turboprop Fokker 50 aircraft.
34,000 passengers in the previous year
VLM will take over the route between Hamburg and Friedrichshafen from the Austrian airline Intersky, which had to cease operating the route last November because of insolvency. In 2014, over 41,000 passengers flew between Hamburg and Friedrichshafen with Intersky compared to just over 34,000 passengers from January to November last year.
Route popular among business travellers and holidaymakers
“We are delighted to have secured a new airline for the Hamburg-Friedrichshafen route so quickly. VLM is a reliable partner and takes over a flight connection which is equally popular among business travellers and holidaymakers. We are certain the route operated by VLM will find good acceptance among our passengers,” said Michael Eggenschwiler, Chief Executive Officer of Hamburg Airport.
Bookings to start in a few days
Since April 2015, VLM has also been operating connections from Hamburg to Antwerp in Belgium and to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The flights to Friedrichshafen will be available to book from January 11, 2016. Tickets cost from EUR159 for return flights (including all taxes and fees). Bookings can be made on flyvlm.com and in travel agencies.