Hamburg Airport is adding new destinations to its flight network. From September 6, the Irish airline Ryanair began offering a flight from Hamburg to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia three times a week. The route is a first in Hamburg Airport’s timetable and targets both holidaymakers and business travellers. The route is being flown with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. From May 2017, Germania airlines will offer a connection from Hamburg to Almería in southern Spain. Meanwhile, British Airways and Hamburg Airport are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Hamburg-London route.
Ryanair opens new basis
From November 1, Ryanair will open a new base at Hamburg Airport and double its operations there for the 2016/2017 winter timetable. Apart from Sofia, six more new destinations will be added to the timetable including Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London Stansted, Manchester and Milan Bergamo.
Germania offering weekly flight to Almería
During the next summer season, Germania airlines will offer a new flight from Hamburg to Almería in southern Spain. The destination had previously featured on Hamburg Airport’s network, but was suspended from 2004. Germania is relaunching this popular route and will offer flights from May 5, 2017 until late October 2017 initially.
52 flights from Hamburg to London
British Airways and Hamburg Airport began celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Hamburg-London route this month. Since September 1, 1946, passengers from Hamburg and north Germany have been able to fly with the airline to London on a daily basis. British European Airways, the forerunner of British Airways, was one of the first airlines to resume civilian airline operations in Germany in 1946. The London-Amsterdam-Hamburg-Berlin route was served twice daily with a Vickers Viking propeller aircraft.
At present, British Airways offers up to 52 weekly flights from Hamburg to London – 35 to Heathrow Airport and 17 to London City Airport. Most flights to Heathrow are operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.