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Hamburg Airport and United Airlines celebrate 1 million passengers

Over 7,000 flights in eleven years. Cargo sector eyeing direct flight to New York Newark

Hamburg Airport is celebrating the arrival of the1 millionth passenger on the Hamburg to New York route at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday (August 8th). The long-haul route has been operated by United Airlines since June 10, 2005. Since it began, over 1 million passengers have travelled on 7,122 flights. Passengers from Hamburg have around 300 possible transfer connections to North America, Central America and Latin America from New York.

Boeing 767-300’s huge cargo hold

The non-stop route to the Big Apple is popular among vacationers and business people alike. United Airlines is operating one flight daily during the current summer schedule. And in winter, the airline will fly the route four times weekly. The Boeing 767-300 has been flown on the route since the Winter Flight Schedule 2015/16. The carrier has 135 economy seats, 49 economy plus seats and 30 business first seats. The huge cargo hold is making it more attractive to cargo operators.

Annual maximum capacity of 150,000 tons of air freight

The Hamburg Airport Cargo Center that began operating in May is also offering new opportunities to commerce in Hamburg. The 60,000-square-metre site has 44 loading ramps for articulated trucks and 36 parking spaces for tractor-trailer combinations and three office buildings. The airfreight hall with a floor area of around 20,000 square metres is central to the facility. The logistics centre has been designed to handle an annual maximum capacity of 150,000 tons of air freight to destinations all over the world including New York.

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