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Hamburg Airport announces growth and more passengers

Record 16.22 million passengers at Hamburg Airport in 2016 - new destinations boosting growth

Hamburg Airport has announced group sales of EUR 296 million in 2016 over EUR 286.1 million in 2015, a press release said Wednesday. The volume of investments increased from EUR 50.7 million in 2015 to EUR 100.8 million in 2016. Refurbishing the apron and completing the new airfreight centre proved the largest investment project. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, noted: “2016 was a prosperous year with good commercial success for Hamburg Airport. Our networked, globalised society has a growing wish for mobility – a trend which we are noticing clearly in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.”

Passengers from Hamburg boosting growth

Hamburg Airport had over 16.22 million passengers in 2016 – an increase of 3.9 per cent over 2015. Yet, the number of take-offs and landings rose only 1.4 per cent. Eggenschweiler said: “Increasingly efficient flight traffic and rising passenger numbers have been managed with a steady number of flight movements.” Passenger numbers are expected to rise by around 3 per cent in 2017, he said, adding, “We expect 2017 to be stable with moderate growth.“ The summer flight schedule with 14 entirely new destinations should boost growth as well.

More cargo at Hamburg Airport Cargo Centre

Air cargo increased by 12.8 per cent to 35,284 tons while truck and airfreight traffic grew 41.6 per cent to 30,259 tons due mainly to positive developments in cargo on the Hamburg-Dubai connection operated by Emirates was well as the Hamburg-New York Newark route operated by United Airlines. Lufthansa Cargo’s truck and airfreight returned to the new Hamburg Airport Cargo Centre in the second quarter of 2016.

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