Hamburg Airport has added more routes and airlines and a new airport app called “Passngr” is likely to make travelling easier for passengers in 2017, according to a press release on December 30. Free Wi-Fi has been available 24/7 since the New Year and the flight network is likely to grow again this year. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, said: “We are expecting moderate growth of just over 3 per cent in passenger figures.” The number of flight movements will probably remain on the level of 2016 and indicates increasing efficiency in aviation. Last year proved eventful and in November, the airport received the name affix “Helmut Schmidt” – on the first anniversary of the former chancellor’s death.
New app in co-operation with Munich and Düsseldorf airports
Hamburg Airport has been providing free Wi-Fi 24/7 for passengers following an extensive overhaul of infrastructure last year. Passengers and visitors can log onto “HAM Airport Free Wi-Fi” and surf for as long as they wish, read emails and call up flight data. Free, unlimited Wi-Fi has been available in the Airport Lounge since April 2016.
The new, free smartphone app named “Passngr” is now providing airline data, shopping offers and other services in co-operation with the airports in Munich and Düsseldorf. The app has been available since July 2016 for both iOS users and android operating systems. Passengers no longer require a separate app for each airport. The former Hamburg Airport app went offline on December 30, 2016.
New routes in summer flight plan
EasyJet is offering flights to Bordeaux, Valencia und Rhodos this year. Ireland’s Ryan Air is expanding its operations in Hamburg with additional flights to Verona, Thessaloniki, Valencia und Faro from summer. Condor is offering a new flight from Hamburg to Malta and the Greek island of Kos is returning to the network. Estonia’s Nordica Regional Jet will operate a new route to Tallinn in co-operation with LOT Polish Airlines.
TUIfly is returning to Hamburg Airport after a short break with connections to Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Palma de Majorca, Menorca and Jerez de la Frontera. Blue Air is offering a flight from Hamburg to Liverpool from March 26th, 2017. The airline will operate a Boeing 737 four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on the Liverpool route. Small Planet Airlines and FTI will fly direct from Hamburg to Larnaca in Cyprus once a week from April 7, 2017. The flight complements Germania’s offer to Paphos in southwest Cyprus. Germania will also fly direct once a week to Almeria from May 7, 2017. SunExpress will fly to Elazig, Adana, Ankara as well as Fuerteventura. Hamburg Airport will thus be offering direct flights to 130 destinations with a total of 60 airlines.