Hamburg Airport enjoyed a 9.3 per cent growth in passenger figures last year. In total 14,76 million passengers arrived in or departed from Hamburg. Aircraft movements increased by seven per cent to 153,876. According to Flughafen Hamburg GmbH as operator of the airport, flight movements thus remained on 1997’s levels, where only eight million people used Hamburg Airport. The number of passengers per flight grew from 1997’s 71 guests to 107 passengers in 2014.
Important German Airport For Airlines
On average, 40,000 passengers passed through Hamburg Airport for take-offs and landings each day, with 420 aircraft departing (210) or landing (210) per day. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, also praised the progress the airport achieved in the past years to reduce noise pollution. Thus, both in terms of passenger numbers and economic operations, 2014 was a good year for Hamburg Airport. Eggenschwiler: “Hamburg Airport is an important location in the networks of many airlines, and we are confident on adding some more, soon.”
Summer Schedule 2015
Germanwings plans to increase capacities to popular destinations such as Budapest, Stockholm, and Madrid by using larger aircraft. erhöhen. In addition, Bari and Izmir will be newly added to the network. Germanwings will then services ex Hamburg a total of 50 destinations.
easyJet has also continuously expanded its services ex Hamburg. In summer 2016, the British low-cost carrier will add six new destinations, i.e. Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Pisa, Paris-Orly, Alicante, and Bologna. With two A319s and one A320 based in Hamburg, easyjet will be servicing 28 destinations ex Hamburg,
Maschad in Iran is a new destination serviced by Germania by late February on Wednesday. In March 2015, the carrier will introduce Tel Aviv and Paphos on Cyprus as new destinations, followed in mid-June by the Greek islands of Santorini and Zakinthos that will be serviced twice a week.
Last but not least the Spanish national carrier Iberia will return to Hamburg with the start of the summer timetable and take off to Madrid four times a week. Intersky will be adding Memmingen to its route network in early March and operate the service on weekdays.
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