At the beginning of the travel season, Hamburg Airport published the summer schedule 2015. It is valid from 29 March to 24 October. Business and leisure travellers can choose from 120 destinations.
easyJet Continues To Grow
In recent years, numerous airlines have significantly expanded their services out of Hamburg, including, in particular, easyJet, Germanwings, and Germania. Having opened at base at Hamburg Aiport in March 2014. zhr airline will add six new services to its Hamburg network, including Paris-Orly, Bologna, Pisa, Alicante, Heraklion (Crete), and Thessaloniki. Within a year, easyJet thus increased its services from Hamburg from six to today’s 28 connections.
Germania With More Flights
In the past mainly known as a charter airline, Germania has changed its strategy and is now increasingly offering scheduled flights. On 25 February, Mashhad was added to the Hamburg route network. The second largest city in Iran is served every Sunday. Tel Aviv joined the network in March 2015, with Germania jets in green and white livery taking off to Israel twice a week.
Another new addition is Paphos/Cypru. Serviced once a week since 25 March, the popular resort in the island’s southwest will be the European Capital of Culture in 2017. airberlin will start services to the Lebanese capital of Beirut on 1 July 2015. Also in summer, services to the Greek island of Santorini will be introduced.
Additional European Destinations
With the beginning of the summer schedule, the Spanish state carrier Iberia will take off to Madrid four times a weeka. In March, Intersky added Memmingen to its network, servicing the route on weekends. The Belgian airline VLM will introduce a new Hamburg – Southampton (UK) service with stopover in Antwerp (Belgium) and direct connections to Rotterdam twice a day.
Germanwings With 52 Destinations
Two years after the acquisition of services formerly offered by its parent company Lufthansa, Germanwings is one of the airlines present at Hamburg Airport, both in regard to the size of its network and the number of passengers. On existing services to Budapest, Stockholm, and Madrid, the carrier will now increase capacities by the use of larger aircraft. Newly introduced to Germanwings’ network will be Bari in Italy and Izmir in Turkey. In total, Germanwings services 52 destinations from Hamburg.
A new carrier at Hamburg Airport is Air Lituanica. The Lithuanian airline is flying from Hamburg to Vilnius three times per week, serving the state capital on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
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