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Three French cities added to Hamburg Airport's route network

Expansion comes at a good time. Study puts Hamburg Airport among Top Ten most punctual

ASL Airlines will begin operating three new routes to France from summer 2016. From May 2, 2016, the airline will connect Hamburg with Marseille and Lyon (Mondays and Fridays) and will be followed by a new route to Bordeaux expected from May 5 (Tuesdays and Thursdays). The airline will operate Boeing 737-300s with 147 seats on the routes.

Connecting important regions

Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, said: “Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille are brand new destinations which have never been offered on our flight route. The routes are attractive to business people and holidaymakers and will certainly be popular among flight passengers.” Jean-François Dominiak, CEO of ASL Airlines France, added: “These routes will connect economically and touristically strong regions with each other and benefit business people and private clients.”

Attractive for business people and holiday makers

The expansion of the route comes at an opportune moment as Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille gear up to host the UEFA European Football Championship in June and July 2016. The new destinations have plenty of attractions for both tourists and business people. The flights cost from EUR 49 per person and flight.

Take offs and “on time” landings

In other news, a global punctuality analysis conducted by the British OAG market researchers ranked Hamburg Airport tenth in the medium-size airport category, Hamburg Airport announced. The airport achieved a punctuality rating of 86 per cent ahead of airports like Vienna, Oslo, Vancouver, Berlin Tegel or Stockholm. According to the study, take-offs or landings with a maximum delay of 15 minutes are deemed “on time”.

15.6 million passengers

OAG examined the punctuality of take-offs and landings at different worldwide airports for the study. To qualify, a minimum 80 per cent of scheduled flights data had to be available for the analysis. The airports fell into three categories of up to 10 million passengers, 10 to 20 million passengers and over 20 million passengers. Hamburg Airport fell into the second category with 15.6 million passengers in 2015. Copenhagen Airport is the overall leader of this group.

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