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United Airlines now flying from Miniatur Wunderland

U.S. carrier United Airlines stations Boeing 757-200 at mini airport

The U.S. carrier United Airlines has stationed a Boeing 757-200 at Miniatur Wunderland’s “Knuffingen Airport” in Hamburg and the aircraft has now set off on its maiden flight, a press release said Monday (February 12, 2018). Gerrit Braun, founder of Miniatur Wunderland, said: “We are delighted to welcome United Airlines at our miniature airport. Knuffingen Airport can now also offer transatlantic flights to our small Wunderlandians.

Boeing 757 in Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland

Speaking during the presentation of the new United B757-200 at Miniatur Wunderland, Anja Compton, Deputy Director of Aviation Marketing at Hamburg Airport, said: “Knuffingen Airport is one Boeing 757 richer. We are thrilled that visitors to Miniatur Wunderland can now watch United Airlines taking off and landing. Offering its direct service from Hamburg to New York for almost 13 years now, United is a reliable partner of Hamburg Airport. This demonstrates the great success and continuity of the route. Both holiday and business travellers benefit from the comfortable non-stop summer service.”

Non-stop from Hamburg to Newark

The U.S. airline has operated a non-stop service from Hamburg to Newark Liberty International Airport since 2005. The seasonal daily service will resume on April 26, 2018. “We are delighted that a United Boeing 757-200 is now also entering operation at the miniature airport,” says Wolfgang Manner, Country Sales Manager Germany at United Airlines. “To date, we have welcomed well over 1 million passengers on more than 7,000 flights on our Hamburg-New York/Newark route. Now even more people can enjoy a United flight — even if it is just as a visitor to Miniatur Wunderland.”

Miniatur Wunderland attracts more than 1.4 million visitors every year. “Knuffingen Airport” opened in May 2011 and has been expanding ever since.

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