With our news portal, we keep you and your team up to date. Here you will find current route information, news reports about Hamburg Airport, and information on market-specific developments – all regularly compiled for you by the Aviation Marketing Team. You can also register for our newsletter – HAM aviation news.
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United Airlines departs from “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland
US carrier United Airlines has now stationed a Boeing 757-200 at “Knuffingen Airport” at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. The aircraft has now set off on its maiden flight. A video of the event is available at https://youtu.be/qF2cIbmzSsg.
The US airline has a close relationship with the city. Since 2005, United has operated a non-stop service from Hamburg to Newark Liberty International Airport. The seasonal daily service will resume on 26 April, 2018.
Hamburg Airport launching new virtual reality app
A free virtual reality app is now available for iOS and Android devices and gives users information in a virtual reality-boarding gate about flight destinations and airlines at Hamburg Airport. The app has been developed by Hamburg Airport in co-operation with the Bremen-based VistoVR start-up and provides photographs, 360-degree clips and videos of places like New York, Marrakesh and the Algarve to give users ideas for their next holiday. The app can be used with a virtual reality headset.
Self bag drop: New service for passengers and airlines
Hamburg Airport has launched the next generation of airport. With the new, fully automated baggage drop, passengers will benefit from even more independence and flexibility at departure. Since the start of November 2017, ten “self bag drop” kiosks have been in operation in Terminal 1. They were officially launched today. Four stations have also been installed for automated check-in. The kiosks are technically equipped to provide services for all airlines. They “self bag drop” procedure is currently being used by Air France, KLM and easyJet. Other airlines will be added over time.
Your Aviation Marketing team regularly compiles current developments in the Hamburg Airport route network.
|Flybe||Birmingham||DH4||6x weekly||Feb 18, 2018||two additional frequencies|
|Adria Airways||Ljubljana||S20||4x weekly||Mar. 25, 2018||new destination!|
|Eurowings||Jersey||A319||1x weekly||Mar. 25, 2018||new destination!|
|Ryanair||Oslo-Torp||B738||2x weekly||Mar. 26, 2018||new destination!|
|Swiss||Zurich||A320||6x daily||Mar 26, 2018||additional morning flight|
|Ryanair||Edinburgh||B738||2x weekly||Mar. 27, 2018|
|Eurowings||Corfu||A320||2x weekly||Apr. 28, 2018|
|Condor||Zakynthos||A320||1x weekly||Apr. 29, 2017|
|Aegean||Athens||A320||5x weekly||May 1, 2018||two additional frequencies|
|TUIfly||Triest||B738||bi-weekly||May 13, 2018||Charter;
|Germania||Samos||A319||1x weekly||Jun. 5, 2018||new destination!|
|SunExpress||Kayseri||B738||1x weekly||Jun. 20, 2018||new destination!|
|SAS||Bergen||EQV||3x weekly||Jun. 25, 2018||new destination!|
|Wideroe||Bergen||E190||3x weekly||Aug. 13, 2018|
As we monitor and observe the market, we often come across studies and presentations on current developments and trends in the industry. We would love to share these with you and hope you will also find them useful for your work.
Air Transport News 2017 Review
This ATN report recaps 2017 month-by-month and highlights the most memorable aviation-related events.
How airlines continued to thrive in 2017 despite challenges
Airlines continued to expand and kept a grip on their improved profitability off the back of strong air travel demand in 2017, even if the positive mood was punctuated by a series of high-profile challenges and service interruptions that dominated headlines. This Flightglobal report looks back on an interesting year in aviation.
Airline start-ups and failures 2017
78 new airlines have been started so far in 2017, with just 25 going out of business in the same period. Anna.aero have put together interesting lists, not just for Europe but the rest of the world, too.
850,000 guests flock to 600 concerts in first year of Elbphilharmonie
Elbphilharmonie enjoying spectacular success; surpasses all expectations
Around 850,000 people have attended over 600 concerts in Hamburg’s impressive Elbphilharmonie since the magnificent concert hall officially opened on January 11, 2017. And more than 4.5 million people have visited the Plaza. Nearly 70,000 people have taken part in guided tours of the concert hall while the Elbphilharmonie’s music education programme has attracted over 60,000 people of all ages making for a great success story in just a year.
Hamburg welcomes 800,000th cruise ship passenger
Hamburg welcomed the 800,000th cruise passenger Saturday (December 16, 2017), a press release said. The winner, Briton Mr. Milford and his partner Mrs. Starkey-Nesling, received an early Christmas surprise on disembarking at the Cruise Terminal Steinwerder. Mr. Milford had disembarked from the Columbus to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Hamburg.
Hamburg to become northern Europe's "capital of knowledge"
Hamburg predestined to become "modern age laboratory", Scholz tells Übersee-Club
Hamburg is set to become a top centre of research and science in northern Europe, according to Mayor Olaf Scholz. International competitiveness can be measured by a company’s power of innovation and the ability to establish new technologies, products and services successfully on the market. The city is already well on the way to that goal as exemplified by the recent opening of the European X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) at DESY.
Events in and around Hamburg
Aircraft Interiors Expo
10-12 April, 2018
The global market leader for the world's aircraft interiors industry, Aircraft Interiors Expo is the launch pad for cabin programs, showcasing tomorrow's designs, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services.
29 April, 2018
Around 25,000 athletes and more than 750,000 spectators from all over the world gather every year for Germany's largest spring marathon. Its course leads past Hamburg's top sights - and the event has only seen very little rain since its inauguration over 30 years ago.
Hamburg Port Festival
10-13 May, 2018
The Port of Hamburg is honoured each year with a big birthday party - the world's largest port festival. It has a long tradition in Hamburg and is very popular with locals and visitors alike.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
The Japanese cherry blossom festival with firework display is being held on the Outer Alster since 1968. This gift from the Japanese community to the City of Hamburg brings hundreds of thousands of people to the Alster every year.
1-2 June, 2018
With over 60 concerts at unique venues - in the cargo hold of an old freight ship, at a small theatre in Hamburg's famous Speicherstadt, or at the huge Blohm + Voss shipyards - Hamburg keeps on discovering new territories for Jazz.
Meet us at these events
We organise interesting events for you to get to know our services better all year round. These are labeled HAMevents in the list below, which also includes aviation industry events we are attending.
7-11 March, 2018, Berlin (Germany)
ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show, is THE B2B-Platform for trade visitors is an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business. Visit us at the Hamburg stand in hall 6.2a.
22-24 April, 2018, Bilbao (Basque Country)
The 11th Routes Europe Event will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. If you would like to meet us there, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
7 June 2018, Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.