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Hamburg Airport investing in personnel, digitalisation and infrastructure
Hamburg Airport today presented its balance sheet for the 2018 financial year. The challenges of the summer and the slight decrease in passenger figures shaped the past year. In 2018, the airport was focused on passengers: with optimised infrastructure, modernised security checkpoints and new self-bag-drop kiosks, Hamburg Airport invested in even more efficiency and comfort. At the same time, there are even more personnel available on-site to assist passengers.
Ryanair celebrates inaugural flights from Hamburg to Zadar and Kraków
For the start of the 2019 summer timetable, Ryanair is adding two new destinations that, until now, have not been served with direct flights from Hamburg Airport. Yesterday, the airline celebrated its inaugural flight to Zadar on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. The airline now flies there twice a week, every Monday and Friday. Today, the inaugural Ryanair flight to Kraków followed. There will be three flights each week on this route, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
New airline in Hamburg: LEVEL celebrates inaugural flight to Vienna
A new airline celebrated its inaugural flight from Hamburg Airport yesterday evening: LEVEL (Anisec). The low-cost brand of International Airlines Group (IAG) is now flying to Vienna six times per week — every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. This schedule makes the service equally attractive for both business and private passengers. The route is being operated with 180-seat A320 aircraft.
Your Aviation Marketing team regularly compiles current developments in the Hamburg Airport route network.
|Sun Air||Friedrichshafen||Do328||twice daily||Jan. 14, 2019|
|Germania||Pristina||A319||2x weekly||Mar. 31, 2019|
|Air France||Paris||A318/319||5x daily||Mar. 31, 2019||1 additional daily frequency|
|Level||Vienna||A321||6x weekly||Mar 31, 2019||new airline!|
|Austrian Airlines||Vienna||A320||up to 6x daily||Apr. 1, 2019||up to 2 additional daily frequencies|
|Ryanair||Zadar||B738||2x weekly||Apr. 1, 2019|
|Ryanair||Krakow||B738||3x weekly||Apr. 2, 2019|
|Corendon||Heraklion||B737||2x weekly||Apr. 27, 2019|
|Eurowings||Jerez de la Frontera||B738||1x weekly||Apr. 28, 2019|
|Condor||Olbia||A320||2x weekly||May 1, 2019|
|Condor||Kalamata||A320||1x weekly||May 3, 2019||new destination!|
|Condor||Olbia||A320||2x weekly||May 4, 2019|
|TUIfly||Kos||B738||2x weekly||May 13, 2019||1 additional frequency|
|Eurowings||Bodrum||A319||1x weekly||May 31, 2019|
|Corendon||Izmir||B737||2x weekly||Jun. 1, 2019|
|Eurowings||Ankara||A319||1x weekly||Jun. 2, 2019|
|Sunexpress||Burgas||B737||1x weekly||Jun. 5, 2019|
|Germania||Elazig||A319||1x weekly||Jun. 19, 2019|
|Wizz||Varna||A320||2x weekly||Jul. 2, 2019|
|Eurowings||Antalya||A319||1x weekly||Jul. 3, 2019|
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.
Price Elasticity & Air Fares: Analysing the Low Cost Long Haul Opportunity
Price on demand (Price Elasticity) has been much debated within the aviation industry. Despite being something of a hot topic, there’s yet to be an agreed understanding of how Price Elasticity can be effectively measured, or how airlines could gain significant commercial value by proactively managing it. This Skyscanner study will give you new interesting insights on this subject.
Mc Kinsey: a better approach to airline costs
Understanding cost differences is critical for airlines: ticket prices have been falling throughout the entire history of the business, declining on average by 2 percent annually over the past 20 years. Newer technology, larger aircraft, and increasingly efficient operations continually drive down the cost of running an airline. Given these trend lines and the industry’s highly competitive nature, passengers have become used to lower prices. Winning companies must therefore have a granular understanding of cost drivers to keep them low—and constantly falling.
KPMG on Brexit
This KPMG whitepaper looks at the potential Brexit implications for the airline industry and and shows airlines potential courses of action, including practical checklists.
Hamburg celebrates world's largest harbour festival in May
The 830th port anniversary celebrations get underway from May 10-12, 2019 in Hamburg. Visitors can look forward to a diverse programme with 300 vessels including Windjammers, cruise ships, restored museum ships and maritime service vehicles as they parade along the Elbe. The three-day celebrations will take place on the Landungsbrücken, in Speicherstadt, in HafenCity, at the Fischmarkt and at the Museumshafen Oevelgönne.
Hamburg's economic growth above the national average
Commerce in Hamburg growing by 1.7 per cent - Cisco study proves above-average digital level. Industry and construction proved to be important drivers of Hamburg’s economic growth in an overall successful year 2018. The number of people in employment rose by 1.2 per cent or 15,000 to a record 1.26 million. The number of employees in jobs liable for social insurance payments came to 2.4 per cent in 2018 over the previous year.
5.1 per cent growth in Hamburg's tourism industry
In 2018, overnight stays in Hamburg rose 700,000 over 2017, the Hamburg Tourismus GmbH announced Friday (February 22, 2019) at its annual press conference in the Elbphilharmonie. And the tourism industry is expecting growth of 3 to 5 per cent in 2019. The figures for 2018 indicated an increase of 5.1 per cent in overnight stays, according to the Statistikamt Nord. The industry’s 88,690 employees, EUR 4.4 billion in gross added value and around EUR 300 million in tax revenue reflect its clout in Hamburg.
Events in and around Hamburg
Hamburg Port Festival
10-12 May, 2019
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
25 May, 2019
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.
31 May - 1 June, 2019
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.
Hamburg presents: The Rotary International Convention
1-5 June, 2019
The Rotary International Convention is one of the most renowned and international congresses worldwide and will take place in Hamburg from 1 to 5 June, 2019. About 25,000 participants from approximately 150 countries are expected to come to the city. Nowhere else can you experience the international spirit of Rotary, the energy of their members and the enthusiasm for their ideas up close like that.
ITU World Triathlon
6-7 July, 2019
The Hamburg Triathlon has been a mainstay of the triathlon calendar for pros and amateurs alike since 2002, when it was accepted into the Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, thus joining an exclusive circle of eight iconic venues around the globe.
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.
HAM connects - The Platform for Airlines and Tour Operators
23 May, 2019, Hamburg (Germany)
Once a year, Hamburg Airport hosts and organises an in-house conference for airlines and tour operators.
IATA Schedules Conference
18-20 June, 2019, Cape Town (South Africa)
The purpose of this voluntary assembly of both IATA and non-IATA airlines worldwide is to provide a forum for the allocation of slots. Hamburg Airport traditionally has a booth in the exhibition area of this conference. We would be delighted to meet you there. Please use the IATA scheduling tool to arrange a meeting.
21-24 September, 2019, Adelaide (Australia)
The World Route Development Forum is the largest global event of its kind, determining the future of air services. If you would like to meet us there, please feel free to arrange a meeting via Routes Scheduling.