First flights and announcements in Germany - damper in Heringsdorf

Airbus A319-100 (Photo: V1Images.com/Ollie Verrian).
Airbus A319-100 (Photo: V1Images.com/Ollie Verrian).

First flights and announcements in Germany - damper in Heringsdorf

Airbus A319-100 (Photo: V1Images.com/Ollie Verrian).
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The Austrian airline Easyjet Europe will take on two additional destinations from Munich in mid-July. These are Palma de Mallorca, which is to be served three times a week, and Faro, which is announced twice a week.

Easyjet will start the two Munich routes on July 20, 2021. The carrier explains that it would respond to the increasing demand for vacation in Germany. The carrier has also announced a new route with Barcelona from Salzburg.

Skyexpress launched in Hamburg - Dortmund still has to wait

Airbus A320neo (Photo: Clément Alloing).

One step further is already in Hamburg, because the Greek airline Skyexpress carried out its maiden flight on the Heraklion-Hamburg route on Tuesday. Aircraft of the type Airbus A320, which Skyexpress acquired at the end of the previous year, are used. For the time being, two circuits per week will be carried out on this route.

Another destination in Germany that Skyexpress will soon be offering is Dortmund. The carrier postponed the admission to October 2021. The first flight is currently announced for October 5, 2021. The flight will then take place on Tuesday and Sunday. The machine type A320neo is to be used.

Smartwings with additional charter flights from Bremen

Boeing 737-Max 8 (Photo: Smartwings).

The Czech airline Smartwings will offer some destinations from Bremen in cooperation with a tour operator in autumn 2021. Due to the high demand, additional flights to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Crete were launched. These can be booked via Tour Operator and the FlyBre portal.

Elmar Kleinert, Managing Director of Bremen Airport: "Especially when the weather in Northern Germany likes rainy and cold weather, we at Bremen Airport with a total of 15 additional flights from Smartwings now offer all holiday-makers the opportunity to fly quickly and comfortably into the sun . Smartwings is thus expanding our existing range and we are assuming that the demand for flights will increase again this autumn. Of course, that depends on the current positive development of the pandemic, "says airport boss Elmar Kleinert. Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Crete are each served five times from Bremen in October.

Luxair wakes up Rostock-Laage

DHC Dash 8-400 (Photo: Mario Caruana / MAviO News).

On Saturday, the airline Luxair released Rostock-Laage-Airport from a long "Corona Sleeping Beauty". Coming from Luxembourg, the carrier operated the first scheduled flight with DHC Dash 8-400. Rostock is back on the grid. Luxair will operate the route once a week.

The summer flight schedule for 2021 is manageable from this airport. The airlines operating there offer a total of seven destinations. During July 2021, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Palma de Mallorca and Antalya will be offered. Hurghada is to be served from October 2021. The holiday destinations from Rostock-Laage are operated by German Airways, Corendon Europe and Corendon Airlines.

Heringsdorf is only served by Luxair and Lufthansa

Bombardier CRJ-900 (Photo. Jan Gruber).

Luxair also carried out the first flight from Luxembourg to Heringsdorf on Saturday. This route is served on Saturdays with DHC Dash 8-400. The joy about the additional route is only limited, because due to the unclear situation in Germany for a long time - keyword accommodation bans - the offer is severely limited this year. Domestic German flights from Dortmund, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart were canceled without replacement.

Most recently, the Swiss flights from Zurich were also canceled. Frankfurt am Main is scheduled to start at the beginning of July 2021. A Lufthansa subsidiary will operate this route on Saturdays with the Embraer 190 aircraft.

Heringsdorf is the smallest international airport in Germany. In 2019 there were around 30.000 passengers who traveled to / from Usedom. The corona pandemic hit the airport hard, because in the previous year there were only about 6.000 travelers.

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