At the end of this month, the 2022 summer flight schedule will also start at Hamburg Airport. Around 50 airlines will be heading to the airport and offering their services to an estimated 115 destinations. The focus is on destinations in Greece and Turkey.
With Bilbao, Milan-Linate and Ordu, the North Germans can also look forward to three new destinations from Hamburg. After a longer break, the following destinations are included in the flight plan again: Paphos, Tel Aviv, Verona and Gothenburg.
“With the start of the summer timetable, significantly more holiday planes will again be taking off and landing at Hamburg Airport. Those planning a vacation under the sun are guaranteed to find flights to popular destinations in Turkey, Greece and Spain. In addition to the front-runner Mallorca, the Greek islands are also extremely popular with northern Germans, as was the case last year. The airlines have increased their offer accordingly. With the new destinations, our passengers will also benefit from even more variety. In addition, popular connections are returning to Hamburg's route network that have not been served by scheduled flights for a long time," says Katja Bromm, Head of Communications at Hamburg Airport.
With the start of the summer timetable, the airlines are significantly increasing their frequencies to the most popular destinations in Spain, Turkey and Greece. Until the summer holidays, just as many passengers can travel to Spain per week as before the Corona crisis. Even more flight tickets are offered to Turkey and Greece than in 2019.
ITA Airways opens the season on March 27 with daily flights to Milan Linate. Turkish Airlines also flies once a week to the Turkish province of Ordu, just in time for the summer holidays. In addition, from April 4, Eurowings will be flying regularly to Bilbao in the Spanish Basque Country for the first time. The route is served every Monday and Friday.
In addition to the completely new destinations, four destinations are returning to Hamburg's route network that were not directly connected to Hamburg for a long time. Eurowings is bringing an Italian destination back to Hamburg: Anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet can travel to Verona on Mondays and Fridays from April 15th. Eurowings will also provide more choice heading north from April 29: After a long break, Gothenburg can again be reached directly from Hamburg, with flights to the Swedish coastal city on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Tus Airways is also starting scheduled services at Hamburg Airport for the first time: from May 27, the airline will be flying to Paphos in Cyprus once a week. Shortly before the start of the summer flight schedule, Tel Aviv Air, a virtual airline, started scheduled services from Hamburg: Tel Aviv is served every Thursday and Sunday in the summer.
Some goals will be boosted
In addition to the new destinations, the choice increases on another five routes because additional airlines fly to these from Hamburg. Eurowings will be added as a new provider on four connections: From April 30, the airline will connect Hamburg with the Portuguese capital Lisbon every Wednesday and Saturday. On the same day, the airline also expands its offer to Crete and flies to the second largest airport on the island: Chania Airport impresses with its location close to the city and is served on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Just one day later, on May 1st, there will be a connection to Porto in northern Portugal. There are flights to the port city, famous for its port wine, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Those who prefer to enjoy the sun on the Spanish Costa Blanca can travel to Alicante every Tuesday and Saturday from May 7th. From August 15, the new airline Flyr will fly to the Norwegian capital every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.