Summer timetable: Turkey and Greece are all the rage
Airlines offering significantly more flights from Hamburg Airport as of 27 March // Bilbao, Milan Linate and Ordu new to Hamburg route network
More choice of holiday destinations for the sun-starved residents of northern Germany: The new summer timetable, with a lot of additional connections, enters operation at Hamburg Airport on 27 March 2022. It is valid until 29 October 2022. Around 50 airlines fly to approx. 115 destinations. The classic summer sun and swimming destinations are all the rage. In total, there are actually more seats available to Turkey and Greece than before the crisis. And there are three new destinations from Hamburg to whet northern German appetites: Bilbao, Milan Linate and Ordu. Four other connections are returning to the Hamburg route network after a long absence, bringing with them even more variety: Paphos, Tel Aviv, Verona, and Gothenburg.
“With the launch of the summer timetable, significantly more holiday flights will be taking off and landing at Hamburg Airport again. Anyone planning a holiday in the sun is sure to find a flight to one of the well-loved destinations in Turkey, Greece, or Spain. Alongside the leading destination of Mallorca, the Greek islands are also extremely popular with north Germans, as they were last year. The airlines have boosted their service offerings accordingly. Our passengers also benefit from greater variety with the new destinations. Popular destinations are also returning to Hamburg’s route network, having not been served with scheduled flights for a long time,” says Katja Bromm, Head of Communications at Hamburg Airport.
Frequency on high demand routes reaches pre-crisis levels
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 holiday period, just as many passengers can fly to Spain each week as before the coronavirus crisis. There are in fact more tickets on sale to Turkey and Greece than in 2019.
Three new destinations in Hamburg Airport’s route network
ITA Airways is opening the season on 27 March with daily flights to Milan Linate. Located close to the city, the airport is particularly attractive to business travellers who benefit from the short distance to central Milan. And right in time for the summer holidays, Turkish Airlines is launching weekly flights to the Turkish province of Ordu. The new route is particularly interesting for families who want to spend their summer break with friends and relatives in Turkey.
From 4 April, Eurowings is launching a new regular service to Bilbao in the Spanish Basque Country. Flights on the route will be operated every Monday and Friday. Fabulous beaches are to be found not far from the Spanish port city, and traditional pintxos, the Basque equivalent of tapas, are the perfect way to end a day at the seaside.
Popular direct flights return to the timetable
Alongside the completely new destinations, four other routes are returning to Hamburg’s route network, having not been served with direct flights for a long time. Eurowings is bringing an Italian destination back to Hamburg: From 15 April, a trip to Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet, becomes simplicity itself, with direct flights every Monday and Friday. This makes the route ideal for a long weekend. And from 29 April, Eurowings is also increasing the choice available to the north: After a long break, Gothenburg can once again be reached with a direct flight from Hamburg, with flights to the Swedish coastal city every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Tus Airways, meanwhile, is launching its first scheduled operations from Hamburg Airport: From 27 May, the airline is offering a weekly flight to Paphos, Cyprus. Along with its many beaches, the city on the Mediterranean has a great deal of culture waiting to be found in the picturesque old town.
Shortly before the launch of the summer timetable, another new airline, Tel Aviv Air, commenced scheduled services from Hamburg: With flights every Thursday and Sunday through the summer, Tel Aviv is once again a fixed element in Hamburg’s route network.
Additional services to existing destinations
In addition to the completely new destinations, there is also more choice on five other routes thanks to additional airlines adding services from Hamburg. Eurowings is joining the fray as a new operator on four routes. From 30 April, the airline will be flying to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, every Wednesday and Saturday. On the same day, the airline is also expanding its service offering to Crete with flights to the islands second-largest airport, Chania, conveniently located close to the city, every Tuesday and Saturday. Just one day later, on 1 May, a service to Porto in northern Portugal follows, with flights to the city, famous for its port wine, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. For those who prefer savouring the sun on Spain’s Costa Blanca, flights to Alicante are available every Tuesday and Saturday starting on 7 May.
And there’s good news for business travellers and those looking for a city break in Oslo: New airline Flyr is launching flights to the Norwegian capital from 15 August, flying every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.