New Route of the Day (14 May 2023): Eurowings between Hamburg and Malta
Eurowings entered the Maltese market on Sunday 14 May by introducing seasonal flights between Hamburg and Malta. The 2,005-kilometre service will be maintained weekly with the A319 aircraft. The LCC has no competition between the two cities. Eurowings will complement the new route with the launch of its weekly Dusseldorf – Malta flights on 27 May.
Flight EW7990 departs Hamburg at 6:25 local time and arrives in Malta at 09:35. The return service, EW7991, takes off from the Mediterranean island at 10:20 local time, touching down back in Hamburg at 13:20.
What they said
Alan Borg, CEO at Malta International Airport, said: “Following an absence of almost five years from Malta, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome back Eurowings yesterday. I am confident that Eurowings’ summer schedule, which features flights to Hamburg and Dusseldorf, together with the other routes being operated during the season, will give the German market the boost it needs to catch up on 2019 passenger numbers. While Germany has always ranked among our top five markets, it has been a laggard in terms of post-Covid recovery – a phenomenon that has been observed by other European airports besides Malta International Airport.”
Germany is Malta’s fourth largest market
Eurowings is the fourth airline to maintain flights between Germany and Malta on a scheduled basis. The others include Air Malta, which flies from Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich and Lufthansa which also operates from the latter two. Ryanair maintains services from Cologne Bonn, Memmingen and Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to the island.
Last year, Germany was Malta’s fourth largest market based on both available seat capacity and passenger numbers, behind Italy, the UK and France. During 2022, Malta Airport handled just under 558,000 passengers from Germany.