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New Routes of the Day (10 October 2023): Volotea’s new routes from Hamburg


Volotea launched three new services to Hamburg on Tuesday 10 October from Bordeaux, Florence and Lyon. The trio of routes will be maintained 2-weekly respectively with a mix of A319 and A320 aircraft. Flights from Bordeaux and Lyon will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, while Florence will be served on Tuesdays and Saturdays. None of the three routes are currently maintained out of Hamburg by any other airline. The addition of the German city to Volotea’s network comes as a result of its closer partnership with Eurowings.

What they said

Dirk Behrens, Head of Aviation at Hamburg Airport, said: “The fact that Volotea chose our Hamburg Airport for its largest German offering is a clear commitment to our location. As a metropolitan city, Hamburg is in high demand among holidaymakers and business travellers. With Bordeaux, Lyon and Florence, Volotea is bringing three destinations back into the Hamburg route network that are currently not accessible non-stop. We are pleased that we are even better connected in Europe and are able to offer our passengers more flexibility to and from Hamburg.”

Gabriel Schmilovich Isgut, Chief Strategy Officer of Volotea, added: “Volotea has been offering direct flights since 2012, enabling fast and comfortable travel between European cities. We are pleased to announce the launch of new and exclusive routes in Germany, offering German customers unique travel connections for the first time, and are collaborating with Hamburg Airport to create our largest offering in this country with three new routes. We are also pleased to announce the news of our distribution partnership with Eurowings, with both airlines offering their passengers a greater choice of travel options across Europe.”

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Hamburg is Germany’s fifth largest airport

With a metro population of over five million people, Hamburg has seen non-stop flights to 120 destinations this summer season. In addition to Volotea, the airport welcomed Iberia Regional (charters for cruise ships), Marabu and PLAY as its new customers this year, while Air Serbia and Norway’s Widerøe resumed operations.

During the January – August period, Hamburg Airport handled 8,881,165 passengers, representing an increase of 26% on last year, although figures are still down 23.3% on the pre-pandemic 2019. However, its recovery so far this year has been better than most other German airports, with only Frankfurt managing to see a bigger improvement on 2019, with a decline of just over 18%. Overall, Hamburg is Germany’s fifth largest airport behind Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, and Düsseldorf.

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