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Hamburg Airport: 17-millionth passenger for 2017

Hamburg, Germany - Lufthansa is one of its longest standing partners

For the first time in its almost 107-year history, Hamburg Airport has crossed the mark of 17 million passengers in one year. The 17-millionth passenger for this year was Timo Heidorn, who flew from Hamburg today with Lufthansa. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, and Silke Wobken, Sales Director of the Lufthansa Group for northern Germany, welcomed the jubilee passenger at check-in this morning. The carrier is one of Hamburg Airport’s longest standing partners. The old Luft Hansa, established in 1926, was active in Hamburg, as were its corporate predecessors. Since the re-establishment of Lufthansa in the 1950s, the partnership between the airline and the airport has continued to develop successfully, and Lufthansa Technik also has its home base here. Its routes to Frankfurt and Munich are the two busiest from Hamburg Airport in terms of passenger numbers. Hamburg Airport offers a comprehensive route network for travellers from the city and from throughout northern Germany. Around 60 airlines fly directly to 130 domestic and international destinations. Its good connectivity with hubs means that passengers can reach well over 1,000 destinations with just a single transfer to a connecting flight. And this option is becoming increasingly popular. According to current forecasts, the passenger volume for 2017 will exceed 17 million by year’s end. In comparison to 2016, then, Hamburg Airport will report passenger growth of between seven and eight percent.

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