Serving as an important gateway into Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg Airport receives service from more than 30 total airline companies. Although it is the fifth busiest airport in Germany, it does not serve as a hub for any of the major domestic airlines. Nevertheless, Hamburg Airport is considered a focus city for Lufthansa. Germany’s national airline connects Hamburg with other major domestic destinations including Cologne, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
Additionally, Germany’s largest airline offers direct flights to important destinations in neighboring countries. Budapest, Paris, Vienna and Zurich are some of the major international flights offered by Lufthansa. During certain seasons, Lufthansa also takes passengers to popular European resorts in the Turkish city Antalya, the Canary Island of Fuerteventura and Balearic Island Palma de Mallorca. The Lufthansa Regional operates additional service to major cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Manchester, Milan, Stockholm and Venice. All Lufthansa service is offered at Terminal 2 in Hamburg Airport.
Several other major German airlines connect Hamburg Airport with some of the best vacation destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, Southern Europe and the Middle East. This list of domestic airlines includes Air Berlin, Condor, Germanwings, Germania and TUIfly. The destinations offered through these airlines include Greek Islands, Spanish territory such as Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, Egyptian Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, and Turkish resorts in Antalya and Istanbul.
Hamburg Airport serves as a base for the small airline company Hamburg Airways. Having a fleet of only several jets, this local carrier connects Hamburg to the Canary Islands, Egyptian resort city of Hurghada and Ukraine’s capital Kiev. Hamburg Airways uses Terminal 1 at the airport.
Major airlines from Germany’s neighboring countries serve Hamburg Airport. Belgium’s capital Brussels can be reached through Brussels Airlines. Amsterdam is accessible through the Dutch flag carrier KLM. Poland’s capital city Warsaw can be reached by flying on the LOT Polish Airlines. Luxembourg is directly linked to Hamburg via Luxair. Austria Airlines invites passengers to Austria’s capital city of Vienna. Basel and Zurich, two major German speaking cities, are linked to Hamburg through Swiss International Airlines.
The two largest airlines from the Scandinavian region serve Hamburg Airport. Norweigan Air Shuttle takes customers to Oslo while Scandinavian Airlines offers trips to Copenhagen. Air France, British Airways and Turkish Airlines are other major European airlines serving Germany’s second biggest city. Non European airlines serving Hamburg Airport include Aeroflot, Emirates, Tunisair and United Airlines.