In addition, Ryanair is opening seven new routes from Hamburg for the 2016/17 winter timetable, with flights to Sofia, London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Dublin, Manchester, Brussels Zaventem and Gran Canaria.
Of these, Sofia, London Stansted and Milan Bergamo are completely new destinations for Hamburg Airport’s route network. Ryanair now links the city with 14 destinations all over Europe and will offer 16 destinations in summer 2017.
“We are delighted by Ryanair’s decision to grow in Hamburg," enthuses airport CEO, Michael Eggenschwiler.
"This is a clear decision to commit to the city and its metropolitan region. The variety in our route network continues to grow, so that both business and private travellers have more choice.
"I am certain that Ryanair’s new services will be well received. It is a positive signal for our community that Ryanair’s state-of-the-art fleet of aircraft have an average age of just five years."
Tim Howe Schröder, Ryanair’s senior marketing manager, says: “We are pleased to finally open our base at Hamburg Airport, as we invest $200m with two based aircraft, with seven new winter routes.
"We will also add two new summer routes to Faro and Thessaloniki from April 2017 onwards, which will deliver over 1.7m customers per annum and support 1,300 jobs at Hamburg Airport, and further underlines our commitment to growing German traffic, tourism and jobs.”