Birmingham Airport joined Flybe in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the popular year-round service between Birmingham and Hamburg. The route increased its frequency from four to six flights a week remaining the only direct service connecting the two cities from Birmingham Airport.
Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of Flybe’s Birmingham to Hamburg route. The popular route has a strong demand from business and leisure travellers from the Midlands and with six flights a week the airline gives passengers from our region a great product and an extensive route network.”
Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, adds: “We are very pleased to mark the first anniversary of flights between Birmingham and Hamburg. In that time, the route has gone from strength to strength and we have increased frequency to match demand. There certainly seems to be a real affinity between the people and businesses of two of the UK and Germany’s biggest cities.”
Commenting on how the airline’s Hamburg route has benefited the Midlands since it launched, well-known business leader Peter Mathews CMG, Chairman of Black Country Metals, said: “Brexit aside, the world is changing when it comes to trade. Therefore, as a region, we need the ability to communicate with a range of markets both in Europe and globally. Hamburg has many synergies with the West Midlands and, as such, Flybe’s investment in this important route is one that not only benefits the economy and businesses in the region now but will continue to do so in the longer term.”
One of the many business to have embraced the new route is Market Bosworth-based Savage Lighting. Julie Clark, Operations and Sales Director explains: “This service opened up a vital link into Germany for us, and it’s been great for our staff to be able to travel from A to B with such ease.”