Germania increases its capacity and adds destinations for summer 2018

Germania will be marking the start of the summer season 2018 by basing three aircraft at Nuremberg and increasing seating capacity.

For the first time the airline will be operating an Airbus A321 in Nuremberg over the summer.

Germania is also increasing the number of its weekly departures from 30 to 45 at Albrecht Dürer Airport.

Karsten Balke, CEO, Germania, saidd: ”We have already released our basic flight schedule for summer 2018, which reflects our further investment at our Nuremberg base. Experience gained from recent seasons has led us to make initial adjustments to our programme and we look forward to its implementation.”

The airline started to operate flights from Nuremberg in the 2016/17 winter season. By the end of April this year around 40,000 passengers had been welcomed on board at the airport, and since then bookings have been rising steadily.

According to the current schedule, the Airbus A321, with 215 seats, will be flying to Palma de Mallorca daily. Twice a week the aircraft will also be used on the new routes to Heraklion and Kos, as well as on established routes to Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

New additions to the programme include four weekly flights to Antalya, Turkey. Germania is the only German airline to operate this route from Nuremberg and offers family-friendly midday departures. The Bulgarian destinations of Burgas and Varna are also being opened with three weekly connections during the summer.

Overall the current routes are being maintained, with minor changes in frequency or flight times. Flights to Athens have been moved to Monday and Friday during the week. This arrangement makes short breaks possible and also improves travel options for flights to smaller Greek islands with Germania’s partner Sky Express. Non-stop flights from Nuremberg to Tel Aviv will also be available for the first time in summer 2018, as well as flights to Hurghada.

Dr Michael Hupe, managing director of Nuremberg Airport said: “The early announcement of the summer 2018 destinations shows that the metropolitan region of Nuremberg is a very attractive market in which Germania intends to grow further. We are delighted about the extension of the flight programme from Nuremberg Airport, which includes competitive holiday routes as well as selected destinations that serve touristic niches. This is just as well received by our passengers as the good on-board service.”

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