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12.12.2006

New Logo

Hahn Airport, December 12, 2006. Frankfurt Hahn Airport now has a new logo. Effective immediately, Frankfurt Hahn Airport will be using the Fraport logo to identify its membership in the group. The words "Frankfurt Hahn Airport" will be added to specify the location. It will retain its positioning as a low-cost airport versus the international air traffic hub of Frankfurt.

27.11.2006

New Cargo Terminal Opening at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

After being under construction for a mere six months, the new Bucher Cargo Centre started operating in the North Cargo Area of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. This 6,800-sqm cargo terminal, which includes a modern office building, has direct access to the airport's new apron and is an essential addition to its infrastructure.

09.11.2006

"Green light" for use of runway extension

Mainz / Hahn Airport, 9th November 2006. The federal environmental organisation, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) of Rhineland-Palatinate and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (FFHG) have today signed an agreement before the Rhineland Palatinate Higher Administrative Court, which is intended to end the pending legal proceedings against the decision in favour of the plan for extending the airport runway.

09.11.2006

Hering: Co-operation not confrontation / Agreement benefits both sides

The Rhineland Palatinate Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Transport, Hendrik Hering, has praised the agreement between the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. and Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH to extend the runway as an outstanding example of the guiding principle "co-operation not confrontation". "The agreement, which was signed this morning at the Higher Administrative Court in Koblenz, benefits both sides. This day is a good day for the airport, for the people of the region and, at the same time, for the environment," declared the Minister at a press conference in Mainz.

07.11.2006

Closure of motorway exit Rheinböllen (B50) North

Hahn airport, 7.11.2006. The National Road and Traffic Department (LSV)’s Montabaur Highways Authority has announced that the Rheinböllen motorway exit on the National Motorway A61, which leads onto the B50 going to Frankfurt-Hahn airport, will be closed from Friday, November 10th, 20:00, until anticipated Sunday, November 12th, around 22:00, for all northbound traffic (towards Cologne/Koblenz). The closure is necessary in order to carry out urgently required resurfacing work.

03.11.2006

Mobile Airport Staff in Action

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, November 3, 2006. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is also getting ready for the new EU regulation regarding carry-on luggage, which is to go into effect on Monday, November 6. On all flights taking off from airports in the EU, liquids in carry-on luggage will be limited to a maximum of 100 millilitres per container in a resealable, see-through plastic bag holding a maximum of one litre. Passengers arriving by bus will be informed even before they get to the airport by announcements and posters publicizing the new regulations. At the airport itself, posters will be in place at all visible locations, on the entrance doors and in the terminal. In addition, a mobile airport team of around ten persons working four shifts will be deployed in front of the check-in counters. The airport operating company advises passengers to plan for more time at the airport and arrive there at least two hours before takeoff.

12.10.2006

Aeroflot expands its European base at Frankfurt-Hahn

Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, today announced the launch of a wholly-owned subsidiary, "Aeroflot Cargo", with the opening of a new sales office in Mainz, at an event attended by Carsten Kühl, the Rhineland-Palatine State Secretary of Economy and Transport, Jörg Schumacher, managing director of Hahn Airport and other officials. Aeroflot’s manager Andrei A. Goryashko, the new CEO of Aeroflot Cargo, furthermore announced that the freight capacity of the European hub of Frankfurt-Hahn will increase significantly by 2008 as a result of six MD11 freighters leased by Aeroflot Cargo. At present, Aeroflot operates four DC-10 freighters, based at Germany’s fourth-largest caro airport, for an average of 13 flights a week to the Far East via Russia. Aeroflot has been recording significant growth since relocating its European base of operations from Luxembourg to Hahn in 2002: At present, the company has turned over more than 42,000 tons of freight during the period from January to September 2006 – which is 12 times as much as it did during the same period in 2002 (3,474 tons) .

12.10.2006

19 percent more passengers – 18 percent more freight

Passenger numbers and freight handled by Frankfurt-Hahn airport continue their upward trend. During the first nine months this year alone, an increase of 19 percent in passenger numbers (2,775,108) was noted compared with the same time period last year (2,325,925 passengers). These passenger numbers are also well in excess of the total number of passengers recorded for 2004 (2,760,379). Airfreight turnover this year reached 89,482 tons – an 18-percent increase on the previous year (75,790 tons). Including road feeder service, the total freight transported amounts to 195,248 tons – which represents a 20-percent increase on the previous year (163,325 tons); while the number of commercial flights rose by 14 percent, from 24,483 to 27,985.

11.10.2006

B50 Closure between Simmern-East and Simmern-West

The Landesbetrieb Straßen und Verkehr (LSV) office has announced that the B 50, between junctions Simmern-East (Simmern-Ost) and Simmern-West, will be closed from Saturday, October 14th, 14:00 until Sunday, October 15th, 22:00. The closure is due to the demolition of a bridge located on this section of the motorway.

20.07.2006

New Ryanair Routes in a Four-Pack

New connections from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport starting on October 31, 2006 – Flights to Hungary for the first time – Route system to Spain and France also expanded – Top introductory prices and fifty-percent discount on existing routes.

10.07.2006

Still Climbing

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, July 10, 2006. The figures for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, the first low-cost airport in Germany, are further on the increase, as indicated by those for the first half of this year. From January to June, inclusive, this feisty airport in Germany's Hunsrück region counted nearly 1.7 million passengers, an increase of eighteen percent compared to the previous year. The strongest month was June with more than 350,000 travellers. A new airline has also announced its arrival for the summer season: Belavia, the national airline of Belarus, will be flying to Minsk every Monday. Up to September, tour operator Frosch Touristik (www.fti.de) will also offer package tours every Monday to Antalya. Germany's fourth largest cargo airport was also able to score points in terms of freight by turning over more than 133,000 tons including road feeder traffic, an increase of 28 percent. By the end of this year, the airport managers are expecting around 3.5 million passengers, 115,000 tons of airfreight and 245,000 tons including road feeder traffic. More information is available at www.hahn-airport.de.

07.07.2006

P1 Short-Term Parking Lot Partially Closed

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, July 7, 2006. The P1 short-term parking lot directly in front of the terminal is partially closed. At present, 77 parking spaces are available there. The rest of the roughly 130 spaces had to be cleared for construction of the new economy, two-star segment hotel and of a parking deck with roughly 450 public parking spaces. Visitors and passenger pickups may still park nearby on the PH short-term parking lot right next to the terminal or on the low-cost P2 and P4 premium long-term parking lots, both of which are connected to the terminal by a short footpath. In the course of the coming week, short-term parking spaces are also going to be set up in front of the tower.

16.06.2006

High Growth Rates in Jobs

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, June 16, 2006. The number of jobs at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is rising rapidly. This was announced by Management Spokesman Jörg Schumacher during a recent visit by Minister President Kurt Beck. The latest count puts the number of employees at 2604, working for 108 companies at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. This is 173 more than in February of this year (2431) – amounting to an increase of seven percent in the space of a mere three months. Jörg Schumacher asserts this to be result of recent developments at the airport. "In February, Ryanair stationed its seventh machine at Hahn. These are the first effects."

16.06.2006

Minister President Kurt Beck: Hahn Important Economic Engine

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, June 16, 2006. "Hahn is the most important and most successful of the nearly six hundred conversion projects in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate," said Kurt Beck in front of around forty journalists. The visit to the former American military airfield in the Hunsrück region was one point in the itinerary of a two-day summer trip taken by the Minister President together with members of the press. After inspecting the airport, Beck said that Frankfurt-Hahn Airport had already acquired a respectable reputation. He paid tribute to the entire airport team for making this success possible.

22.05.2006

Hahn Corporate Card and Smart Shopping Card

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, May 22, 2006. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is launching two new customer cards to the market: the "Smart Shopping Card" for all passengers and visitors who would like to save money shopping at the airport, and the "Hahn Corporate Card", which offers business travellers and frequent fliers even more advantages apart from low-cost flights. Information and application forms available at www.hahn-airport.de.

28.04.2006

Continued Growth in Passengers and Cargo

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, April 28, 2006. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport's figures for the first quarter of this year are still on the growth trail. From January through March, Germany's first low-cost airport counted 702,164 passen-gers, an increase of 11 percent compared to last year. Germany's fourth-largest cargo airport also produced an increase in terms of airfreight: 63,955 tons – 37 percent more – were handled, including road feeder service. Flown airfreight tonnage rose 36 percent to 25,644 tons. The num-ber of flight movements rose 16 percent to 8,782. The forecast for 2006 calls for 3.5 million passengers and 245,000 tons of airfreight handled, including road feeder service.

12.04.2006

Nine New Routes for

New destinations in Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Spain, as well as Morocco – beginning in October 2006 for the first time –introductory prices starting at € 2.99 one-way plus fees and taxes

12.04.2006

Statement from Jörg Schumacher, Management Spokesman of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH,

on Ryanair's announcement of the next stage in expansion at Hahn scheduled for April 12, 2006:

This is great news from Ryanair for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Not only is the schedule for stationing two additional aircraft this year already set (beginning October 28), but the announcement of nine new routes, and particularly the regularly scheduled flights to a new continent North Africa – Marrakech and Fes in Morocco – is the highlight at Hahn this year.

05.04.2006

Blue Air starts from Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, April 5, 2006. Hardly had the summer flight schedule taken effect when the fourth low-cost airline began taking off from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Since March 31, 2006, Blue Air has been connecting Hahn with Bucharest. Three times each week, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, a Boeing 737 takes off from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport heading for Bucharest-Baneasa International Airport, roughly ten kilometers away from the center of the Rumanian capital. Reservations can be made at www.blueair-web.com. Tickets for the flight, which takes a good two hours, are available from as low as € 1.00 one-way, plus charges.

24.03.2006

Operation of lengthened runway now granted

Hahn-Airport, 24.03.2006 - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is allowed, with immedi-ate effect, to operate a part of the extended runway of 3,500 meters in the secondary direction and 3,300 meters in the main direction. The civil avia-tion authorities in charge – Landesbetrieb Straßen und Verkehr Rhein-land-Pfalz – now granted the application on operation of Frankfurt-Hahn, after today´s quality inspection.

16.03.2006

Bucher Invests in Cargo Terminal

The symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday marked the start of construction work on a new cargo terminal at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The ceremonies were officially opened by the Rhineland-Palatinate's Minister of Commerce and Transport, Hans-Artur Bauckhage, the Managing Partner of Bucher Group, Gerhard Bucher, the Managing Director of Fraport Cargo Services GmbH, Winfried Hartmann, and the Managing Director of the airport, Stefano Wulf. The investor is Bucher Group, a group of medium-sized companies from in Kröv that has been represented at the Hahn site since 1993. The cost of the investment is more than six million euros.

14.03.2006

Construction of New Economy Hotel to Begin in Spring

Hahn Airport, March 14, 2006 - The expansion of the infrastructure at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport continues. A new, two-star economy hotel will be built immediately in front of the terminal, on Parking Lot P1. Construction will commence in the spring of 2006 and the grand opening is planned for one year later, in the spring of 2007. Flughafen-Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, a project company of OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH (www.ofb.de), a subsidiary of Helaba Immobiliengruppe), is acting as leaseholder and lessor of the 4000 sqm property. A contract has been signed with B&B Hotels GmbH to manage the hotel under the name of B&B Hotels (www.hotelbb.com). The total cost of investment will be nearly eight million euros.

15.02.2006

Ryanair Strengthens its Base in Germany at Hahn

Hahn Airport, February 14, 2006. "No-Frills Airline at Hahn Airport: The first passenger airline with flights to London" – this piece of news on Feb-ruary 11, 1999 marked the beginning of a new era in German air travel. Ryanair was the first so-called low-cost carrier to include a German air-port in its route network. What began with two flights a day to London is now the third-largest hub of the Irish airline in Europe, with 27 destina-tions and more than 30 daily connections. Just in time for its seventh an-niversary, the seventh Boeing 737-800 was stationed at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport – the first of twelve additional machines that are to be stationed here by 2012.

14.02.2006

Seventh Aircraft Stationed at Hahn

The seventh Boeing B737-800 will get started on Valentine's Day – the fourth birthday of the German Ryanair hub – special fare campaign* plus taxes and fees can be booked at www.ryanair.de

26.01.2006

Higher Administrative Court Allows Partial Use of Extended Runway

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, January 26, 2006. In a further rush decision, the Higher Administrative Court of Rhineland-Palatinate in Coblenz allowed on January 23, 2006, an amendment from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport – independent of the pending main proceedings – to use a part of the ex-tended runway, insofar as this requires no further clearing of land. The partial length of 3,500 meters in the secondary direction and 3,300 meters in the main direction may now be used. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is thus submitting an application to the civil aviation authorities in charge – Landesbetrieb Straßen und Verkehr Rheinland-Pfalz – for an operating permit to use the new section, which is expected sometime next week. In the main proceedings, the use of the entire runway extension of 3,800 me-ters is still awaiting a decision, which depends on the lawsuit brought by BUND environmental organization on the subject of the barbastelle bat.

11.01.2006

Flights ahoy – Successful Air Traffic Results in 2005

Hahn Airport, January 11, 2006. The year 2005 was the Year of the “Hahn” in the true sense of the word. The development of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was marked by success and advancement. The low-cost airport, in which Fraport AG has a 65-percent majority interest, chalked up a total of 3.1 million passengers in 2005; 12 percent more than in the previous year. Airfreight handling showed an even steeper upward trend: 107,305 tons of flown cargo brought Germany's firmly established, fourth-largest cargo airport a growth rate of 62 percent. A glance at the past seven years shows that Frankfurt-Hahn, recognized throughout Germany as a prime example of a low-cost airport, tripled its net volume of airfreight, while passenger figures even increased twenty times over. With investments and expansion planned for the coming years, the operators of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are looking forward optimistically to the future. For more information, see: www.hahn-airport.de.