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Well on the way to being the leading low-cost airport

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 12.12.2003. Managing Directors Jörg Schumacher and Andreas Helfer presented the objectives and strategies of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH for 2004 at today's press conference. With the forecast for the coming year, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is well on the way to becoming the leading low-cost airport in Germany.


Almost 500,000 bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau to Japan

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 13th November 2003. This week, the cargo halls of ACL Advanced Cargo Logistic and the aprons of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are garnet red as never before. For almost half a million bottles of the young Beaujolais that is so sought after at this time of year are taking off for Japan. Three Antonov 124 and four DC-10 cargo machines will be deployed for this purpose. These transport flights have been carried out for many years by Aeroflot in co-operation with Nippon Express and now for the first time by Kintetsu World Express.


Low-cost meetings between take-offs and landings

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 6th November 2003. 1st January 2004 is the key date: For it is then that the name of the present Steigenberger Congress and Conference Centre is to change to "Congress Centre Frankfurt-Hahn Airport". As the new operator, Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH is focussing on meetings on an hourly or daily basis for international business travellers and conference delegates. Attractive daily packages will then be expanded internationally. Further information can be found at www.hahn-airport.de.


Now even more low-cost flights over German skies

Berlin, 27 October 2003. The Italian low-cost airline Volareweb.com and its partner airports of Berlin-Schönefeld and Frankfurt-Hahn announced today, at a press conference in Berlin, the launch of the new internal link between Hahn und Berlin, which was inaugurated at Hahn in the Rhineland-Palatinate on 26 October 2003. The regional travel office Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH was represented and hopes to see a tremendous rise in the number of visitors to the area, especially in day- and weekend travellers. Volareweb.com is now offering its passengers, with the start of the 2003/2004 winter timetable, a daily service at attractively low prices between the two German airports from 19.99 euro one way plus taxes and charges.


Economic boom made in Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn airport, 8 October 2003. Frankfurt-Hahn airport as by now become synonymous in Germany with economic recovery. Once again the unconventional airport reports impressive figures. The number of jobs has risen by eleven per cent since May 2003 to now stand at 2,262. The traffic statistics from January up to and including September also indicate high growth rates. Hence, with 1,782,385 passengers, the results of the previous year have been outstripped by 71 per cent. Airfreight handling, with 112,505 tonnes, has achieved an increase of twelve per cent. The number of aircraft movements has risen by fourteen per cent to 23,342.


More Middle East at Airport Hahn from October 27, 2003

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 6 October 2003 – Effective 27 October 2003, Royal Jordanian will commence regular cargo flights between Amman, the Capital of Jordan, and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, using their modern Airbus 310-300 Cargo Aircraft, offering a cargo capacity of 38 tonnes, or a volume of 240 cubic meters, in each direction. The first step is one weekly cargo flight every Monday morning from Hahn to Amman and back. Beginning of 2004 additional destinations from Hahn to Asia and Middle East via the capital are planned by Royal Jordanian.


Request for plan approval submitted

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, September 2003. On September 4, 2003, the airport management company Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn GmbH submitted to the responsible authorities, the Air Traffic Department of the Rheinland-Palatinate’s Office for Roads and Transportation, a request for approval of the plan to extend the runway to 3,800 meters. This is a further important milestone in expanding the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The owners emphasized their plans to expand.


Aeroflot Cargo Extends its Services from Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 24. September 2003 – Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, announced on 24 September 2003 a further significant stage in the development of Frankfurt-Hahn airport. With the 2003 winter timetable, there will be added to Aeroflot’s two DC-10 freighters, already stationed at the airport since October 2002, two further modern cargo planes of the same type. Besides the increase in the frequency of flights and the size of the volume, new routes towards Asia are planned.


The First Women’s Calendar 2004 of a German Airport

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 4 September 2003 – As Germany’s first airport, Frankfurt-Hahn airport is today presenting one of its “unsurpassable alternative” creations: the calendar “Women – Frankfurt-Hahn Airport 2004”. Providing the focus of the 365 days that make up the coming year are twelve attractive female colleagues who work at the airport in a variety of fields and are normally involved behind the scenes in the upcoming of the airport. The calendar can now be ordered online from www.hahn-airport.de for only 19.95 euro plus p&p or bought directly from the airport information desk in Terminal 1. More information can be obtained at www.hahn-airport.de.


New record result: Hahn grows and grows

Frankfurt-Hahn, August 2003 – The traffic figures at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in the first half of 2003 came completely up to expectations. With 1,077,681 passengers, the half-year result for the previous year was exceeded by 81 percent. The airfreight transhipment up to the end of June achieved an increase of 67 percent with 13,576 tonnes. The number of flight movements rose by nine percent to 14,770.


The Airport Gets Top Marks for Punctual Service

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 29 August 2003. Be it at the check-in, baggage reclaim or the handling for the passenger and freight airlines on the apron – Frankfurt-Hahn airport is one of the most reliable and punc-tual departure points in Germany – not least thanks to the team spirit of its staff. This has been confirmed not only by the numerous passengers who fly from Frankfurt-Hahn but also by the airlines based locally, Ryanair and Volareweb.com.


Terminal 2 officially opened

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 4th June 2003. The new Terminal 2 was officially opened today at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The Rhineland Palatinate Minister of Transport, Hans-Arthur Bauckhage, Annegret Reinhard-Lehmann, Marketing Manager of Fraport AG and Ry-anair-COO Michael Cawley, as the airport's largest passenger-airline customer, opened the new check-in facilities.


With Volareweb.com to Venice and Brindisi

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 19 March 2003. On 30 March, the Italian airline Volareweb.com will be launching the second low-cost airline at Frankfurt-Hahn airport. This was announced today at a press conference by Edgardo Badiali, commercial director of the Volare Group. There will be two flights daily to Venice and one to Brindisi. Of particular interest is the extraordinarily good connection to Apulia, which did not exist before. The low-cost connection to Venice, too, is new to this area and is likely to meet with considerable interest. For incoming tourism from Italy to Germany, the region around the Frankfurt-Hahn airport represents an attractive holiday destination with its Hunsrück, Moselle, Nahe and Rhine districts.


Ryanair Hub Creates Jobs

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 14 February 2003. The airline Ryanair is today celebrating the first anniversary of its base at Frankfurt-Hahn. “The creation of the Ryanair hub has turned out to be a complete success both for Ryanair and for the airport at Frankfurt-Hahn,“ declares Jörg Schumacher, director of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH. “The passenger volume has more than tripled this last year as a result.“


One million level exceeded for the first time

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 14.01.2003. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is again able to dem-onstrate impressive traffic figures. In the previous year, the number of passengers exceeded the one million level for the first time. The number of passengers from January to December 2002 was 1,457,527 – thus completely fulfilling expectations. With an increase of 226 percent, the result from the previous year - 447,142 passengers in the year 2001 - has been more than tripled. The greatest proportion of passengers – 97 percent - travelled on scheduled flights. Package holiday traffic increased by one percent compared with the previous year.