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Runway extension approved

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport was accorded some good news just in time for the New Year: on 28 Dec 2004, official approval was ratified for the extension of the runway from 3,045 meters to a total length of 3,800 meters.


Along with Budapest and Kattowice – now also Warsaw

Frankfurt-Hahn, 16-Dec-04 – In the middle of November, Wizz Air had already announced its start from Frankfurt-Hahn with flights to Budapest and Kattowice. Merely one month later, the European Low-Cost-Airline already has another destination in sight: Warsaw. This is the first time an airline has incorporated three destinations simultaneously with four flights per week each from Frankfurt-Hahn. All three routes will be flown to starting 27 March 2005. Wizz Air is flying with a modern Airbus type A320 aircraft featuring 180 leather seats. The opportune fares can be booked via www.wizzair.com starting immediately.


Air BP on course for tanking in the Hunsrück

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 3 December 2004 – On 1 December 2004, Air BP opened a new, independent tanking operation at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. With that, the BP-group company is offering all airlines its secure and reliable aircraft kerosene tanking service in Hunsrück, also. Six employees and an operations manager – four of these new employees hired from the region – are responsible for smooth 24-hour a day operations on-site. They acquired the first customer– the Russian freight carrier Aeroflot – even before the opening. In addition to Shell, Air BP is now the second supplier at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.


Wizz Air starts flights to Frankfurt-Hahn

Wizz Air, CEE’s favourite low cost airline today announced that it starts flights from Budapest and Katowice to Frankfurt-Hahn from March 27, 2005.


British Airways World Cargo doubles freight flights

Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn, 4. November 2004. After just two months operations at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, British Airways World Cargo announces to double its frequencies from two to four freight flights a week. The British airline started on September 16 with one flight to Johannes-burg and one to Hongkong on every Friday. Now two more flights to Hongkong each Monday and Saturday are added to the winter time table. Four Jumbo-freighters of the Type B747 of Atlas Air will be put into operation for the airline.


Concentration on airport operations

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 2 November 2004. The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is and continues to be a regional job motor. In this connection, one can observe an increasing concentration of employment in business lines locating around the airport operations. The general positive tenor of the companies continues to persist. These are the main findings of the most recent survey done by the Trier Institute A&O Arbeitsmarkt- und Organisationsberatung Gettmann, the results having been summarized in a location profile.


Even more destinations to sun and snow from Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 28 October 2004. New destinations and increased flight frequencies embellish the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport winter-flight schedule: Along with the new destinations Riga, Santander and Klagenfurt from Ryanair, Berge&Meer travels to the Turkish Riviera with Antalya as the destination airport. Every Monday and Friday, the tour operator FlyCar flies snow hungry vacationers to Arvidsjaur, located in the Swedish Lapland. And Air Polonia lets Warsaw send its regards almost daily. A total of 395 arrivals and departures to 25 destinations – an average of about 60 flights per day – are ready for the price-conscious Hahn passengers from 31 October to April 2005. More information about destinations and flight times can be obtained at www.hahn-airport.de.


Trend still increasing

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 14th October 2004. The traffic statistics at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport continue to show an upward trend. The number of passengers in the first nine months of the year increased by 17 percent compared with the same period of the previous year (1,777,433 passengers) to 2,086,205. With 45,153 tonnes, airfreight transshipment achieved an in-crease of 102 percent (22,342 tonnes last year). Including the road feeder service, the airport handled 140,970 tonnes, 24 percent more than in the previous year (113,260 tonnes). On the other hand, the number of flight movements rose by only three percent from 23,342 to 24,138.


Germany's first kiddies' airline en route for Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 6th October 2004 – The offspring of the staff of Germany's first low-cost airport make a fitting conclusion to Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH's three-part calendar series in 2005. After the men and women of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH have been featured on calendars in 2003 and 2004, the younger generation has now had the pleasure of the unlimited attention of the photographers at a loud and cheerful photo shoot. And all in a good cause. The total profit from the calendar will go to the offspring of one airport employee, whose twins are in need of a special donation. With an edition of 1000 copies, the "Hahn-Kids 2005" calendar is available imme-diately at only 9.95 euros via the Internet www.hahn-airport.de and from the airport information desk in Terminal 1.


Full speed ahead to South Africa and the Far East

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 16th September 2004. From today, another strong airline partner will be providing support for the Cargo opera-tions from Germany's fourth largest freight airport. From now on, British Airways World Cargo is planning two cargo flights per week with a Type Boeing 747 Jumbo freighter from Frankfurt-Hahn. With a cargo capacity of about 110 tonnes per machine, a wide variety of freight will then be transported to Johannesburg via Accra and to Hong Kong via Bahrain.


Air Polonia increases flights to Warsaw

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 3rd September 2004. In the winter timetable, from 31st October, Poland's first low-cost airline is increasing its flights from Frankfurt-Hahn to Warsaw from two to six connections per week. The reason for this is the increasing demand and the first promising passenger figures. 7100 passengers have used the Hahn route from the first flight in April up until today. To celebrate this, there are even more attractive tickets for travellers from Germany from 29 euros, which can be obtained with immediate effect from www.airpolonia.com or via the Warsaw telephone hotline +48 22 575 00 00 (in German) and from associated travel agents.


Current passenger survey at Hahn confirms absolute customer satisfaction

Frankfurt-Hahn, 12th August 2004 – The customers of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport continue to be fully satisfied with the service and numerous offers of Germany's first low-cost airport. This is borne out by the cur-rent survey of 2,113 passengers carried out in June 2004 on behalf of the Airport by the IFAK Institute from Taunusstein.


"Central Rhine Region Day" - this year hosted by Hahn Airport

Frankfurt-Hahn, 02 August 2004 - The Central Rhine Region Initiative and Frankfurt-Hahn Airport today presented their plans for the "Central Rhine Region Day", which this year will take place on 18 September at the 10th largest international airport in Germany.


Frankfurt-Hahn Airport launches new Airport Magazine

FLUGHAFEN HAHN / IDAR-OBERSTEIN Everybody was in high spirits when the HahnAirport Magazine was presented in the airport terminal Tuesday night. Jörg Schumacher, Executive Director of the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH, was amazed with the magazine. “This magazine has a great potential of becoming the marketing platform of the entire Hahn airport. It is meeting a need we have had, but it is also an excellent flight magazine people might start collecting,” Schumacher said in high praise.


Frankfurt-Hahn heading further to growth

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 13th July 2004 – The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH reported its successful mid-year performance figures at today's press conference: with 1.3 million passengers, Frankfurt-Hahn, the first German low-cost airport, has exceeded its previous year's results by 21 percent. In the Cargo Sector, pure air cargo rose by 108 percent to over 28,000 tons in comparison to the previous year. With an increase by 37 percent the total revenues grew even faster than the traffic figures to almost 14 million Euros. The Non Aviation Sector registered the sharpest rate of increase in sales figures: roughly 99 percent growth was realized for infrastructural remuneration, rents and parking. The operating loss (EBITDA) declined from 5,4 million Euros to three million Euros – meaning an approximate bisection compared to previous year. “We are on the right path to our goal, to reach our break even in 2006 and go into black with our total figures in 2008”, says Andreas Helfer, Managing Director of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.


With a few clicks into your Low-Cost Dream-Vacation

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, July 7, 2004 – The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is presenting its new website design right on schedule with the onset of summer. Conception and realization of the www.hahn-airport.de re-launch were commissioned to the eBusiness-service provider syzygy in Bad Homburg by Germany’s first Low-Cost Airport. What’s new on the website? The real time flight schedule and the cargo newsletter “hahn cargo news”. With an average of more than 14 billion hits and more than 122,000 visitors monthly, Frankfurt-Hahn is one of the most successful international German airports, even in the virtual world.


...to the "Warsaw Culture Summer"

Frankfurt-Hahn, 2. July 2004 – Effective as of today, Air Polonia has a tempting offer for would-be passengers - with sunny prices for flights to the Warsaw's Culture Summer", which runs in this lively capital city until the end of August. This special offer of Air Polonia's entails flying from Frankfurt-Hahn from 39 Euros per single trip per person, plus taxes and fees. These bargain prices will remain on offer even after the Culture Summer has ended - until the end of October 2004. Departure times are Fridays and Mondays at 21:20 from Hahn and 19:00 from Warsaw. Bookings can be made from today at the telephone hotline +48 22 575 000 in English and at the website www.airpolonia.com.


A swinging time guaranteed, departing from Frankfurt-Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 28th of June, 2004. Hahn makes it possible with its low-price airline companies Ryanair, Air Polonia and Volareweb – a multitude of festivals and events are happening at Hahn's destinations - this summer should turn out to be unforgettable!


The Hesse / Rhineland-Palatinate Association of the German Association for Freight Forwarding and Logis-tics visits Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH, 30th April 2004 – Top-forwarders of the Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics, Hesse / Rhineland-Palatinate e.V., visited the vibrant airport Frankfurt-Hahn today, Friday the 30th of April 2004. The airport presented the latest cargo developments and the future perspectives.


Aeroflot four years at Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH, 30th April 2004. Since April 2000 at Hahn – almost 44,000 tons handled - a record year in 2003 with 17,000 tons – Frankfurt-Hahn Airport named European Hub for freightline services in March 2002– four DC10 freight aircraft currently based at Hahn


Right to the day, on Frankfurt-Hahn's fifth birthday,

Since 1999 a strong German Market presence – now 19 bookable destinations from Frankfurt-Hahn – fifth birthday not the only reason for celebration: since 1985 a total of 80 million passengers have flown with Ryanair – special celebratory offer with 800,000 free tickets - bookable only until midnight 29th April 2004 at www.ryanair.com


Frankfurt Hahn picks AirRep to spearhead drive for VIP and general aviation business

Frankfurt Hahn Airport has upgraded and rationalized its VIP and general aviation handling with the appointment of AirRep GmbH as exclusive handler for all aircraft up to 15 passengers.


Air Polonia links Warsaw with Hahn

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 5th April 2004 – Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has always had a “nose” for trends - and this has been borne out yet again in the case of Air Polonia, Poland's first Low-cost-airline. Air Polonia started operations on the 5th of April, before Poland's entry into the EU in May 2004. This young airline took off for Warsaw for the first time from the first German cut-price airport, Frankfurt-Hahn. A return flight costs from 47 Euros per person, including taxes and applicable fees. Bookings can be made at www.airpolonia.com or on Air Polonia's Warsaw hotline at +48 22 575 00 00 (German or English language), or through associated travel agencies.


Frankfurt-Hahn airport again in the upwind

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 5th April 2004. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport picks up the success trail of past years in 2004. Between January and March, 578,228 passengers were registered, an increase of 25 percent on last year's first quarter. Developments in the Cargo sector were especially encouraging: with 43,752 tons (including freight shipped by road transport), 28% more was transhipped than in the same period in 2003. The balance is even better when based purely on air freight: the rate of increase here is 127% (14,725 tons in 2004 compared to 6,488 in 2003). The numbers of commercial flights increased by 20%, with 6,036 take-offs and landings (5,036 in 2003).


Jobs for the region

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH, 5th April 2004. The Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has become the jobs engine for the Hunsrück region. The way the Rhineland-Palatinate State government and the Fraport AG have gone about the task of taking the erstwhile American Air Force base at Hahn and turning it into a flourishing business location, creating jobs in what was a region otherwise lacking in infrastructure, has proven to be extremely successful. While jobs are being lost elsewhere, there are a steadily increasing number of jobs being created at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. This is shown by surveys run by the A & O Institute (Job Market and Organisational Consulting Gettmann). These surveys have been carried out regularly since 1998.


The Hesse Region is new joint partner of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH in 2005

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH, 5th April 2004. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is one of the most successful conversion projects in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. It is steadily increasing in importance in the international air transportation market, a fact reflected in the constant growth of its passenger and freight statistics: Frankfurt-Hahn is already in the German top ten of commercial airports for passenger transport and in freight transport at number 4. Yet another chapter of this success story is now being written: the Hesse Region has become the new joint partner of the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport GmbH (FFHG).


Frankfurt-Hahn is as successful as success

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, March 2004 - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport continues to go from strength to strength: During the first 60 days of this year, passenger and freight figures showed substantial growth. The freight volume handled at the solely international civil airport in Rhineland Palatinate increased by 109 percent, passenger numbers increased by 27 percent compared with the previous year. The forecast for 2004 indicates that there is more to come.


Poland and Calabria with Air Polonia and Volareweb

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 12th March 2004 - From April 2004, the low-cost airport Frankfurt-Hahn will offer two new top destinations for its “No-Frills”-fans: With the new summer timetable, Air Polonia, Poland's first low-cost airline, will offer a connection between Warsaw and Hahn. Volareweb, the first Italian low-cost airline, will offer Lamezia Terme in sunny Calabria as a new destination. Bookings for the Warsaw route can now be made at www.airpolonia.com, for Lamezia Terme at www.volareweb.com.


Hahn meeting in March stresses airport role in supply chain,

Frankfurt-Hahn,9. March 2004 – Meeting in Hahn-Frankfurt Airport on 2nd and 3rd March 2004, the ACI World Air Cargo Subcommittee resolved to urge governments to proceed with a full liberalization of the air cargo market. Chairman Stephan Poirier of Calgary Airport Authority called the current regulatory regime for air cargo “an outmoded relic in a real-time world”. He added: “Air cargo is an essential element of the global economy. Liberalizing cargo market access separately from passenger rights is the first step toward a seamless global supply chain, in which airports play a crucial role.” Under his leadership, the Subcommittee would continue to press ICAO and national regulators to liberalize air cargo soonest, targeting specific regions with specific policy proposals.


Advanced training and more at the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport conference centre

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 12. February 2004 - The new "Hahn Airport Business Academy" presented itself on the occasion of today's open day that was organised by the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport conference centre. From March 2004, the subsidiary of Deutsche Angestellten Akademie GmbH (DAA) – the German Employee Academy - will offer companies in the region and around Frankfurt-Hahn Airport numerous attractive advanced training opportunities and seminars.


Now only 9.95 Euro – a real gift!

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 30th January 2004 - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has long been known for its innovative and original campaigns. Last year, the sensual women's calendar "Women – Hahn-Airport 2004" caused quite a furore throughout Europe. Anyone who would like to secure another copy of the "unsurpassable different" creation is in luck this year. The sensual calendar, with twelve attractive female staff members who work at the airport in a variety of fields, now costs only 9.95 Euro plus p&p and would make an ideal present. There are only a few copies left. They can be ordered now at www.hahn-airport.de or obtained directly from the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport infor-mation desk in Terminal 1.


More than 2.4 million passengers - Forecast exceeded

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 15 January 2004 - 67% more passengers compared with last year - August 2003 busiest month - freight traffic up by 15 percent - front-runner for Antonov flights in Germany - flight movements up by 21 percent