Press Releases

Return of the desire to travel: Nuremberg Airport is growing again

3,277,996 passengers took off and landed at Albrecht Dürer Airport in 2022 to enjoy their vacations, visit friends and relatives or go on business trips (2021: 1,063,153). This represents a threefold increase in traffic compared to the previous year, and Nuremberg Airport reached nearly 80 percent of its pre-pandemic 2019 level, far more than most other German airports (averaging around 58 percent). Forecasts for this year also look good.

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Ryanair opens new base at Nuremberg - two based aircraft, 29 routes

Ryanair's Marketing Director Dara Brady and Airport Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe opened the base with around one hundred airport employees including Ryanair crews. 

Ryanair today (12th April) marked the opening of its new base at Nuremberg, with two based aircraft, representing an investment of $200m and 60 new direct jobs. This Summer Ryanair will also operate its biggest ever Nuremberg schedule including 29 total routes, of which 15 are exciting new Summer routes to the likes of Madeira, Corfu and Ibiza. 

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Worldwide connections: British Airways takes off for London Heathrow

Eröffneten am 27. März 2022 die Flugverbindung: BA-Verkaufsleiter Jörg Tünsmeyer (3. v.l.), Ministerpräsident Dr. Söder, Oberbürgermeister König und Flughafengeschäftsführer Dr. Hupe zusammen mit der British Airways-Crew
BA Sales Manager Jörg Tünsmeyer (3rd from left), Minister President Dr. Söder, Lord Mayor König and Airport Managing Director Dr. Hupe together with the British Airways crew. | Photos: Nuremberg Airport

For the inaugural British Airways flight from Nuremberg to London Heathrow, Airport Managing Director Dr Michael Hupe was able to welcome Bavarian Prime Minister Dr Markus Söder, Nuremberg's Lord Mayor Marcus König and British Airways’ Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, Joerg Tuensmeyer.

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Pristina added to the flight schedule

The National Library "Pjetër Bogdani", founded in 1944, is housed in an architecturally unique building.

With Pristina, a further destination in Southeast Europe is now reachable from Nuremberg. From 2 April, the Bulgarian airline GP Aviation will fly twice a week to the Kosovan capital with a Boeing 737-400. Fun fact: Some of the passengers will be flown to Kosovo and back by the owner and managing director, the Swiss Ganesh Piga, himself.

The new non-stop connection is especially interesting for the Kosovar community in the metropolitan region, who will use it for visiting each other's families, friends and relatives. 

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Lounge comfort for Turkish Airlines passengers

Director of Turkish Airlines at Nuremberg Airport Abdullah Ömer Celik (right) and Airport Managing Director Dr Michael Hupe in the Dürer Lounge. The airline's status customers can now enjoy the comfort of the new lounge.

Turkish Airlines passengers with Miles&Smiles frequent flyer status ELIT or ELIT PLUS and ELIT Card as well as Star Alliance Gold Card holders and Business Class passengers of the airline can now enjoy the comfort of the new Dürer Lounge at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg for an even more relaxed start to their journey.

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A milestone for the region’s international connections: British Airways connects Nuremberg and London Heathrow for the first time 

Until now, British Airways could only be seen at Albrecht Dürer Airport during the Christkindlesmarkt. Now the airline connects Nuremberg permanently non-stop with Europe's largest hub, London Heathrow. | Photo credit: Nuremberg Airport/ Thomas Niepel

The airline which has long been on the wish list of many passengers and companies from the Nuremberg metropolitan region will be taking off to London Heathrow, Europe’s largest hub, commencing at the end of March. 

This provides excellent opportunities to visit the British capital and for worldwide connecting flights via the hub of British Airways, including onward travel to and from the USA. Moreover, this is the first time that all three major airline alliances are represented in Nuremberg: Star Alliance, SkyTeam and now Oneworld (which includes British Airways).

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New: With Air Serbia now also non-stop to Belgrade

Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg is consistently continuing the expansion of its route network to Eastern Europe: With Air Serbia, another customer is returning to the airport in the metropolitan region after the pandemic-related interruption and will be flying regularly from Nürnberg to the Serbian capital Belgrade from 6 June.

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Condor is back in Nuremberg: Mallorca offer grows and grows 

The Franconians' favourite island will come into focus next summer. The airline Condor is responding to the strong desire to travel among people in the metropolitan region and will be offering direct flights from Nuremberg to Palma from 9 April 2022. Initially, the route will be flown four times a week, then daily from the end of May until mid-October.

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