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Even more on offer: the new winter flight schedule features new airlines and new Eastern European and Scandinavian destinations 

The winter flight schedule for Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg (valid from 27 October 2019) includes seven new destinations and expanded capacity. After a break of several years, the Scandinavian metropolis of Copenhagen is back on the schedule. An average of 60 non-stop destinations in 24 countries are currently served, including 14 European capitals and nine international hubs.

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A fast, relaxed start to your journey: Business travellers vote Nuremberg Germany’s best airport for the twelfth time

From left to right: Christian Buck (Managing Director, Business Traveller), Jürgen Kohstall (Vice President of Marketing, Nuremberg Airport), Sabine Galas (Chief Editor, Business Traveller) and moderator of the Business Traveller Awards. Photo: Andreas Meinhardt

The popularity of Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg is down to combination of a consistently high level of customer satisfaction and customers’ appreciation of what the airport stands for. Business travellers in particular appreciate USPs such as short walking distances and premium services. 

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New for winter: flights to Nuremberg from Copenhagen, Athens and Tel Aviv

The winter flight schedule is bringing three new nonstop connections to Nuremberg: After a brief interruption, passengers will again be able fly to Nuremberg from Tel Aviv from November. Flights from Athens are also back on the schedule. Both connections are now operated by Ryanair. After a five-year break, direct flights from Scandinavia to Nuremberg are available again. From autumn, Ryanair will operate flights from the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Other new connections are in preparation.

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4.5 million passengers - a record year in 2018 and new challenges for 2019

Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe in front of the airport building. Source: Airport Nuremberg/ Luca Eberhardt

2018 was the most successful year in the 64-year history of Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg: it set a new record of 4.46 million passengers (an increase of 6.7 percent on 2017). The previous record of 4.27 million was set in 2008. The group's turnover is now well over €100 million and the annual net profit is also at an all-time high of over €4.1 million.

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TUI fly expands schedule at Nuremberg Airport

TUI fly will again station an aircraft at Nuremberg Airport for the start of the summer tourist flight schedule. Germany's most popular holiday airline will fly from Nuremberg directly to Heraklion, Corfu, Kos and Rhodes (Greece); Fuerteventura, Las Palmas and Tenerife (Canary Islands); and Hurghada and Marsa Alam (Egypt).

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Setting records in 2018: Nuremberg Airport breaks the 4.4 million passenger mark for the first time ever

Never before in its 64-year history has Nuremberg Airport recorded so many passengers: 4.467 million passengers used Germany's most popular airport (Business Traveller Award 2008 - 2018) for business and holiday trips in 2018. The 6.7 percent increase on the previous year is due mainly to strong growth in the tourism sector. The busiest month was August, with over 500,000 passengers for the first time ever. The most successful day was 19 August 2018, with 20,777 passengers.

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Surprising accolade from the industry for Nuremberg Airport

Brand Director Steven Small (middle) presents the coveted award to the airport’s Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe (left) and Christian Käser, Head of Airline Marketing & Business Development. Photo: Routes

The jury of the international World Route Development Forum, World Routes, has awarded Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg yet again with the World Routes Marketing Award – this time in competition with major airports of 4 to 20 million passengers. The award, which was presented in the southern Chinese port city of Guangzhou, is considered one of the highest distinctions awarded to airports and is much coveted by the industry. Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe is delighted "about the industry’s renewed accolade".

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Best German Airport for the eleventh year in a row

Business Traveller Awards 2018

Once again, Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg has been impressed regular business travellers with easy orientation, short walking distances and excellent service. These passengers voted Nuremberg as their favourite airport for Business Traveller magazine. This is the eleventh consecutive year in which Nuremberg Airport has won the Business Traveller Award in the Best Airport for Business Travellers in Germany. “It’s a great achievement and we are all very proud”, says Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe.

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A look back on a record-breaking year

Stable growth ahead

The employees and management of Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg can look back on an extremely successful year: with record growth of 20 percent to 4.2 million passengers, Nuremberg Airport was Germany’s leading large passenger airport. No other German airport with more than 1 million passengers recorded such rapid growth in 2017 as Nuremberg. The past financial year also developed very pleasingly in economic terms: turnover exceeded €100 million for the first time. After a year of dynamism and growth, the focus in 2018 will be on consolidating the new routes.

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All set for a record summer

Nuremberg Airport’s summer flight schedule offers business travellers and holidaymakers eight interesting new destinations. The schedule's highlights include Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), Dubai (Condor/FTI) and the extensive range of flights made possible by Eurowings’ establishment of a base in Nuremberg. The summer flight plan features more than 60 non-stop destinations, all of which are available for booking with immediate effect.

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