Germania to expand at Bodensee-Airport

Germania is expanding its offering at Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen in Germany, adding two new routes to the programme for summer 2019 and stationing a second Germania aircraft in Friedrichshafen in summer 2020.

The airline has offered flights from Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen, Germany’s southernmost commercial airport on the banks of Lake Constance, since 2014.

In a press conference at the airport, Claus Altenburg, director of sales for the airline outlined the significance of the Friedrichshafen location for Germania.

Altenburg said: “We have always strived for a decentralised route network, and have mainly been active outside of large travel hubs. Our constantly growing passenger figures here in Friedrichshafen are clear proof that our regional approach works and has a promising future.

“Therefore, we will continue to expand our operations in the Vierländer region, as well as our strategic partnership with the Bodensee-Airport, and we will also add new destinations to the route network and station an additional aircraft at Friedrichshafen,” he said.

Claus-Dieter Wehr, managing director of Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen, added: “We are delighted that Germania has made a clear commitment to Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen, and is one of the first tourist airlines to do so.

“With this impressive expansion plan, we will ensure that the Vierländer region is served by an airline offering quality and reliable flights to all key tourist destinations,” he added.

Germania has now completed the plans for the basic flight schedule for 2019 with bookings now available to destinations such as Palma de Mallorca, Crete and Hurghada.

At Friedrichshafen, two additional destinations will be added to the flight schedule in the coming year, to the Balearic island of Ibiza, and the coastal town of Olbia in Sardinia. As a result, Germania will be offering flights to 14 destinations, and 26 flights will take off per week – compared to this year the number of seats offered will increase by 25%.

In winter 2019/2020 the flight schedule will see more additions with one of Germania’s aircraft taking off from Friedrichshafen every day.

The airline is planning to station an additional Airbus aircraft at the Lake Constance airport as of summer 2020. This will allow for additional destinations to be added to the route network, the frequency of flights to increase to at least 30 flights per week, and also allow an increase in the number of seats offered. Germania say this will also create new jobs in the region with the requirement for additional crew.

From left to right: Claus-Dieter Wehr (managing director Flughafen Friedrichshafen GmbH), Gerd Friedel (captain Germania Airline mbH), Claus Altenburg (sales director Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH), Andreas Humer-Hager (head of marketing & communication Friedrichshafen Airport)

Written by: Kimberley Young

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