AviAlliance GmbH
Airports Hamburg Airport

Gateway to the world: Hamburg Airport

Hamburg Airport is one of the oldest civil aviation airports in Germany, with a history that already stretches back over 100 years. Since July 2000, Hamburg Airport has formed part of the AviAlliance network of holdings. The company has a 49 percent interest in the airport. The remaining 51 percent is held by the City of Hamburg.

As Germany’s fifth-largest airport, Hamburg Airport ensures that its infrastructure always meets current requirements and corresponds to the state of the art. At present, the biggest project is the renewal of the main apron: In the period up to 2020, the airport is investing around 120 million euros in renewing the apron completely. The go-ahead for the first phase of the project, involving an area of 59,000 square meters, was given in March 2016. The construction measure represents an investment in the future: the new surface will enable aircraft to taxi better and more quietly. That will reduce noise and exhaust emissions – an important goal on the way to greater sustainability.

In May 2016, the new Hamburg Airport Cargo Center went into operation. This was a major step in making the airport fit for the future of freight-handling. The modern buildings and facilities streamline all the relevant processes in Hamburg. The core element is the new air freight hangar, which has an area of around 20,000 square meters. In all, the airport has invested around 50 million euros in this logistics center.

Key project data

  • Contract for the operation of Hamburg Airport
  • Form of privatization: Partial privatization, public-private partnership, contract concluded in 2000, duration open-ended
  • Shareholders: City of Hamburg (51%), AviAlliance (49%)
  • Central hub for Northern and Eastern Europe

Reasons for investment

Hamburg Airport is the most important airport in Northern Germany. Its chief attraction is as a central hub of transportation for Northern and Eastern Europe. It offers a broad range of connections to around 130 destinations worldwide (2018), making it a vital facility for the metropolitan region of Hamburg.

Shareholders Flughafen Hamburg GmbH

  • 51% City of Hamburg
  • 49% AviAlliance


Year Passengers
2014 14.8 million
2015 15.6 million
2016 16.2 million
2017 17.6 million
2018 17.2 million

Financial Highlights 2018

Revenues EUR 269.4 million
of which Non-Aviation 33%
EBITDA EUR 95.6 million

Prizes and awards

Hamburg Airport has been honored several times in the past few years for the quality of what it offers.
Here are some examples:

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2018
Winner in the category of 10-25 million passengers

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018
Best Airport in Eastern Europe

Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017
Best Regional Airport Europe

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2013
Winner in the category of 10-25 million passengers

World Routes Awards 2012
Highly commended in category "Europe"

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards 2012
Winner in the category of 10-25 million passengers